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Agenda17th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Register for the Conference

By attending the full conference, you can earn up to: 6 Continuing Education Credits (CECs/HSW) for Landscape Architects, 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Engineers, and 10 AIA CES LUs (9 of which are HSWs) for Architects.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

Time Activity

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Check-in Continental Breakfast & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Introduction in Finger Lakes Ballroom

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote I in Finger Lakes Ballroom

Energiesprong, a Way to Create a Mass Market for Net Zero Energy Homes
Jasper van den Munckhof, Director/Founder, Energiesprong

10:00 - 10:45

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Product Showcase: Paul Grahovac, Build Smart, LLC

Concurrent Session I
10:45 - 12:50 PM

10:45 - 11:45

Track A: Energy
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Charlie Bertuch

RetrofitNY: Update on the Road to Net Zero Retrofits
Greg Hale, NYSERDA
Evan Hallas, Taitem Engineering
Tom King, King + King Architects
Allison van Hee, JOE NYC

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: Biomimicry & Life-inspired Design
Conesus Room
Chair: Kevin Stack

Ordinary Material, Extraordinary Geometry
Daekwon Park, Syracuse University

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Green Solutions
Hemlock Room
Chair: Erik Backus

"But It is Too Expensive!" Barriers and solutions to market acceptance of green building and sustainability initiatives
Rick Alfandre, Alfandre Architecture, PC and EcoBuilders, Inc
Jeffrey Domanski, Hudson Valley Energy and Erase40

(Approved for 1.0 CEC)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU)

11:50 - 12:50

Track A: Energy
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Charlie Bertuch

Repurposing Mid-Century Buildings for a New Generation
Jason Evans, Ashley McGraw Architects
Jaimee Wilson, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: Biomimicry & Life-inspired Design
Conesus Room
Chair: Kevin Stack

Case Studies in Co-Benefits of Nature-Based Design Utilizing Optimized Engineered Growing Media
Jesse Rosenbluth, Omni Ecosystems

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Green Solutions
Hemlock Room
Chair: Erik Backus

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
Michael Schmidt, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Erika Gripp, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Noah Townsend, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Benjamin Schmidt, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Dylan Howatt, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

12:50 - 1:50

Lunch & Networking Opportunities in Finger Lakes Ballroom

1:50 - 2:20

Keynote II in Finger Lakes Ballroom

New York's Climate Agenda: The Green New Deal

Janet Joseph, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development, NYSERDA

2:20 - 3:05

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Product Showcase: Liz Connor, Unalam

Concurrent Session II
3:05 - 5:10

3:05 – 4:05

Track A: Resilience
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Nicole Schuster

Buildings and Climate Change: How Can We Prepare?
Amanda Stevens, NYSERDA

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: High Performance Buildings
Conesus Room
Chair: Charlie Bertuch

Code Commissioning in NY State
Nate Goodell, Taitem Engineering
Lou Vogel, Taitem Engineering

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Health and Wellness in the Built Environment
Hemlock Room
Chair: Chris Straile

Hospitals Funding Patients' Home Repairs for Better Health Outcomes
Lauren Asplen, BlueGreen Alliance

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

4:10 - 5:10

Track A: Resilience
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Nicole Schuster

Meeting the Challenges of Intensifying Environmental Challenge
Kevin Stack, Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC / Building in Nature's Image, Inc
Josh Stack, Resilience Science Consulting, LLC

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

Track B: High Performance Buildings
Conesus Room
Chair: Charlie Bertuch

Making Our Buildings HeatSmart: Urgency, Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities
Lindsay Speer, Alliance for a Green Economy
Chris Carrick, Central New York Planning and Development Board

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Health and Wellness in the Built Environment
Hemlock Room
Chair: Chris Straile

Healthy Design, Healthy Bottom Line: The Business Case for Human Health in High Performance Buildings
Lauren Hildebrand, Steven Winter Associates, Inc

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

5:10 - 6:30

Reception, Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions, & Student Poster Competition in Lobby

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time Activity

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Introduction in Finger Lakes Ballroom

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Presentation III in Finger Lakes Ballroom

The Second Wave: Welcome to the WELL Movement
Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO, International WELL Building Institute

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU)

10:00 -10:45

Panel Presentation in Finger Lakes Ballroom
Plenary Panel on Sustainability: Perspectives of Developers
Participants: Jeffrey J. Eades, Key Equipment Finance Clean Energy, Gene Boniberger, Rudin Management Company, and Robert Doucette, Armory Development & Management

Facilitator: Charles Bertuch, Bermann Associates

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

10:45 - 11:30

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Product Showcase: Alex De Gagne, Minotair

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Lunch in Finger Lakes Ballroom
including the Green Building Advocate Ceremony & Recognition of the Student Poster Winners
Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Ballroom & Finger Lakes Foyer

Concurrent Session III
12:35 – 2:40

12:35 - 1:35

Track A: Biophilia
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Ed Bogucz

Unpaving Paradise: Biophilic, Sustainable, Resilient Urban Regeneration
Brandon Specketer, COOKFOX Architects

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: Urban Design, Planning, and Community Development
Conesus Room
Chair: Kevin Stack

Sustainable Design in a Native American Community
Barry Halperin, Beardsley Architects + Engineers
John MacArthur, Beardsley Architects + Engineers
Colleen Thomas, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Liz Jacobs, Akwesasne Housing Authority

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Energy
Hemlock Room
Chair: Peter Lindabury

Green Design Studio for Healthy and Sustainable Buildings and Communities: Exploration of an Innovative Approach
Jensen Zhang, Syracuse University
Elizabeth A Krietemeyer, Syracuse University
Amber Bartosh, Syracuse University
Jialei Shen, Syracuse University

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

1:40 - 2:40

Track A: Biophilia
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Ed Bogucz

Design to Stimulate the Mind: Lessons in Biophilia
Bethany Borel, COOKFOX Architects

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

Track B: Urban Design, Planning, and Community Development
Conesus Room
Chair: Kevin Stack

A Community Platform for Visualizing Climate Change Adaptation
Bess Krietemeyer, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Amber Bartosh, Syracuse University School of Architecture

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Energy
Hemlock Room
Chair: Peter Lindabury

The New York Energy Manager: How Building Energy Data Have Been Utilized to Drive Value at SUNY Buffalo State College and Stony Brook University
Rob Neimeier, OBG, Part of Ramboll
Thomas Lanzilotta, Stony Brook University
Rebecca Hughes, New York Energy Manager

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

2:40 – 3:00

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Concurrent Session IV
3:05 – 5:10

3:05 - 4:05

Track A: Green lessons Learned
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Diane Brandli

Carbon Redux: Tales from the Trenches
Jim D'Aloisio, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt
Jodi Smits Anderson, DASNY

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: Urban Design, Planning, and Community Development
Conesus Room
Chair: Erik Backus

Transformative Downtown Revitalization through Sustainable Development - The Story of Lake Tunnel Solar Village
Robert Switala, Bergmann Associates

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Net-Zero Energy Buildings
Hemlock Room
Chair: Peter Lindabury

Getting to Zero: Advanced Energy Design Guidance for Office and Schools
Paul Torcellini, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

4:10 – 5:10

Track A: Green lessons Learned
Canandaigua Room
Chair: Diane Brandli

We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes
Steve Klocke, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track B: Urban Design, Planning, and Community Development
Conesus Room
Chair: Erik Backus

Go for Gold: LEED for Communities and Your Local College
Erik Backus, Clarkson University

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Track C: Net-Zero Energy Buildings
Hemlock Room
Chair: Peter Lindabury

Planning, Design and Operation of Net Zero Energy Buildings
Charles Bertuch, Bergmann Associates

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

5:15

Closing and Conference Giveaway in Finger Lakes Ballroom

5:30

Conference Concludes

Partner Pre-Conference Workshop: LEED for Cities and Communities

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Tuesday, April 16th
1:00 - 5:00 PM
SyracuseCoE

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Phone: 315-470-6817
kbsearing@esf.edu

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