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Agenda18th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

The NYS Green Building Conference has been rescheduled to October 29-30 and the Mass Timber Symposium has been rescheduled to October 28. An updated agenda will be provided as soon as possible.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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
Rachel May, Senator, New York State

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote I in Finger Lakes Ballroom
Taking Action in a Time of Climate Crisis
Lucía Oliva Hennelly, Community Development Manager / Founder & Director, Climate Advocacy Lab / {re}CONSTITUTE
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

10:00 - 10:45

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Concurrent Session I
 10:45 - 12:50 PM

Track A – Canandaigua
High Performance Multifamily
Chair:

Track B – Conesus
Healthy Buildings / Healthy Planet
Chair:

Track C – Hemlock
High Performance Higher Ed
Chair:

10:45 - 11:45 PM

What are Buildings of Excellence? Low Carbon and So Much More
Michelle Tinner, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.
Patrick Fitzgerald, NYSERDA
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU)

NYStretch Energy Code 2020: A Tool for Meeting Communities' Climate Goals
Marilyn Dare, NYSERDA
Kevin Stack, Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC / Building in Nature's Image, Inc
Josh Stack, Resilience Science Consulting, LLC
(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Achieving LEED Platinum at Colgate University through advanced design and sustainable landscaping
John Pumilio, Colgate University
John Inman, Colgate University
Katy Jacobs, Colgate University

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

11:50 - 12:50

Transforming New Multifamily Construction to Zero – Strategies for Implementing Energy Targets with Design Pathways
Paul A. Torcellini, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Zachary Craun, COOKFOX Architects

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Health AND High Performance: Putting Public Health Research on the Built Environment into Action
Lauren Hildebrand, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Bill Walsh, Health Buildings Network
Elizabeth Garland, Icahn School of Medicine

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Transforming to Clean Energy Campuses—Case Study Perspectives from REV Campus Challenge Participants: SUNY ESF, SUNY Oneonta, and St. John Fisher College
Robert Neimeier, Ramboll
Michael Boller, St. John Fisher College
Lachlan Squair, SUNY Oneonta
Justin Heavey, SUNY ESF

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

12:50 – 1:50

Lunch & Networking Opportunities in Finger Lakes Ballroom

1:50 – 2:50

Keynote II in Finger Lakes Ballroom
New York State Climate Leadership: The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
Mark Lowery, Assistant Director, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

2:50 – 3:35

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

 

 

Concurrent Session II
3:35 – 5:40

Track A – Canandaigua
Pathways to Green Buildings
Chair:

Track B – Conesus
Climate Crisis & Resiliency
Chair:

Track C – Hemlock
Smart Technology
Chair:

3:35 – 4:35

We're Still Green at Being Green! Lessons Learned on the Path
Jim D'Aloisio, Klepper, Hahn, & Hyatt
Jodi Smits Anderson, DASNY
Christina Dischiave, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

The Foundation for Addressing the Climate Crisis: Applying Cross-Sectoral Principles of Climate Change Adaptation in the Building Sector
Rachel Jacobson, American Society of Adaptation Professionals
Beth Gibbons, American Society of Adaptation Professionals

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Smart Homes and Smart Grid
Charles Bertuch, Bergmann Associates (Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

4:40 – 5:40

Total Cost of Ownership – How to Really Know Your Life Cycle Cost
Erik Backus, Clarkson University/APPA

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU)

Sustainability and Resiliency – Strategies from Community to Equipment
Chonghui Liu, Popli Design Group

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

SMART Technology – Extreme Sustainability
Shonn Mills, Ramboll (Approved for 1.0 PDH) (Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Quick Fire Presentations

Tabitha Coulter, King's College: "Understanding the role of education programs in implementing sustainability initiatives;"

Alexander Hartwell, Syracuse University: "The Potential Emission Reductions of a High-Efficiency Combined Heat and Power System;"

Autumn Lennon and Anna Poe, Clarkson University: "An Analysis of Complete Streets Implementation Strategies in Non-Urban Community Contexts;"

Elham Mohmmadrezaei, Iowa State University: "Green Building Rating Systems: Present Status, Challenges, and Future Perspectives"

5:40 – 7:00

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

Friday, April 3, 2020
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 AM

Welcome and Introduction in Finger Lakes Ballroom            

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Panel Presentation
The Inner Loop East Transformation, Recreating Community in Downtown Rochester
Erik Frisch, Manager of Special Projects, City of Rochester
Bret Garwood, CEO, Home Leasing Development
Chris Straile, Director of Operations, Sustainable Comfort Inc.

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

10:00 -10:45 AM

Keynote Presentation III in Finger Lakes Ballroom
Living at Zero: A Deep Dive to Decisions for Creating My Zero Energy Home
Paul A. Torcellini, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

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 PM

Track A – Canandaigua
Building Technology
Chair:

Track B – Conesus
Net Zero Energy
Chair:

Track C – Hemlock
Green Infrastructure
Chair:

12:35 - 1:35 PM

Net-Zero Modular Scalable Construction
Chris Straile, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.
Ryan Wallace, Solar Home Factory

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Envelope Retrofit Guide: Net-Zero Energy Strategies for Existing Buildings
Gabrielle Brainard, Pratt Institute
Nina Sharifi, Syracuse University

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Green Parking for a Climate Resilient Built Environment
Lisa Chase, Two Willows Consulting, LLC
Daniel Ciarcia, Two Willows Consulting, LLC

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)

1:40 - 2:40 PM

ESF/SU's 2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Presentation
Christopher Carrano, SUNY ESF
Noah Townsend, SUNY ESF
Ryan Badke, SUNY ESF

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU)

How to get to Passive and Where to go One You've Arrived: CreekView Cast Study
James Moriarty, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.
Chris Straile, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Integrated Solar Green Roofs – A Swiss Army Knife of Benefits for Building Owners
Alan Burchell, Urbanstrong, LLC

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

2:40 – 3:00 PM

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Lobby

Concurrent Session IV
3:05 – 5:10 PM

Track A – Canandaigua
Infrastructure + Existing Buildings
Chair:

Track B – Conesus High Performance Buildings Chair:
Chair:

Track C – Hemlock
Rating Systems
Chair:

3:05 - 4:05PM

Power Structures: Assessing Building Design and Technology Pathways for Future Community Energy Resilience
Nina Sharifi, Syracuse University
Gabrielle Brainard, Pratt Institute

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

How do Heat Pumps Really Perform in Cold Climates?
Carina Paton, Frontier Energy
Adam Walburger, Frontier Energy
Nicholas Genzel, Frontier Energy

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Overview and NY Project Examples
Cindy Wasser, Home Innovation Research Labs
Philip LaRocque, LaRocque Business Management

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

4:10 – 5:10 PM

Reusing Existing Infrastructure: The Surest, Quickest Way to Zero Carbon
Peter Siegrist, Peter Siegrist, AIA
Jennifer Ahrens, Bero Architecture
Katie Egger Comeau, Bero Architecture

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 CEC/HSW)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Embracing Building Hybrid Technologies for Electrification
Jaimee Wilson, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects
Bill Bishop, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects

(Approved for 1.0 PDH)

(Approved for 1.0 AIA CES LU/HSW)

Sustainable Buildings without LEED Certification: Why is this Becoming a Preferred Trend?
Nana-Yaw Andoh, Rochester Institute of Technology
Yewande Abraham, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lisa Greenwood, Rochester Institute of Technology
Minh Pham, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Rochester Institute of Technology

(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