Complying with New York City’s Energy Code for Building Enclosures

Date: March 13, 2018 5:30pm
Location: SGH New York

DATE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LOCATION
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
550 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

SCHEDULE
5:30 - 6:00pm Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00pm Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30pm Cocktail Reception

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 90 guests to register.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Energy performance requirements for residential and commercial buildings are now more stringent than ever. In New York City, the 2016 energy code update included substantial changes to improve building enclosure design, testing, and overall efficiency. These requirements represent a major step forward for the city’s carbon reduction goals by driving greater building efficiency, but also place stricter guidelines on the architecture and engineering industry. This presentation will review recent updates in energy code requirements, explore various methods of compliance, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method, with a focus on building enclosure requirements. We will also review the basics of whole-building energy modeling for energy code compliance and explore the benefits of this increasingly used approach.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • List current energy code requirements for new and existing building enclosures.
  • Recognize when to use different energy code compliance paths for building enclosures, and the requirements of each path.
  • Understand whole-building energy modeling and when and why it should be used.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of whole-building energy modeling.
 

SPEAKERS

   
Cheryl M. Saldanha, P.E., LEED Green Associate | Senior Staff II - Building Technology
Cheryl Saldanha specializes in the design and evaluation of building enclosures, working on projects that involve investigations and renovations to building enclosure systems. Her background in building science includes computer simulations of buildings and building components. She is adept at using multiple computer software packages to perform thermal and hygrothermal analyses of building details, as well as whole-building energy and daylighting analyses. Cheryl is president of the New York Regional Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and a member of the New York City Energy Conservation Code advisory committee.
   
Sean M. O’Brien, P.E., LEED AP | Senior Principal
Sean O’Brien is head of the Building Technology group in SGH’s New York office. He specializes in building science and building enclosure performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, moisture migration, and energy efficiency issues. He investigates and designs repairs for a wide variety of building types and has published papers on topics including moisture migration in masonry wall systems and condensation resistance of windows and curtain walls. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA NY); and the New York City Energy Conservation Code advisory committee. He is also co-chair of the New York City Building Enclosure Council.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Owners
  • Facilities Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Attorneys


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