Benchmarking Portfolios: Comparing Green Buildings in NYC

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 9:30am- 12:30pm ET / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 9:00am PT / 10:00am - 12:00pm ET / 16:00 - 18:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)

Meeting in New York





Because of New York City's density, 75% of carbon emissions come from buildings, according to Wegowise. For this reason, the city, along with a handful of others (Austin, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle) is emerging as a leader in documenting its buildings’ energy use through Local Law 84 of its Greener, Greater Buildings plan, initiated in December of 2009. The law states that buildings over 50,000 square feet are required to submit an annual energy benchmark using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool. In 2011, there was a 75% compliance rate. The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report of August 2012 provided many insights based on collecting this data, including that New York City has an average rating of 64 (performing better than 64% of buildings nationally), that multifamily and office buildings dominate the energy usage profile, at 50% and 33.3% respectively, and that a 9% and 15% reduction in energy use and GHG emissions respectively could be achieved by bringing the largest buildings to a 75 score, “very cost-effectively through improved operations and maintenance”.

Local Law 84 has several purposes: to help building owners measure progress, to collect data for better understanding of energy efficiency, and to act as a tool for investors who are interested in retrofits.

AGRION will convene an expert panel to discuss in detail the goals of Local Law 84, the difficulties encountered in acquiring the data, the expected and unexpected consequences of the disclosure of the results, and other related subjects.



Marc Zuluaga, Steven Winter Associates, VP and Director of Multifamily Services


Fiona Cousins, Arup, Principal

Hilary Beber, NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Policy Advisor


Michael Bobker, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, Senior Fellow (Moderator)

Pace Ralli, SCIenergy, Principal, Energy Efficiency Catalyst Fund

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Healthy Buildings
Director of Business Development
Wyndham Worldwide
Sustainability and Innovation Manager for Wyndham Worldwide
Sustainability Manager
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Retail Analyst
Lockheed Martin Energy Solut
Business Development
Responsable optimisation énergétique
Chambers Design
The Bernstein Companies
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Manager – External Environmental Programs, Office of Environmental and Energy Programs
Honest Buildings
Director, Market Dvpt
Building Energy Program Coordinator
Senior Associate
Altanova Energy
Business Development
City of Philadelphia
Energy Analyst
Rose Associates
Green Star Energy Solution
MA Dept. of Energy Resources
Manager, Buildings & Climate Programs
Sustainable Business Solutions
Steven Winter Associates
Senior Building Systems Consultant
Joule Assets Inc.
Director of Sales
Green Power Solutions
IVG Energy
Director of Renewable Energy
Cleantech Law Partners
Of Counsel
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Property Manager
City of Boston
Program Manager, Air Pollution Control Commission
Energy Future Coalition
Managing Director
Drexel University
Senior Associate
BIK Equities
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Sr. Vice President
Barrett Capital Corporation
Managing Director
Junto Consulting Group
Director of Sustianability Initiatives
CUNY Building Performance La
Training Director
UK Trade & Investment
Vice Consul - Energy & Environment
Bernard, Nickels and Associa
Samba Energy
Sustainability Manager LEED GA
Weston Solutions
GreenGrid Green Roof Systems National Program Manager
Rose Associates Inc.
Project Manager
UMass Amherst
Green Building Researcher
Horizon Engineering Associat
Executive Assistant
Sealed Homes
Director of Analytics
Greenwich Energy Solutions
Director of Business Development
New York Times
New York Times
Pareto Energy
Director, Microgrid Analytics
Green Star Energy Solutions
Managing Member
Zenesis Design/Build
University of Massachusetts
Senior Facilities Planner
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Principal Energy Analyst Office of Environmental and Energy Programs
Joule Assets Inc.
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Property Manager
App Engineer
App Engineer
Abundant Power
Abundant Power, New York
Coalition for Green Capital
AKF Group
Ingersoll Rand
Communications Director
Sustainability Manager
The New York Academy of Scie
Program Manager
EcoTech International
The Port Authority of NY & N
Deputy Director for Energy, Office of Environmental and Energy Programs
Water Defense
Program Director
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