AGRION Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency Day

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 9:30am- 4:00pm ET / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 8:30am PDT / 10:00am - 11:30am EDT / 16:00 - 17:30 (Paris - Brussels)

Meeting in New York

Time Schedule:

9:30am-10:00am: Breakfast and Networking

10:00am-11:30am: Scaling Up Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Roundtable

11:30am-12:15pm: Lunch and Networking 

12:15pm-1:45pm: Net Zero Energy Buildings Task Force Meeting

1:45pm-3:00pm: Green Building Technology Showcase


Scaling Up Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Roundtable

By 2014, market share of green retrofits projects is expected to rise to 20-30% (2009 McGraw Hill report). Demand for energy efficiency retrofits has grown to represent a current market investment opportunity of $279 billion and over $1 trillion in potential energy savings over 10 years. (2012 DBCCA & Rockefeller Foundation report). Such growth can be attributed to consumer’s desire to capture energy savings and be more socially responsible, but foremost it is driven by regulatory policies at the state level. Ramping-up of these policies, such as the Energy Efficiency Resource Standards, will put increased pressure on utilities to achieve energy saving targets and to be creative in their efficiency programs. Renewed federal emphasis on efficiency in 2013 may help encourage such programs (many of which involve educating building owners on potential utility cost savings) and other incentives, though constricted overall government spending and potential legislative pushback can represent impediments.


Regardless of policy support, economic sluggishness exacerbate barriers such as upfront costs and associated borrowing risks and decrease building owner enthusiasm for adopting retrofits. Scaling the building efficiency retrofits market will therefore require capital as well as mature and effective financing mechanisms. Recently, new financing structures such as Energy Service Agreements (ESAs), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and On-Bill-Finance options, have emerged and may help address such obstacles. Of these, ESAs have been singled out as having the greatest potential in meeting the “needs of both real estate owners and capital providers in the commercial and institutional market, without the requirement for external enablers such as regulation or subsidy”.


In this meeting, building owners, utilities, regulators, and financiers will convene to discuss these developments and examine the conditions necessary to scale up the building energy efficiency retrofits market.

  • What federal and state incentives and regulations currently exist for efficiency retrofits? How effective are they (e.g. NYC’s Local Law 84)?
  • How do states differ in their promotion efficiency goals?
  • What are the biggest financing sources for efficiency retrofits?
  • What is the cost distribution for retrofit projects?
  • What other drivers will help scale efficiency retrofits?
  • What can the market expect, in terms of policy and financing, in 2013?



Net Zero Energy Buildings Working Group


The AGRION Net Zero Energy Building Framework, will amalgamate the perspectives of A&D, engineering, retrofit financiers, academic institutions, utilities, and technology providers on best practices for NZE Buildings. The report will be divided in content between existing and new buildings; it will include a technical framework with case studies, a directory of promising technologies, as well as a financing and policy framework.



Lex Heslin, The Beautiful Earth Group, President and CEO

Max Joel, Solar1Director, Community Solar Initiative

Michael Rovito, ERS, Senior Consultant

Beth Heider, Skanska, Senior Vice President, Green Markets

Moderator: Rob Rothblatt AIA LEED AP, AECOM, Design Director, Architectural Design Practice

Energy Efficiency Technology Showcase 

Promising energy efficiency technology startups will present on their business cases.



Marshall Cox, Radiator Labs, Founder, CTO

Carl Chastain, Honest Buildings, Director, Market Development



Liste des inscrits
78 personnes sont présentes à cette réunion, parmi lesquelles :
Will attend in person Via streaming
Viridity Energy
Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Community Environmental Cent
Director - Technical Services
New York City
Deputy Commissioner Energy Management
California Energy Commission
Energy Commission Specialist I
Boston Green Building
Community Environmental Cent
Director, Corporate Development
City of San Francisco
GreenFinanceSF program manager
Horizon Engineering
Engineering Manager
Green Business Officer
Senior Analyst
Environmental Dynamics Group
Cleantech Works, LLC
Con Edison
Program Manager Energy Efficiency and Demand Management
Joule Assets
Vice President, Sales and Market Development
ConEdison Solutions
Smart Grid Analyst
Baker & McKenzie
Special Counsel
Long Island Power Authority
Director, Commercial Efficiency Programs
Joule Assets Inc.
Director of Sales
Joule Assets Inc.
Director of Sales
Sustainable Performance Cons
NYSERDA Outreach Project Consultant
Sustainable Performance Cons
NYSERDA Outreach Project Consultant
Energy Tax Savers, Inc.
Senior Analyst
UN Foundation
Program Associate, Energy Efficiency
ENERActive Solutions
Vice President
Sr. Clean Tech Consultant
Director of Construction & Design
Senior Financial Policy Specialist
Tishman Construction
Sales Associate
New York City Housing Author
Deputy Director
Watts Capital, LLC
Managing Director
Mintz Levin
New York City Council
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Jones Lang LaSalle
NewWorld Capital Group
Research Analyst
DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund
Assistant Vice President
Barrett Capital Corporation
Managing Director
Sr. R&TD Engineer
Donnelly Mechanical
VP, Energy Services
New York City Housing Author
Assistant Director
Con Edison
Business Development
Societe Generale
Vice President
AKF Group, LLC
Energy Engineer
Project Manager
Phillips Lytle LLP
Sustainability Attorney
Horizon Engineering
Business Development coordinator
Atelier Ten
Business Development Manager
atelier ten
Arup North America
Electrical Engineer
Solar One - NYSERDA
Director - NYSERDA EDGE Program
Altanova energy+sustainabili
VP Strategic Planning
Sustainability Consultant
Senior Consultant
Green Built LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Columbia University Medical
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Jones Lang LaSalle
Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Projects
Associate Project Manager
Hodgson Russ LLP
Partner, Cleantech Practice Group Leader, Environment & Energy Practice Group
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Of Counsel
International Planning and R
Senior Consultant
E-Capital Development
Strategic Coordinator
Bank of America
SVP - Renewables & Energy Services
Morningstar Ratings LLC
Vice Chair
Morningstar Ratings LLC
Vice Chair
Sr. Director
Senior Specification Consultant
Edwards & Zuck
Director of Commissioning and Energy Services
R3 energy
director of energy investments
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Rory Christian
Environmental Defense Fund
Director NY Smart Power
Dana Schneider
Jones Lang LaSalle
Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Projects
John Coster
Green Business Officer
Ariella Cohen
Project Manager
Mike Gordon
Joule Assets