March 23, 2015 - Green Buildings
AIA NY hosted "Edge Sustainability: The Future of Architecture in a Changing Climate" at the Center for Architecture on March 10th. As the de Blasio administration seeks to carry out its aggressive green buildings plan, part of the city's goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, architects gathered with energy experts and the deputy director of the mayor's Office of Sustainability to discuss how to best move this work forward. Four themes were addressed: education, mandates & policy, branding & visioning, and owner interests.
Event speakers included: David Bomke, assistant vice president of operations, The Fulcrum Group, and vice president, New York Energy Consumers Council, Inc.; William Braham, FAIA, director of masters of Environmental Building and Design, University of Pennsylvania; Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP, chief sustainability officer, RTKL; and John Lee, deputy director for Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency at the mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. Tomas Rossant, AIA, 2015 AIANY president moderated the event.
The event was organized by AIANY's Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Urban Green Council with additional support from the conEdison Green Team. Sponsors included: Buro Happold, Ennead Architects, WSP, Sciame (patrons); Arup, FXFOWLE, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (sponsors); Architecture Research Office, Capalino + Co., Cerami Associates, JFK&M Consulting Group, KPF, Langan, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, Spacesmith, Thornton Tomasetti (supporters).