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  • Green Buildings Solutions: What's Working? Post Occupancy Evaluation

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Green Buildings Discussion Group

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    Green Buildings begin with a well defined “design intent,” usually including a goal for significantly reduced energy consumption compared to standard practice. Too often, though, there is less attention paid to performance after construction is completed and the building is occupied.

    Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) has been evolving as a science in Europe, and is gaining traction in the US. Different levels of POE seek to understand post occupancy building performance, including energy performance and other aspects of occupant satisfaction.

    This session of the Green Buildings Discussion Group will highlight the progress made in establishing POE criteria in Germany, and show performance data from several buildings in New York City, including the Hearst Tower, Four Times Square and The Helena.

    This program qualifies for two professional development hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers or two learning units (LUs) for Licensed Architects under sponsorship of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) . To receive these credits, obtain the supplemental registration form at the meeting and submit to NYIT along with a $50 registration fee.


    Measurement, verification and more – the next steps towards green buildings
    Stefan Plesser, Technical University of Braunschweig

    Energy Performance in a NYC Real Estate Portfolio
    Don Winston, PE, Durst Organization

    Meeting the Mark: Achieving Anticipated Performance Goals
    Brian Schwagerl, Hearst Corporation

    Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Adam Hinge, Sustainable Energy Partnerships

    Networking Reception



    This event is the third in a four-part series Green Building Solutions: What’s Working? The series will showcase current green building technologies, demonstrate case studies of building design and construction incorporating these technologies and examine the lessons learned in the process. Technologies to be covered in the series will include energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, water efficiency and reuse, waste reduction, the use of environmentally responsible materials and integrated design processes.

    Other events in this series include:

    Considering the Brains Behind a Smart Building, Thursday, October 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Achieving Energy Efficiency with Simple Technologies, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    A Business Case for Sustainability, Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (date tentative)