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    Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency: New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report

    Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, Editors

    Increasing resiliency of New York City to a range of climate risks in the coming decades


    The Implications of a Data Driven–Built Environment

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue explores how large data sets can be harnessed to improve energy management in the built environment.

    Volume 1295


    Cost Estimates for Flood Resilience and Protection Strategies in New York City

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents research that assesses the costs of six different flood management strategies to anticipate long-term challenges that New York City will face in preparation for future storm surges.

    Volume 1294


    Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment

    Speakers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Cliff Majersik (Institute for Market Transformation), and Chris Pyke (U.S. Green Building Council)

    There is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data. Without the proper tools, the virtual tsunami of building data can overwhelm potential users. This eBriefing focuses on refining the data stream to drive green building innovation.


    Energy Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Lynn Gladden (University of Cambridge), Raymond Lee Orbach (University of Texas at Austin), Philippe Tanguy (Total S.A.), and Omar Yaghi (University of California, Los Angeles)

    This eBriefing highlights energy research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include fossil fuel and renewable energy research, and energy efficiency in buildings.


    Environmental Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Paul Alivisatos (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), SA Sherif (University of Florida), John Spengler (Harvard University), Adel Sharif (University of Surrey)

    This eBriefing highlights environmental research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include soil science, advances in chemical processes and products, CO2 management, and environmental monitoring.


    Measuring Energy Efficiencies in Buildings: Connecting Goals with Metrics

    Organizer & Moderator: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green)
    Speakers: Victoria Anstead (Tactical Aesthetics), Hywel Davies (Chartered Institution of Building Engineers), and David Hsu (University of Pennsylvania)

    This eBriefing covers the opportunities and challenges of communicating energy-related issues, changing behavior, and monitoring and measuring efficiency gains.


    Smart Growth Around Transportation Hubs

    Moderator & Speaker: David King (Columbia University)
    Speakers: Gerry Bogacz (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council) and Peter B. Fleischer (Empire State Future)

    This eBriefing covers the implications of legislation for smart growth they ways multiple layers of government interact to coordinate investment and growth decisions and to use existing transportation facilities efficiently.


    Achieving Urban Infrastructure Efficiencies Through Building Networks

    Speakers: Wes Frye (Cisco Systems), Charlotte Matthews (Related Companies), and Nicholas You (WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative)

    In order realize the full urban potential for deep energy reductions, we need to look at networks of buildings in the urban landscape, as opposed to a collection of individual buildings. This eBriefing will help us begin to think in terms of such networks.


    Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Moving From Demonstration Projects to the Mainstream

    Moderator: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green)
    Speakers: Bert Gregory (Mithun), Philip Macey (Haselden Construction), and Paul Torcellini (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    This eBriefing presents projects that are achieving new levels of sustainability in a challenging marketplace and provides expert insights into metrics, best practices, trends, and prospects in the low energy/net zero energy building realm.