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WEEKLY NEWS

22 MARCH 2017
 
 
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WANT RENEWABLES? FIX EFFICIENCY

According to the "Duck Curve," the rise of solar is changing how power is used in California and it may not be all good news. Last week, Cecil Scheib had the opportunity to hear Matt Golden speak about California’s experience as an early adopter of renewable energy. Golden believes we need to fix the energy efficiency market if we want to actually scale up renewables. Read the full story on our blog.

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Light Your Way Forward

3/27

6:00pm - 8:00pm
USAI Showroom

Join us for a discussion on innovations in lighting systems as they relate to wellness, energy savings, circadian rhythm and biophilic design.

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Spring Member Reception

4/3

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Shaw Contract

See what's coming up for Urban Green and connect with colleagues and friends over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at our first reception of the year.

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Conquering the Energy Code: Commercial

4/6

9:00am - 5:00pm
Urban Green Council

Catch up with the new NYS energy code with training from sustainability experts, tailored toward commercial architects and engineers.

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Conguering the Energy Code: Residential

4/12

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urban Green Council

Get up to speed on the residential requirements of the new NYS energy code for architects and engineers with training from sustainability experts.

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Member Reception

Join us on April 3 for our Spring Member Reception! Catch up with us over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the sleek Shaw Contract showroom overlooking Union Square. And if you renew or become a member today you will receive free admission to the event—plus an additional six months of membership!

Guests that registered for March 14 have been automatically added to the April 3 list and do not need to register again. Please contact Bea Mora with any questions.

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Celebrate Earth Hour

Come together for climate change and celebrate Earth Hour on 3/25— spread the word to colleagues and friends by reminding them to power down at 8:30 PM next Saturday.

You can also get involved by making a gift to Urban Green to support our efforts to combat climate change in New York City!

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COMMUNITY

 

Buildings Simulation: BIM to SIM

Building simulation allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options. This presentation will explore building performance simulation fundamentals, Building Information Modeling, key simulation programs, as well as underlying methodologies.

March 28 | 5:30 am - 7:30 pm | NYC

Better Steam Heat: Upgrades & Resident Engagement

Join BEEx and the NYC Retrofit Accelerator for a presentation of steam heating system upgrades that fix under- and over-heating problems, quiet clanging pipes, and reduce operating and maintenance costs. Free to attend.

March 29 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | NYC

Facades+ NY

Facades+ showcases the latest information and projects involving high-performance building enclosures in a day-long symposium followed by a day of hands-on workshops. Featuring a range of speakers, the event bridges industry, academia, the building profession, operations, and ownership.

April 6 - 7 | 8:00 am - 5:30 pm | NYC

 

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