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    Monthly Forum: Efficiency is Decarbonization

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    Our most abundant and easiest decarbonization effort is the often-neglected investment in efficiency. Formerly referred to as the “negawatt”, many programs stress making the building more efficient FIRST so that the alternatives and/or the electrification protocol operate better, smaller, and MORE EFFICIENTLY (e.g. the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program). This session will discuss history, science, and will highlight historical efficiency case studies of small (1-4) and large (5+) residential buildings.

    By attending this session, participants will:

    - Learn about case studies with small scopes of work and huge savings

    - Understand that cash, not programs, are the principal driving force in building owner decisions

    - Learn the thinking of small to large residential owners and their influences

    - Look at the cost-effectiveness of efficiency retrofits

    Date: April 16th

    Time: 6:30-8:00PM (doors open at 6:15!)

    Location: Häfele America Co. Showroom 20 West 22nd Street #suite 201 New York, NY 10010

    About our Speaker:

    Andy Padian is an original Board member and volunteer with GreenHomeNYC. He has over 30 years of experience managing sustainability projects and programs across the private, nonprofit, and financial sectors. He is a nationally noted expert on building science, sustainability, resilience, energy efficiency, code compliance, and appliance efficiency. He writes and presents on these subjects regionally and nationally.  

    About our venue:
    Häfele’s New York City Showroom

    Located in the heart of Manhattan, our award-winning, 4,000 sq. ft. New York City showroom location features the latest in LED lighting, kitchen organization, architectural sliding, functional hardware and much more.

    Häfele America Co. serves the U.S. market with innovative services and solutions by focusing on delivering functional hardware and specialty fittings to meet your construction needs.  Our corporate offices and primary distribution center are located in Archdale, North Carolina, with regional distribution centers in Torrance, California; Fort Worth, Texas and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  Häfele is known internationally as a leading source of hardware, fitting systems, lighting and electronic locking systems.

    If you have any questions, please contact the GreenHomeNYC Forums group at

    Since 2002, GreenHomeNYC has been promoting an energy efficient and sustainable built environment, and supporting green professional development in NYC.

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