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Retrofit Now! Reducing Carbon and Complying with LL97

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In partnership with AIA New York, this multi-day course provides 14 CES LU|HSWs and training to make significant energy and carbon reductions in your clients’ buildings.

A total of 11.9 PDH credits from the Practicing Institute of Engineering are also now available (reflects total of all four sessions).

Retrofit Now! will provide you with a comprehensive overview of New York’s suite of building efficiency laws and show you how to comply with them and make deep energy and carbon reductions. 

This is a FOUR-session class:

May 8, 9, 15, & 16 | 9:00am - 12:30pm [VIRTUAL]

Virtual courses will be conducted via Zoom and a link will be sent to all participants at least one day prior to the first session.

New York has gotten serious about climate change and this will have a huge impact on architectural practice. Local Law 97 sets carbon caps on emissions from large buildings and will be enforced with fines. Another law requires large buildings to post energy-efficiency grades near public entrances. In addition, the newest energy code is about 20% stronger than the last one.

Building owners now expect architects and other designers to have the expertise to help them meet the code, avoid fines, and get good grades. An estimated $21 billion will be spent on building retrofits to meet the carbon caps through 2030, and even more will be spent through 2050, representing a huge business opportunity for skilled designers and a chance to help solve the most pressing issue of this century. Designers without expertise may instead face legal liabilities, should their work result in carbon fines or low grades.

Key topics include:

• Regulatory and existing building stock context

• Retrofits, deep retrofits, and capital asset planning

• Typical architectural renovations that can be leveraged

• Engineering strategies for energy-use reduction

• Financial and technical assistance


Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, President, LK Policy Lab

Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

Registration Fee: $395

This multi-day training course provides 14 CES LU|HSWs


Prior Course attendees had this to say:

“Well organized and logical progression through the topics…provide a comprehensive and easy to understand deep dive into a very complex technical, legal and sociological minefield.”

“Very informative, confirming what I knew and learning what I did not know”

This course is brought to you by the CUNY Building Performance Lab in partnership with AIA New York.

Outreach partners:

Building Energy Exchange

New York Passive House

The Mayor's Office of Climate and Sustainability + NYC Accelerator

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