News and Events: UPCOMING! BuildingEnergy NYC 2019
Now in its seventh year, BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. The event brings together hundreds of professionals from across the industry to learn from and network with one another.
HIGHMARK-NY’s Richard Gerbe is presenting at BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 on the topic of Tools for Electrification: EVs, Demand Response, Complete Air Barriers, and DHW. Four tight, impressive mini-presentations, in a learning arc feeding electrification of our built environment: Electric Vehicles: EV Infrastructure from Greenlots; Demand Response from B2Q Associates; Sealing Technology from Aeroseal; and Domestic HW+ Heat Pumps from Highmark NY. The four presentations will be followed by deep contact time with the individual presenters at break-out stations.
Other News and Insights
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The conventional chiller installed at a high-rise multifamily condominium in New York City had run the course of its useful life
and it was time for a replacement. However, many challenges existed, including tight equipment spaces, limited budgets, a short
timeline and sustainability concerns.
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