Contracts, Climate, & Compliance: A workshop discussing the legal risks and responsibilities of high performance building design & construction

Building Energy Exchange & Virtual

Michael K. De Chiara-Senior Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara

Rocco Giannetti, FAIA, LEED AP ID+C-Principal/Managing Director, Gensler

Tomi Vest, General Counsel, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Resilience

Josephine Zurica, P.E., LEED AP, CPHC-Principal, Dagher Engineering

Michael Izzo-Vice President, Construction, Hines

Richard Yancey, FAIA, LEED AP-Exectuive Director, Building Energy Exchange

09.14.2021 | 8:30-10:00

Michael De Chiara spoke at a BE-Ex Architect Advisory Council (AAC) workshop co-sponsored by the Building Energy Exchange, AIA New York, and ASHRAE New York about the legal risk and responsibility of high performance design and construction, and how to improve compliance with NYC climate legislation.

New York’s forthcoming predicted energy use code (Local Law 32 of 2018), as well as the groundbreaking building carbon emission limits, of 2019’s Local Law 97, will require fundamental changes to the practice of architecture, and how we design, operate, and construct our buildings. The Building Energy Exchange convened the Architect Advisory Council – 27 leading architects, engineers, and organizational representatives – to determine key areas of climate action for the profession, design & construction.

This workshop follows actionable steps outlined in the Building Energy Exchange Architect Advisory Council vision document, Who Cares About Energy Codes? The Architect’s Guide to New York City’s Aggressive Carbon Reduction Code.

To read a recap of the panel, click here.

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