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Green Catwalk GreenHomeNYC January 2011

  1. 1. A Subchapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Green Catwalk: 5 minutes Each for New Green “Stuff” January 2011 ForumThanks to our Sponsors tonight:The NYC Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy(NYC ACRE) Part of NYU-Poly
  2. 2. Tonight’s Lineup For the Green Catwalk 5 minutes Each for New Green “Stuff”Presenter Subject Uniqueness/New ProductAndy Padian Green Loans NYS Multifamily Green Loan Program – Savings for first buildings reporting backCarol Derby Design Tex Extensive LCA done on textiles printed on fabric cardcderby@dtex.comDiana Heat Timers Making Existing Mechanicals Work In MostNezamutinova and other Multifamily timing devicesDonna Hope Vokashi Wormless composting system, apartment pick up availabledonna@vokashi.comEva Finkelstein Green Design New Green Product Store in ExpoEvan Mason The Second Back and front yards in NYC account for an area larger Largest Central Park Park in NYCKevin Stasi Ivy Coatings Eco paint made in Brooklynkstasi@ibpna.comLiz Eisenberg Fuel usage and If banks know how much energy saving measures Savings In save, will they ultimately loan against the potential savings? Multifamily retrofit
  3. 3. Presenter 1 Andy PadianCommunity Preservation Corporation
  4. 4. The Community Preservation Corporation’s Green Financing Initiative Simple, Sensible, Sustainable SolutionsF.L. Andrew PadianVice President for Energy Initiatives
  5. 5. The Community Preservation Corporation• Non-profit 501 c(3) Mortgage Finance Company• Founded in 1974 by NY Clearinghouse Banks• Funded via consortium of more than 70 banks and insurance companies• Serving the tri-state region – NY, NJ and CT• Since inception more than 136,000 units of low and moderate income housing have been financed• Combined public and private investment of over $8 billion
  6. 6. The Green Initiative Launched September 2009• Simple – $1 Billion for building owners who want to retrofit – A One Stop Shop: Construction and Permanent Financing blended with public incentives• Sensible – Improve property cash flow & increase value – Comply with pending state & federal legislation• Sustainable – Extend efficiency and life cycle of building systems – Provide a better environment for residents
  7. 7. Goals of Retrofit• Measure Usage - Benchmark the Building – Create a Database of energy consumption• Identify the Work Scope with an Energy Audit – What is cost effective? – What is the return on investment?• Monitor the construction – Insure best practices• One year post retrofit: Measure the savings – Goal is 20% savings on overall energy and water consumption
  8. 8. Program Parameters• Existing multifamily housing stock throughout New York State• Occupied rental properties and coops• Measure energy usage up front so savings can be measured post retrofit• Typical buildings are 20 units and larger• Energy savings are NOT underwritten in deal
  9. 9. Our First Completed Project
  10. 10. Preliminary Results• Building retrofit work completed 8/1/10• Energy usage August-December• 2009 vs 2010 gas usage about the same• 6% colder winter and better heat this year• Need to go back and check boiler settings• Still need showerheads, aerators• Only 10% predicted savings• This is why we need to keep looking at data
  11. 11. Presenter 2 Carol Derby Design Tex
  12. 12. Capturing life cycle thinkingCatwalk of New Ideas in Green BuildingsGreenHomeNYC, January 19, 2011
  13. 13. Post‐consumer polyester
  14. 14. plantsnutrients animals decomposers
  15. 15. RawMaterials Construction
  16. 16. Environmental  Design Renewable Rapidly Renewable Recycled Content Recyclable No heavy metals added Compostable Certified Organic Waste to Fuel Certified Wood Closed Loop  Raw Alternative to PVC system Materials Reutilization Compatible  for reutilization Chemically Optimized Construction Chemically Improved DematerializedTake Back  End of  Program Use Production Energy Use Water Use Reutilization of production waste Useful Life Application Green cleaning  Identified for  compatible Disassembly Low emitting No contaminants
  17. 17. Presenter 3Diana NezamutinovaPowerConcepts LLC
  18. 18. January 19, 2011 Making Existing Mechanicals  Work  Heating Controls Diana Nezamutinova
  19. 19. Three Heating Problems1.Overheating2.Lack of Night Setback3.Heating Imbalance
  20. 20. Heat‐Timer
  21. 21. Sample Heat‐Timer Chart
  22. 22. Heat Timer should be in AUTO modeThermal Lockout should be ON
  23. 23. Addressing Problems – Heat‐Timer1.Overheating – yes2.Lack of Night Setback – yes3.Heating Imbalances – no 
  24. 24. Energy Management System
  25. 25. Addressing Problems –Energy Management Systems1.Overheating – yes2.Lack of Night Setback – yes3.Heating Imbalances – no 
  26. 26. Addresses Heating Imbalances:Thermostatic Radiator Valve Thank you! Q&A at the end
  27. 27. Presenter 4 Donna Hope Vokashi
  28. 28. A really GREEN kitchen waste solution Recycle food waste with kitchen waste solution presentation to New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy NYC ACRE Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Donna U. Hope Consultant & Advocate, Vokashi, Inc. for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  29. 29. A really GREEN kitchen waste solution in 3 steps: 1) Collect kitchen waste in our airtight Eco- bucket, right in your kitchen. 2) Sprinkle on our Vokashi bran & repeat until bucket is full. 3) Vokashi picks up your full bucket at home & guarantees to trench it at a community garden, urban farm or park space! for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  30. 30. Trench Composting Done underground Natural & efficient process 6 weeks to decompose compared to 6 months for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  31. 31. Fermenting Food Waste with the Vokashi Bran Vokashi employs the Japanese method of fermenting organic matter called EM Bokashi EM-1® Original microbial inoculant comprised of natural lactic acid bacteria, yeast & phototrophic bacteria Combined with molasses, water, and organic wheat bran for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  32. 32. The Benefits of Fermenting Food Waste Preserves all of the nutrients Prevents putrification (rotting), therefore no badodors, no pests or pathogens Controls need to dispose of food wasteimmediately Accelerates breakdown of organic matter Huge benefit for entire composting community for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  33. 33. Brooklyn Testimonials “The bran is the best - every time I add food waste I sprinkle on the bran and miraculously there is never any bad smell.”“I am very happy withVokashi and highlyrecommend it to anyoneliving in the city.” “The magic bran-mix and collection bin take all of the yuck out of composting.” for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  34. 34. The Vokashi Future...?Vokashi is about 2 years old!$$ Grant Money! $$ Small Business/ Woman-Owned Business/Innovative Green BusinessGovernment and Municipal ContractsAcademic/ University Planning & ResearchIncreasing our Clients! Households, Offices & Catering Companies for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  35. 35. for the green-at-heart living in an urban environment
  36. 36. Presenter 5 Eva FinkelsteinGreen Design Expo
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  38. 38. 45 January 20, 2011A Green World -- Ideal vs Reality The ideal: Respect for the environment, buildings included The reality: more eco-friendly lifestyles are inevitable. The need: A place where the movement towards sustainability can be seen and felt as a tangible force.
  39. 39. 46 January 20, 2011The Problems:We are facing a rapidly evolving field of commerce that seems to bespinning out of control with false green claims trying to fuel businesses.This false fuel is like an economic off- gassing that is toxic to true greenbuilding and lifestyle standards.Products are scattered and hard to source.Fast-paced lifestyles, soaring prices and general greenconfusion often make the path to green as clear as mud. In 2009, European McDonalds changedthe colour of their logos from yellow and redto yellow and green.EPA renames toxic sludge “biosolids”—to be used as fertilizer.Greenwashing
  40. 40. 47 January 20, 2011The Solution:Proper research andeducationKeep the public frombecoming unwitting victimsof greenwashing.
  41. 41. 48 January 20, 2011The Products: Backed by professional services (incl. LEED pros) Supported by educational resources Supplies ranging from light green to dark green (e.g. cradle to cradle) Examples: fallen trees for wood sourcing and used sail cloths for handbags are intelligent and creative ways to achieve artistic design satisfaction. Steelcase: Think Chair Gray Works Interpretive Design
  42. 42. 49 January 20, 2011The Demand: more affordable andmore efficient planet-friendly suppliesThe Demands require economicinnovation.Innovation naturally requireseducation.
  43. 43. 50 January 20, 2011Green Design Expo and Partners 2011 VISION House features Andersen Windows
  44. 44. 51 January 20, 2011Business Model Bring professionals together at GDE to learn and strategize, Institutions such as schools and hospitals will find guidance through our manufacturers and research of essential, EPA and USGBC approved products The collaborative business model highlights common goals, combines strengths, and creates supportive partnerships from local to international trades, replacing unruly competition that ultimately can undermine economic endeavors.
  45. 45. 52 January 20, 2011The fact is, we have some difficultchoices to make As individuals and as communities. Beautiful as well as smart choices are not as difficult if found under one roof. Choose/Spec recycled products, energy efficiency, rapid renewables
  46. 46. 53 January 20, 2011It’s time: make sustainable building andlifestyle products easier to access and easierto understand. Collaboration at the design table using LEED standards is a great start The ideal of businesses helping other businesses move from slump to success is a worthy goal. Our ideals CAN become reality thanks to all the brave pioneers in this room and beyond.
  47. 47. Presenter 6 Evan MasonSustainable Yards
  48. 48. Green Infrastructure –Site Scale Analysis of Urban Residential Yard Space Evan Mason, MA, January 19, 2011 Catwalk
  49. 49. Summary of Open and Residential Space in New York City Staten NYC Manh’n Bronx B’lyn Queens IslandTotal Area (acres) 194,739 14,581 27,138 45,811 70,166 37,043Percent of New York City 100.00% 7.49% 13.94% 23.52% 36.03% 19.02%Open Space 113,077 6,145 16,002 22,606 41,713 26,611Percent of Total BoroughArea - 42.14% 58.96% 49.35% 59.45% 71.84%Percent of Total NYC Area 58.07% 3.16% 8.22% 11.61% 21.42% 13.67%Residential Yard Space(acres) 52,236 2,077 6,438 10,674 19,857 13,190Percent of Total BoroughArea - 14.24% 23.72% 23.30% 28.30% 35.61%Percent of Total NYC Area 26.82% 1.07% 3.31% 5.48% 10.20% 6.77% CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, 2008
  50. 50. Ecosystem Service Functioning within NYC Blocks vegetated yards, white and green roofs trees, birds, insects, seed production, stormwater, urban heat island, air quality benefit
  51. 51. NYC Residential Housing by Year Built and Number of Units, 2008 Source: NYC HPV and Steven Winter Associates
  52. 52. Typical Unclaimed Apartment Building Rear “Yard”
  53. 53. 49- Total Rear Yard Trees96- Total Block Trees14- Species Inner 8- Species Street Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec Species Diversity
  54. 54. Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec
  55. 55. Annual Block Benefits of Residential Trees, By Species, 12/10Annual CO2 Benefits   Net Total  Avg. Species (lb) Total ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 8,403.19 28.57 0.58Stored CO2 Benefits  Total stored  Avg. Species CO2 (lbs) Total ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 44,293.35 150.60 3.07Annual Air Quality Benefits  Total  Total  Avg. Species (lb) ($) $/treeInterior Block TOTAL 40.11 87.40 1.78 Sustainable Yards/Urban Field Station, NYC Parks & Rec
  56. 56. Potential Block StormwaterImpact Block is approx 35% permeable Total Runoff in gallons? Precipitation in 2009=53.63 inchesHow many gallons could this block divert from the  tx system annually?? $$ annual savings???
  57. 57. 1. studies of pocket private space ecological services—Initiatives can’t only focus on new developments and public property2. Encourage •building residents to create building-wide green committees to adopt LID strategies, container gardens, concrete removal, rain barrels •affordable design using native species; herbs, edible plants •offer practical, affordable DIY strategies about soil composition, access, liability issues, rats, compost, rainbarrels and irrigation, etc.3. Community Economic Development Impact •local green jobs involvement
  58. 58. Presenter 7 Kevin Stasi Ivy Coatings
  59. 59. Presenter 8 Liz EisenbergSteven Winter Associates, Inc.
  60. 60. The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation & Living Cities Building Energy Efficiency Data ReportDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  61. 61. challenges A paucity of data concerning the  efficacy of energy retrofits Lack of interaction between the worlds  of building science & financeDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  62. 62. response Build a set of reliable data to: 1. Change underwriters’ practices to  incorporate energy efficiency 2. Advance & improve the effectiveness  of public policy & programsDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  63. 63. working group Public sector agencies:  Community development financial  – NYC Dept of Housing Preservation  institutions:  and Development – Enterprise Community Partners – NYC Housing Development Corp – LISC – NYC Economic Development Corp – Community Preservation  Corporation – Mayors Office of Long Term  – Seedco Planning & Sustainability – New York State Division of Housing  & Community Renewal Citywide & national NGOs:  – NYSERDA  – the Partnership for New York City – National Resources Defense  Council Utilities:  – Institute for Sustainable  – Con Ed  Communities  – National GridDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  64. 64. Data collection Confirmed projects  in database First phase:  on targetTargetprojects    65 – 85units 12,000 ‐ 18,000DEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  65. 65. Methodology review 1. Determine impacts on  end use wedges domestic  hot water  common area  fuel use electricity use heating  fuel use apartment  electricity useDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  66. 66. Scope of work 1 2 3 4DEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report 
  67. 67. Outcome: guidance for underwriting outputs of  previous tasksDEUTSCHE BANK / LIVING CITIES  Building Energy Efficiency Data Report