Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop

Hyper-Efficient Building Workshop: Strategies for Complying with Local Law 31

In 2016, New York City passed Local Laws 31 & 32, aimed at strengthening existing sustainability requirements and introducing new measures that will make NYC-owned buildings among the most efficient in the country. Specifically, Local Law 31 requires new municipal buildings to use 50% less energy compared to code or the median energy use for buildings of that type in New York-radically more efficient than most buildings currently being built. Through these laws, most new city buildings and major retrofits must achieve LEED Gold status and cut energy use in half.


To assist the professional community in preparing to meet this challenge, AIANY and Urban Green Council will offer in-depth training starting this summer and continuing throughout the fall on the design of hyper-efficient buildings and compliance with LL31/32. The two-day workshops are limited to 25 participants and open to all architects, designers, engineers, and construction trade professionals.

2017 AIANY training A2M - formation

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Primary Instructors: 

Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Founding Partner, A2M
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, Founding Principal, Fete Nature Architecture (FNA)
Julie Willem, Partner, A2M


Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP,  Director of Policy, Urban Green Council
Daniel H. Nall, FAIA, PE, FASHRAE, LEED Fellow, BEMP, HBDP, CPHC, Vice President, Syska Hennessy

Maria Karpman, Principal, Karpman Consulting


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Urban green