Climate change is one of the major challenges of our time, and countries are becoming increasingly aware of the need for integrated strategies to address the issue, and avoid the imminent danger of its impacts on the planet. And with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and becoming “carbon neutral” by 2050, the New York City enacted the most ambitious climate legislation by any city in the world – Local Law 97 of 2019, which may serve as benchmarking for other metropolitans globally.
In this webinar, the framework and process behind the Local Law will be examined, and attendees will learn what properties are affected by the Law, as well as its impacts on capital improvements. The key design concepts and points of awareness relevant to the Local Law will be discussed.
Attendees will learn about the process behind the law will be examined
Attendees will understand how the Local Law will impact capital improvements
The compliance options will be discussed
The attendees will be provided a walk-through of what architects and design professionals may be aware of in the project planning process
Course Codes: AIA 500NYLAR
Accreditation: 2.0 AIA LU-HSW / 2.0 PDH
About the Speaker:
Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, EBCP
Owner of the consulting firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC
He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York with over 30 years of technical consulting experience in the areas of energy, climate change, sustainability, and air and environmental compliance. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and an Existing Building Commissioning Professional with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. Marc has extensive experience performing ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits for diverse building types (such as office buildings, schools, warehouses, and multi-families) in the New York City Metropolitan area and nationally.
Marc also performs building retro-commissioning evaluations, to assure building owners that their systems are operating optimally (they are getting their money’s worth). Marc has combined both his energy auditing and retro-commissioning experience to help dozens of buildings comply with New York City’s Local Law 87, mandatory energy auditing and retro-commissioning for large buildings, discovering many opportunities for savings in buildings. Marc uses this knowledge to perform project management projects for clients to ensure that energy savings are fully realized in the actual implementation of upgrades.
Marc also performs greenhouse gas emission inventories (carbon footprints), green building assessments, and has led training to ensure that operators understand how to maintain their energy upgrade strategies so that they continue to benefit the building in the future. Marc also performs evaluations of air emissions from commercial and industrial processes, including emission inventories, design of air pollution control equipment, permitting, and evaluation of potential health effects of air toxics. Marc has performed successful projects for such major firms as ExxonMobil, Alberto-Culver, IBM, Cytec, the United Nations, and the New York Archdiocese.