Talks & Lectures
13 Feb 2019
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Energy Codes and Local Laws: Guiding a Sustainable Future for High Performance Buildings

Sustainability Seminar Series

Fatou Jabbie

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

The spring Sustainability Seminar Series continues on February 13 with the talk "Energy Codes and Local Laws: Guiding a Sustainable Future for High Performance Buildings" by Fatou Jabbie of USL Technology.

In urban landscapes, buildings are responsible for a significant portion of total carbon emissions; they are responsible for 76 percent of carbon emissions in New York City. In a city with a million buildings, how can we as a society coordinate a widespread effort to work towards a net zero carbon future? Nationwide, building owners are beholden to compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE Building Energy standards that are reviewed and updated every three years. State and local governments are able to enact stricter policies to meet conservation goals. In New York City, there has been a trend of increasingly stringent energy codes and local laws that are demanding building owners to commit to the city’s sustainable vision and usher in an era of high-performance efficient buildings.

This talk will be an analysis of the history of energy policy in New York City, a discussion of the city’s current goals, and a look ahead to policies in the pipeline.

Fatou Jabbie, M.S. in sustainability management from Columbia University, is the founder and principal of USL Technology, an NYC-based technology, sustainability and building efficiency consulting firm. She is a LEED accredited professional specializing in building design and construction and works at the MTA-NYCT on energy modeling and green building rating system credentialing projects. Jabbie’s 12-year background in IT network systems design and engineering prior to pivoting to the sustainability field informs the highly technical and detailed methodology she employs in her consulting style.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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