Multifamily Buildings Conference

Multifamily Buildings 2015:  Building Bridges to Net Zero was the sixth North American conference in a series devoted to energy efficiency in multifamily buildings.  It was held on  at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge with an outstanding roster of leading policymakers, inspiring speakers and expert program and technical presenters.

If you attended Multifamily Buildings 2015:  Building Bridges to Net Zero in Brooklyn on October 28-30, 2015,you can now review the presentations made at conference sessions using a link sent to you via email.

A hearty thanks go to all presenters who agreed to share this content for their generosity and commitment to advancing the knowledge and skills of colleagues in the energy efficiency industry.

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This conference series organized by AEA convenes experts and practitioners experienced in multifamily energy efficiency and building performance with multifamily decision-makers to help make both new and existing multifamily housing healthy, durable, and sustainable through energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and improved performance of all building systems.  Our aim is to enhance the capacity of designers, energy and commissioning professionals, developers, construction trades, efficiency program managers, and implementation contractors to meet the exacting standards required to deliver maximum building performance – and to help building owners and managers take advantage of this
expertise to improve their properties.

To learn about the conference, please visit the conference website.

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Background.  The first conference on multifamily energy efficiency was organized b.y the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. in New York City in 1996 with the support of the US Department of Energy (DOE), the National Center for Appropriate Technology and the NYS Division of Weatherization Services as co-sponsors.  Technical experts and practitioners from across the US gathered at the conference, many of them meeting for the first time. It was a momentous development for multifamily energy actors, whose customers’ needs and interests were rarely the focus of those addressing small residential or commercial properties.  Subsequently, at the urging of DOE and others, AEA has organized the conference with NYSERDA support as a Sustaining Platinum Sponsor, joined for each conference by sponsors including utilities, energy efficiency consultants, government agencies, and nonprofit and media partners.

Previous conferences in this series included:

  • Multifamily Buildings 2011:  The Energy Efficiency Edge (Chicago) (click on link to see conference session grid)
  • Multifamily Buildings 2008:  Achieving Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings: New Opportunities – New York
  • Multifamily Buildings 2006:  Developing and Managing Multifamily Buildings – New York
  • Multifamily Buildings 2003:  Innovations and Solutions from Building Champions – New York
  • “Energy Efficiency in America’s Multi-Family Buildings” – Multi-Family Energy Conference (1996) – New York



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