Workshops & Tours

Check out our 2021 Forum workshops and tours.

The Getting to Zero Forum has collaborated with partners to curate a set of workshops and tours that will provide an in-depth view of the developments in the zero energy, zero carbon market. Separate registration is required for these high-value educational experiences. New workshop and tour opportunities will be added soon!

Oct 27 Workshops

Getting to Zero with Passive House Workshop (3 AIA LU|HSW CEUs )

Passive building highlights the efficiency-first path to a net-zero energy building. The PHIUS+ standard provides cost-optimized efficiency targets, guiding the designer to the sweet spot between energy conservation versus generation, on the path to zero. Attendees will learn the key performance criteria for PHIUS+ 2018 Certification, understand the development of these targets, and take away the design methodology to achieve this. The session will also cover the capabilities of WUFI Passive, the energy modeling tool used to guide the design and verify compliance with PHIUS+ performance targets.

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $195
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Taking Buildings to the Next Level with LEED Zero (3 AIA LU|HSW CEUs )

As calls for carbon neutral buildings grow, owners and design teams are turning to certification programs to validate zero carbon performance. In this workshop, attendees will learn about what it takes to achieve carbon neutrality and specifically USGBC’s LEED Zero Energy and Carbon Certifications. Workshop facilitators will break down definitions, key concepts, equations, and other Certification requirements. Special emphasis will be placed on electrification strategies.

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Cost: $195
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Oct 27 Tours

FullStack Modular Tour  (3 AIA LU|HSW CEUs )

Manufacturers and developers are working to optimize cost-effective integration of energy efficiency strategies and control systems by leveraging innovations in modular construction. This tour will take attendees to Brooklyn to visit FullStack Modular, which designs, manufacturers and constructs mid- and high-rise modular projects. Participants will learn about FullStack’s processes and engage participants in a discussion about the value and opportunities for modular construction.

Time: 10:45 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $125
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Hudson Yards Tour (2 AIA LU|HSW CEUs )

From the infrastructure to the buildings themselves, Hudson Yards is building a model for a more sustainable neighborhood development that features both the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere and a first-of-its-kind microgrid. Learn more about Hudson Yards’ mission to achieve sustainability on a big scale from one of the Co-Generation Plant’s resident engineers and experience New York City from a truly unique perspective on the Edge.

Time: 10 am-12 pm
Cost: $85
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Passive House Tour (3 AIA LU|HSW CEUs) 

In New York City, buildings are responsible for over 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. This tour will feature two Passive House and Buildings of Excellence award-winning projects. Flow Chelsea is a 24-story mixed use building that features an air-tight building envelope, state of the art filtration system, triple-glazed windows, and more – creating a healthier environment for residents while reducing the buildings ecological footprint. Engine 16 is an adaptive reuse and gut rehabilitation of a historic fire engine. The conversion to a Passive House certified multifamily residence and community facility will likely serve as a model for future building transformations.

Time: 9:30 am-12:45 pm
Cost: $125
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