Past Event - Designing and Modeling for Net Zero

Past Event - Designing and Modeling for Net Zero

Designing and Modeling for Net Zero

Completed in 2015, P.S. 62 is NYC’s first net-zero energy school, designed under the requirements of the New York City School Construction Authority. The 66,000 square foot, 2-story school will serve 440 pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students on Staten Island, NY. The building harvests as much energy from renewable on-site sources as it uses on an annual basis. The primary renewable energy system is a roof mounted photovoltaic array.

This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the design team, while working hand-in-hand with critical decision makers on the owner and user teams. The presentation will cover the schools design and how the energy modeling process evolve throughout the design. Establishing assumptions with user groups, making design decisions and ultimately establishing energy usage targets, critical to the Net Zero Goals of the school.


Jeffery Rios, PE, LEED AP

AKF; In Posse

About the speaker :

Mr. Rios specializes in increasing energy efficiency within new and existing buildings. He is highly valued for his experience as a mechanical engineer and his expertise in energy modeling platforms. Jeff is a very collaborative member of the team, working closely with engineers, designers, and architects to provide thoughtful, results–focused solutions. He has shared his expertise at Greenbuild on WELL Building, at Urban Green on NYC Energy Codes, and as a continuing lecturer at Cooper Union. Jeff also serves as a member of the ACEC Metro Region Energy Code Committee as well as the NYC DOB Energy Code Advisory Committee.


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