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projects continue to move forward. The guidance
includes assistance choosing a contractor, applying
for appropriate incentives, training building staff on
how to operate steam systems and even tips and
resources for engaging with tenants and residents
to complete upgrades in units.
RESULTS AND NEXT STEPS
To date, the NYC Retrofit Accelerator has
trained over 70 contractors and is assisting with
the implementation of steam heating distribution
upgrades in over 160 buildings. As the NYC
Retrofit Accelerator continues its push to upgrade
steam heating distribution systems, more and
more New Yorkers will learn to love their heating
systems again - all while the City continues its
mission to reduce greenhouse emissions and fight
climate change.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ali Levine is a Policy Advisor in the NYC Mayor's Office
of Sustainability and is responsible for the management
of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program. Ali joined
the Mayor's Office after working at the NYU Furman
Center for Real Estate and Policy while completing her
Master's of Urban Planning at NYU Wagner. Previously,
Ali worked in energy efficiency consulting in Philadelphia
and policy and research in Washington, D.C. Ali obtained
her bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.

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ABOUT THE PEER REVIEWER
Mina Agarabi has more than 12 years of experience
troubleshooting, optimizing and designing both
steam and hydronic heating systems in large
multifamily buildings. She has extensive experience
developing portfolio-wide changes to O&M plans
and procedures, identifying health and safety issues,
LL87 and energy auditing, project management and
staff training. Mina serves on American Society of
Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer's
technical committees; 7.3 Operation and Maintenance,
7.9 Commissioning and SPC 202-Commissioning
Process for Buildings and Systems and is a licensed
New York State Professional Mechanical Engineer,
Certified Passive House Designer, AEE Certified
Energy Manager, ASHRAE Commissioning Process
Management Professional and a AEE Certified
Measurement & Verification Professional. Don't miss
her session, "Better Steam Heat: Generating Steam
System Upgrades in NYC," at the BuildingEnergy
NYC Conference + Trade Show, October 12, 2017
at the TKP Center.
ENDNOTES

Buildings over 50,000 square feet, which make up two
percent of all buildings in NYC, but nearly half of the
built square footage.
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One City: Built to Last technical Working Group Report,
p64, https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/sustainability/
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From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Intro
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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