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ANHD FALL/WINTER 2013 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATIONPresented by
NOVEMBER 6. A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF GREEN BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND PROPERTY IM- PROVEMENT. Aaron Lewit, LEED, Construction Manager, will explain best maintenance & pre-ventive maintenance practices for all building systems including: mechanical, heating, ventilating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, communication, vertical transportation systems, as well as the rehabilitation process & basic physics for building operation.
NOVEMBER 13, 9:30 -11 AM. HOUSING COURT: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEN- ANT TO COURT? Louise Seeley, prominent housing attorney & Executive Director of Housing Court Answers, will walk through the various steps associated with different aspects of housing court, with special tips for owners of affordable housing. NOVEMBER 13, 11 AM - 12:30 PM. REMOVING BUILDING VIOLATIONS. Randall Powell, Assistant Vice President, MBD Community Housing, will guide us through the sometimes complicated pro- cess of effectively removing ECB, HPD & DOB violations from our buildings.
NOVEMBER 20. LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS – CONTEXT, DYNAMICS & TRENDS: AN UP-DATE. William Traylor, President, Richman Housing Resources, will update the status of the LIHTC program, including analysis of current investor demand and possible solutions to financ-ing/development issues.
DECEMBER 04. PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION. Prominent NY City Architect Chris Benedict, R.A., will explain Passive House construction standards and the principles of super insulation, tight building and apartment construction and heat recapture/exchange. Passive House construction may be accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods and save from 70% to 90% of standard energy usage.
DECEMBER 11. SITE VISIT/FIELD TRIP TO A (GREEN) PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION SITE. NY City Architect Chris Benedict, R.A., will walk us through the construction site of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council’s 100% affordable housing development and explain the construction process in keeping with Passive House standards. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including the Passive House (Green) aspects of the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and heat recapture & redistribution, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc. Please note new class time and location. This class will meet promptly at 10:45am at the site: 803 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn.
DECEMBER 18. FINANCING ENERGY- CONSERVATION MEASURES: REHAB RETROFITS & NEW CONSTRUCTION. NYSERDA Multi-Family Performance Program, the NY State Weatherization Assistance Program, and CON EDISON’S MULTI-FAMILY ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. Ms. Marta Bell, Director of Client Services at the Association for Energy Affordability will explain the programs in detail, including the application process, eligibility criteria, financial benefits & incentives, building improvements/energy saving retrofits, how it works & how to combine the programs to receive optimal benefits and incentives. Learn about Con Ed’s energy savings program and how to get a free energy survey, and free compact fluorescent light bulbs, smart strips, and free water saving devices for each unit. COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CORPORATION (CPC) GREEN FINANCING INITIATIVE. Andrew Padian, Vice President for Energy Initiatives at CPC, a not-for-profit affordable housing lender throughout NYS, will explain the CPC Green Financing Initiative, including the rehabilitation loan program terms, energy audit, construction & permanent financing, scope of work & typical energy upgrades, case studies, and how your organization may participate in the program.