An Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations to the Commissioner and Mayor’s Office relating to effectively reducing GHG emissions from buildings as required by section 28-320.2. The results of the Advisory Board’s efforts will be documented in reports to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council, to be submitted no later than January 1, 2023.
The following members of the public have been appointed to this Board:
|Kyle Kimball||Public Utilities|
|Peggy Shepard||Environmental Justice Organization|
|Angela Pinsky||Business Sector|
|Donna Chiu||Residential Tenant Organization|
|Scott Frank||Environmental Advocacy Organization|
|Michael Yee||Construction Trades|
|Candis Tolliver||Green Energy Industry|
|Pete Sikora||Residential Tenant Organization|
|Donna DeCostanza||Environmental Advocacy Organization|
|David Pollack||Not-for-Profit Organizations|
|Gina Bocra||Chairperson – NYC Department of Buildings|
|Mark Chambers||Mayor’s Designee|
|Nicole Abene||City Council Speaker’s Designee|
The IRB will review proposals for projects incorporating new and innovative technology, design, and construction techniques. Send proposals, including project/technology description and contact information, to OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov.
|Edward Clerico, PE, LEED AP||Natural Systems Utilities|
|Scott E. Frank, P.E.
|| Jaros Baum & Bolles
|John Lee||Mayor's Office of Sustainability|
|Christopher O. McHugh, P.E.||AKF Group|
|Daniel H. Nall, P.E., FAIA, LEED AP
||SH Group, Inc.|
|Anthony Pereira||altPOWER Inc.|
|Donald J. Winston, P.E.||REBNY|
|Michael McNamara, P.E.
|| EME Group Consulting Engineers
|Michael J. Bosco, P.E.
CEM, CEA, LEED AP
|Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Alec Strongin, P.E., CEM, LEED AP
|Hershel Weiss CIPE, MLP, LEED AP||Ashokan, Incorporated|
|Michael Harrington||Con Edison|
|Alan Price, P.E.
||Director, Office of Technical Certification and Research|
|Gina Bocra, R.A., LEED AP
|Chief Sustainability Officer|
|Helen Gitelson||Executive Director, Code Development
|Wendy Wan, R.A.
||Code Development Architect, Technical Affairs|
Wind Turbines – Wind turbine technology is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2011-004.
Energy Storage Batteries – The IRB determined that lead acid and valve regulated lead acid battery technology used for energy storage is recognized in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes and may be used as prescribed in the Mechanical Code. Other energy storage systems technology will be reviewed by the IRB. Contact OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov for more information.
Composting Toilets – The IRB will review the use of composting toilets on a site-specific basis. Please complete an OTCR2 Application Form to initiate the process.
Water Recycling – Water recycling technology is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2010-027.
Solid Fuel Cooking Ovens – Cooking ovens using solid fuel must comply with the Mechanical Code and the DEP rules. Contact OTCR@buildings.nyc.gov for application instructions.
Temporary Construction Lighting – IRB is currently studying the use of energy efficient temporary construction lighting.
Phase Change Material – Phase Change Material is recognized under the acceptance criteria published in Buildings Bulletin 2013-18.