New York City’s Local Laws 94 and 97, are you ready?

DATE: Wednesday, August 16th
TIME: 5:30PM to 7:30PM EST
LOCATION: Deloitte, 30 Rockefeller Plaza 41st Floor, New York, NY 10112


In 2019, New York City passed the Climate Mobilization Act with the goal of dramatically reducing carbon emissions from buildings. SILC is pleased to host a discussion about the Act with a focus on Local Laws 94 and 97.  Local Law 97 is the centerpiece of the act and requires emissions reductions, Local Law 94 focuses on sustainable roofs.  Come hear speakers from AKF Group, the Building Energy Exchange, and the New York City Accelerator discuss the details of these laws, how they will affect the City’s buildings, and the technical and financial resources available to help buildings comply.


Andrew Chintz
Andrew Chintz develops and implements programs at the intersection of finance and building decarbonization. His approach is enhanced by a seasoned career spanning 35 years as a senior level municipal and real estate finance expert, primarily in diverse roles at MBIA, a municipal bond insurer. Mr. Chintz holds several board positions for non-profit, municipal and community development organizations. He received a B.A. from Connecticut College, an M.S. from Columbia University in Historic Preservation/Urban Planning, and a Certificate in Sustainability Finance from Columbia University.
Mr. Chintz is currently the Financing Specialist for the NYC Accelerator, a technical assistance program sponsored by the City to support building owners in meeting the City’s climate action laws. Previously, he led Demand Aggregation for NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY initiative, which adapts the European “Energiesprong” model to drive a scalable, whole building approach for a net zero energy building solution for affordable housing.

Charlie Marino
Charlie Marino has dedicated the past decade to the field of building performance optimization and decarbonization. As a Partner and Co-director of the Energy + Performance team at AKF, Charlie focuses on strategies to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and leverage incentives for retrofit projects. To help refine implementation pathways that will enable New York City to realize its carbon emissions reduction goals, Charlie actively participates on advisory boards related to NYC Local Law 97 and industry stakeholder groups such as ASHRAE New York City, Building Energy Exchange, and the New York Energy Consumer Council to help foster communication between sustainability professionals and the consulting engineering community. Charlie has served as a past president of ASHRAE NYC and is currently a board member of New York Energy Consumers Council and an ex-officio board member of Building Energy Exchange.

Richard C. Yancey, FAIA, LEED AP
Richard Yancey is the founding Executive Director of the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), a nonprofit center of excellence that accelerates the transition to healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings by serving as a resource and trusted expert to the building industry. Under his leadership, BE-Ex has become a pioneering international centre of excellence dedicated to building decarbonization.
Through education, exhibits, and actionable research, BE-Ex plays a central role in the climate action plans of both New York City and State. Through its global partnerships, as a founding member of the United Nations’ International Centre of Excellence for High Performance Buildings, BE-Ex helps to advance high performance buildings around the world.
Richard was recently elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has lectured and published widely, and served on numerous expert panels, including the New York City Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Technical Working Group. Prior to BE-Ex, Richard has over thirty years of experience as an award-winning architect, in Seattle and New York; and received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.