Virtual Town Hall | Climate Mobilization – ACT NOW

NYPH invites you to reimagine the future of New York City buildings at a Passive House Town Hall. The event will include presentations and panel discussions featuring key policy-makers, designers, and developers, as well as interactive sessions addressing the urgency of Local Law 97. The Town Hall will explore Passive House as a strategy for reaching the landmark legislation’s efficiency mandates while making the city more equitable and affordable. It will serve as a call to action and provide a constructive path forward.


Welcome: 12PM – 12:15PM

  • Welcome: Gale Brewer – Manhattan Borough President
  • LL97 Policy: Carl Ian Graham – Deputy Director, Building Emissions at New York City Department of Buildings

Presentations: 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Affordable housing: Jennifer Leone – Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
  • Existing buildings retrofits: Alissa Bucher – Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
  • New buildings designed to PH: Ryan Cassidy – Director of Sustainability & Construction, RiseBoro Community Partnership

Panel Discussion: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Jennifer Leone, Alissa Bucher, Ryan Cassidy, Moderator: Stas Zakrzewski

Break Out Rooms – Town Hall Chat: 1:30PM – 2:00PM

  • Affordable housing with Jenn Leone – Moderator: Stas Zakrzewski
  • Existing Buildings retrofits with Alissa Bucher- Moderator: Carmel Pratt
  • New buildings designed to PH with Ryan Cassidy – Moderator: Tom Eisele

Open Networking: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM