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Hands-On Training to Improve Your Building

NYC Retrofit Accelerator

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Hands-On Training to Improve Your Building

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Heating and Air Sealing - February 21 and 22; 9am-3pm 21 Registrations Ended $50.00 $0.00
Water Conservation and Plumbing - February 28; 9am-3pm 17 Registrations Ended $25.00 $0.00
Energy Efficiency Electrical - March 1; 9am-3pm 14 Registrations Ended $25.00 $0.00

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NYC Retrofit Accelerator Building Operations and Maintenance Trainings

LIMITED PROMOTION! If your company/organization has 5 or more participants in the training, you get a FREE INFARED CAMERA extension for smartphones. These are great for detecting water and air leaks and saving money and energy!

Whether you are a New York City building manager, superintendent, or building operator, the NYC Retrofit Accelerator's hands-on building operations and maintenance trainings are available to help you make informed decisions about how to operate your building efficiently, reduce costs, and increase tenant comfort. You will learn how to:

  • Diagnose energy and water efficiency challenges in your building
  • Implement no- to low-cost energy solutions on your own
  • Schedule and prioritize your projects
  • Leverage available resources to help finance projects covered in the trainings

You will also be provided with information on resources that can help finance the projects covered in the trainings. Information on programs from utilities, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and other entities will be available to participants.

Course Offerings

Please note: Registrants must be property managers, superintendents or building maintainers ONLY. Due to limited class size, only 2 staff per building may register for each course.

All classes are taught in an interactive, hands-on format so that building staff can learn by doing. Register for one or more of the following three classes:

Heating and Air Sealing

February 21 and 22 (2 days)

Registration Fee: $50

How to test, repair, install, and troubleshoot a variety of heating-related equipment. Topics include:   

  • Mechanical and stack effects
  • Steam traps and vents
  • Thermostatic radiator valves
  • Boiler cleaning and tune
  • Master venting
  • Diagnostic tools (infrared camera, combustion analyzer, temperature dots)
  • Air sealing windows, doors, cable holes
  • Pipe insulation


Water Conservation and Plumbing

February 28 (1 day)

Registration Fee: $25

How to repair leaks; energy and cost savings associated with water-conserving technologies. Topics include:

  • Leaky faucets and toilets
  • Leaking valves
  • Water-conserving technologies 


Energy Efficiency Electrical

March 1 (1 day)

Registration Fee: $25

How to conduct lighting audits, perform basic retrofits, and install control devices; the importance of efficient electrical appliances. Topics include:

  • Efficient lighting
  • Lighting audit
  • Control devices and sensors
  • Retrofitting fixtures
  • Delamping
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances

Within four months of the training session:

  • All participants agree to undertake at least one efficiency measure (diagnostic and/or repair) for their building.
About the NYC Retrofit Accelerator

The NYC Retrofit Accelerator is a free program provided by the City of New York that offers advisory services to building owners and operators during the steps required to successfully complete water and energy efficiency projects.

Have questions about Hands-On Training to Improve Your Building? Contact NYC Retrofit Accelerator

When & Where

Solar One Lab
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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NYC Retrofit Accelerator

The NYC Retrofit Accelerator offers free, personalized advisory services that streamline the process of making energy efficiency improvements to your building that will reduce operating costs, enhance tenant comfort, and improve our environment.

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