november, 2021

03nov9:00 am10:30 amClimate Mobilization Act Series: What About Affordable Housing?

Event Details

Join us for a discussion of new policy guidance from New York City on the application of Local Law 97 to affordable housing, and how meeting these requirements can act as a springboard to comfortable, healthy, and low carbon buildings for underserved communities.

In addition to New York State’s recently-announced efforts to increase electrification in affordable housing in compliance with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York City is set to release additional guidelines for streamlining compliance with New York City’s climate action targets.

Gain a better understanding of Local Law 97 compliance for affordable housing from experts directly involved in the development and implementation of these new guidelines. Our panelists will provide an overview of new affordable housing considerations in Local Law 97, including how the law impacts different affordable housing categories, which categories will face building emissions limits, and the definitions and requirements of prescriptive measures outlined in the law.

Lindsay Robbins, Senior Advisor, Building Efficiency & Decarbonization, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program; Natural Resources Defense Council

Daphany Sanchez, Affordable Housing Specialist, NYC Accelerator
Jennifer Leone, Chief Sustainability Advisor, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Advisor,  NYC Department of Buildings
Polina Bakhteiarov, Vice President of Development; Omni New York

This is a hybrid in-person/online event. Space is limited. Masks and full COVID-19 vaccination are required for in person attendance. If joining in-person, you will be asked upon entry to show your in-person ticket and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (via Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID SAFE app, or photo of vaccination card). Virtual attendance to this event is also available – you may choose to join and participate via Zoom webinar.

Our Climate Mobilization Act series is made possible through the generous support of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate & Sustainability and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 10:30 am



Online presentation