Thought Leadership / Sustainability

CPC Carbon Neutral Summit

Advancing our efforts to support and promote energy efficiency in housing, CPC partnered with NYSERDA to host a three-day, virtual Carbon Neutral Summit series. The summit covered the increased need and benefit of energy efficiency in lending and featured industry pioneers from both the government and the nonprofit sector.

Thank you to all who joined us to share knowledge, and discuss the road to decarbonizing multifamily buildings. Speaker slides, attendee chat resources and session recordings are available below. 

Day 1: Decarbonization - What You Need to Know

Inspiring remarks from CPC President & CEO Rafael E. Cestero and keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown opened the summit, followed by engaging panels on Climate Action in NYS and NYC, Climate Justice and Building Decarbonization.

Day 2: Portfolio Management and Coordinating Retrofits: Low Carbon Solutions for New and Existing Buildings | Jan. 21, 2021

Part two of the Carbon Neutral Summit series: "Portfolio Management and Coordinating Retrofits: Low Carbon Solutions for New and Existing Buildings" featured keynote speaker Janet Joseph, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development at NYSERDA and panels on Portfolio Optimization, NYSERDA's Empire Building Challenge, and NYC Accelerator/ the NYC Carbon Challenge.

Day 3: Decarbonization in Practice - What's Driving Demand for Low Carbon Buildings | Jan. 27, 2021  

The final day of the CPC Carbon Neutral Summit focused on firsthand perspectives from developers of low carbon buildings, practical insights from government leaders, and a presentation of CPC's Financing High-Performance: A Guide to Optimizing Energy Performance Across the Multifamily Building Lifecycle. We closed the Summit with an informative and inspiring keynote from New York Department of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas.

Day 3 Recordings and Presentation Slides Forthcoming

Links and Resources

Day 1 Recap
Presentations and Recordings from January 13: Decarbonization: What You Need to Know
Day 2 Recap
Presentations and Recordings from January 21: Portfolio Management and Coordinating Retrofits
Day 3 Recap
Presentations and Recordings from January 27: Dearbonization in Practice
CPC Sustainability
Learn more about CPC's sustainability initiative here.