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Jill Lerner Presents the Civic Perspective at Façades+ New York

On April 13th, the K­PF Principal spoke at The Architect’s Newspaper’s Façades+ symposium, providing insight into Local Law 97 as well as the firm’s work in New York City.

Kicking off the conference, Jill welcomed the audience in an event titled “Civic Perspective.” During her talk, Jill touched on her involvement in New York City, including her built work in the region and her thought leadership. In 2019, Jill was appointed to the New York City Climate Advisory Board to advise city leaders on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 through Local Law 97, an unprecedented commitment to increase the sustainability of buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jill also presented case studies of KPF work related to sustainability and efficient wall construction trends. Two works based in New York are One Madison Avenue, a renovation of a 13-story podium with an 18-story addition that results in an energy reduction of over 60% against the AIA 2030 Commitment baseline; and One Vanderbilt, Midtown’s tallest office building, which is both LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum-certified. She expanded beyond the city to discuss Channelside, a LEED Gold, mixed-use development that features future sea-level rise protection and a façade system designed to meet Boston’s future energy requirements; and North Quay Lab, a new construction project rising 22 stories in London, making it Europe’s largest commercial lab.

2022 marks the symposium’s 10th year bringing together talented building professionals as they explore the latest advances, issues, and technologies driving the AEC community. The New York chapter hosts the largest Façades+ event of the year.

Jill’s presentation took place on April 13th at 8:45 AM. The two-day conference was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Learn more here.