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ATLANTA - New York City is home to some of the world’s best known green buildings and leading design firms that test new boundaries in high-performance, sustainable design.

In a special roundtable session at ASHRAE’s 2008 Winter Meeting, two of New York’s best-known owner/developer firms, along with the engineering designers who bring their projects to reality, discuss the challenges, opportunities and successes in delivering new green high-rise towers that add to New York City’s skyline and grace the covers of engineering trade magazines.

High-Performance Buildings: Lessons from the Leaders takes place 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at ASHRAE’s meeting, Jan. 19-23, New York City. Registration is required to attend.

Control Solutions, Inc Learn about owner motivations, technical challenges, design choices and trade-offs, costs for these projects, and perspectives about whether the expectations set early in the design process have been met once the buildings are occupied.

“The building market is transitioning to high-performance green buildings,” Kent Peterson, ASHRAE president, said. “It is essential that ASHRAE continue to educate owners, contractors and designers on both the challenges and successes in delivering such buildings. This roundtable offers participants the chance to hear what it takes to provide buildings that perform and are environmentally responsible.”

Participants in the session are:
Donald J. Winston, P.E., director of technical services, The Durst Organization, Inc., whose buildings include Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, 4 Times Square and the Helena, all of which are featured on technical tours at the ASHRAE meeting.
Tom Scarola, director of engineering, Tishman Speyer, whose buildings include the Chrysler Center.
Scott Frank, P.E., partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles, whose buildings include One Bryant Park, World Trade Center Site (Towers 1 through 4) and World Trade Center 7.
Daniel H. Nall, P.E., senior vice president/director-advanced technologies, Flack + Kurtz, whose projects include The New York Times Headquarters, The Hearst Headquarters and the Verdesian.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through

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