BEEx is both a place and an objective. Located in the Surrogate’s Courthouse in downtown Manhattan, the resource center, called the Exchange, is a hub for building stakeholders to learn about new technologies, convene with other industry leaders, and collaborate on leading energy efficiency projects. Many like-minded organizations host their events and trainings at the Exchange, making the center an optimal location for collaboration. The Exchange features training and meeting rooms, a large classroom, and demonstration spaces. BEEx events and those of like-minded organizations drawn thousands to the Exchange since its opening in 2014. The Exchange will expand in 2016 to include a large 100-seat classroom, multiple training rooms, and a demonstration room with multiple interactive exhibits on energy efficiency.
Through these activities, BEEx will be critical in helping to achieve the 80 percent citywide greenhouse gas emissions reductions targeted by OneNYC. The benefits of BEEx are vast: dramatically reduced energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution; millions of dollars saved in electricity costs; and better lit and more productive spaces. As an international capital of design, lighting, and real estate, New York City will gain from BEEx's benefits and will remain a world leader in these fields.