BuildingEnergy NYC 13: October 15-16, 2013


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Tracks

BE NYC 13: Tracks and Sessions

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Session 1 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Tracks

Session Speakers

Session Descriptions

Track 1
Commercial/Institutional

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Speakers
Dan Egan, Vornado Realty Trust;
Paul Reale, Environmental Consultant;
Grace Arnold Malmquist, Citi Realty Services;
Nicole Sherwood (moderator)
Split incentive and split responsibility: Who screws up what?
Owners expect to benefit from savings resulting from their investments in energy-conserving upgrades, but traditional leases are structured so that tenants receive the benefits of the savings. A panel of a specialist on green leases, reps. of a major portfolio manager/owner in the Northeast, and a high-profile retail tenant will explore split incentives between owners and tenants related to energy cost saving investments in commercial multi-tenant buildings. The session also will highlight tenant improvement best practices that ensure tenants do not negatively impact the energy efficiency of base building systems.
Location: Jolson
Track 2
Multifamily

Sponsored by Nixon Peabody

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Speakers
Nancy Biberman, WhedCo;
Eric Marshall, Rose Associates;
Michael Sturmer, Lemle & Wolff;
Jason Block (moderator), Steven Winter Associates
Real Building, Real Results, No BS
After an energy audit, owners, managers, and boards are often left trying to determine the best next steps, available funding, what to prioritize, and the contractor for the job. Hear from real owner/managers on real projects with real energy saving results that incorporate incentive programs, Local Law 87, heating system conversion, resiliency and combined heat and power.
Location: Cantor

Track 3
Renewables and Resilience

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Speakers
Lyle Rawlings, Advanced Solar Products;
Brian Riccitelli, SMA
Renewables and Resilience: The Perfect Marriage
Cogeneration, Solar PV and Battery technologies can work together to create backup power solutions. Case studies from a school that implemented a solar/backup generation solution and a commercial facility that combined solar PV and batteries to provide both a backup power solution and an additional revenue stream will demonstrate the possibilities.
Location: Salon B
Track 4
Small Buildings

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Speakers
Jeremy Shannon, Prospect Architecture;
Robert Gardella, Association for Energy Affordability
Under the Local Law 84 Radar: Zipping up Exposed Small Buildings
Small buildings under 50K ft2 account for approximately 32% of New York City’s total energy consumption, yet energy-efficiency retrofits of small buildings often lack the economies of scale of larger buildings, making implementation less affordable for owner/managers. Practitioners are often faced with the difficult task of educating small building owner/managers about the long and short term pros and cons of deep retrofits, passive house and "shallow" retrofits within the confines of a restricted budget.
Location: Barrymore

Track 5
What the Pros Want to Know

Sponsored by The Bluestone Organization

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Speakers
Mark Ginsberg, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects;
John Lee, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability;
Elizabeth Derry, Community Preservation Corporation
New NYC Codes for Resilience
Post Sandy, NYC and the surrounding region changed the way we looked at our many building codes and regulations, and their impact on cash flow and occupants. Hundreds of practitioners worked with the Mayor's Office to suggest resiliency changes the codes. Get the latest updates on these codes, and what it means for your buildings.
Location: Salon C
Track 6
Building Systems

Sponsored by WinnCompanies

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Speakers
Les Bluestone, Blue Sea Development;
Jesse Douglas, Veolia North America
Cogen A to Z
Cogeneration presents a compelling opportunity to reduce energy costs and improve resilience, the benefits of which have been amplified by low natural gas prices. But, design and installation is complex. Learn the process of installing a cogen system in NYC from practitioners who have done these projects on commercial and multifamily buildings.
Location: Salon A

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Session 2 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tracks

Session Speakers

Session Descriptions

Track 1
Commercial/Institutional

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Speakers
Veronika Ruf, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.;
Gary Levitan, Saks Fifth Avenue;
Z Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple;
Steven Winter, (moderator)
Servicing, delighting, hosting, and entertaining: And we have to give you sustainability, too?
Hotels, retail stores and museums have unique energy conservation opportunities and constraints. Each is open to the public, who use them in large numbers and expect an extraordinary experience. Systems in these buildings are often designed to enhance the user experience and to protect treasured contents. We will explore how owners and managers can minimize energy costs for operational viability, while protecting contents and providing an exceptional experience.
Location: Jolson
Track 2
Multifamily

Sponsored by Nixon Peabody

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Speakers
Daniel Rieber, NMIC;
Jonathan Flothow, Steven Winter Associates;
Sam Weisenberg, Bright Power
Steam Heat: Tech Tips for Successful Operation
Many large multifamily buildings in NYC have steam systems, which are notorious for overheating. In a new approach, these systems are being retrofitted with orifice plates, 19th-century devices now adapted to modern conditions. Learn about steam operation, why these systems waste fuel, how to maximize efficiency, how orifice plates work, what a project costs, and what work is involved.
Location: Cantor
Track 3
Renewables and Resilience

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Speakers
Richard Perez, SUNY Albany;
Lyle Rawlings, Advanced Solar Products
Next Steps in Renewables: Impact of Increased Penetration
Practitioners and building owners looking to see the bigger picture of renewables and their impact on the grid will learn about what increased benefits all ratepayers can experience from the increased penetration of renewables and how the existing grid infrastructure can handle even greater percentages of renewable power. Attendees will also see how renewables can actually provide enhanced grid dependability and stability.
Location: Salon B
Track 4
Small Buildings

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Speakers
Conor Laver, Bright Power;
Rachel Seraspe Willdan Energy Solutions
Benchmarking Small Buildings: The Little Guys Matter!
An unintended consequence of Local Law 84, which mandates benchmarking of buildings over 50K ft2, may be that smaller buildings in NYC fall further and further behind in energy performance while their larger counterparts can refer to existing reports to gauge their building’s performance against other similar buildings. The small building owner/manager is often in the dark as to how their building performance and costs stack up against other, similar buildings, impeding efficient property management.
Location: Barrymore
Track 5
What the Pros Want to Know

Sponsored by The Bluestone Organization

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Speakers
Les Bluestone, Blue Sea Development;
Nicole Sherwood, Jonathan Rose Companies;
Brad Molotsky, Brandywine Realty Trust;
Suki Paciorek, Vornado Realty Trust
My "Aha!" Moment or What made you learn the ways of the Force?
Practitioners, owners, managers, and bean counters: many of you have not learned the ways of the Force. Listen to these four seasoned professionals who were once non-believers, semi-believers, or just worker bees, and find out what changed both their thinking and their tune.
Location: Salon C
Track 6
Building Systems

Sponsored by WinnCompanies

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Speakers
Erik Fisk, CB Richard Ellis;
David Berger, Steven Winter Associates;
Amihai BenHorin, Constellation;
The Next Big Thing? Big Cost-Effective Savings from Demand Response
Energy storage and demand response projects are the new frontier in energy management. The grid is becoming increasingly dense and difficult to manage as demand from cities continues to grow. Accordingly, ISOs and utilities both offer programs that allow building owners to turn demand response systems into profit centers. Learn how to implement an energy storage or demand response system in your building and generate cash flow.
Location: Salon A

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Session 3 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Tracks

Session Speakers

Session Descriptions

Track 1
Commercial/Institutional

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Speakers
John Flaherty, Tishman Speyer;
Marc Zuluaga, Steven Winter Associates;
Vanessa Ulmer, NYSERDA FlexTech Program;
John J. Ambrosini, ABS Partners Real Estate;
Paul Rode (moderator), Related Management
Measuring, So You Can Manage
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Measuring building energy performance in commercial and institutional buildings includes measurement of performance in an entire building through benchmarking, and measurement of specific building elements, such as air leakage in vertical shaft-ways. Energy audit and retro-commissioning benefits will also be described: tools for ensuring that building owners derive the benefits they paid for during compliance with NYC’s Local Law 87.
Location: Jolson
Track 2
Multifamily

Sponsored by Nixon Peabody

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Speakers
John Skipper, ConEd;
Lindsay Robbins, NYSERDA;
Chris Diamond, NYCEEC;
Pat Logan, Enterprise Community Partners;
Sadie McKeown, Community Preservation Corporation;
Robert Allgor, National Grid;
Jesse Elton, LISC;
Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)
In Pecha Kucha style format, 7 experienced professionals will have have 7 minutes to explain how they have navigated planning and executing financial products, as well as grant resources, demonstrating real programs and models that will be accessible to the audience.
Location: Cantor
Track 3
Renewables and Resilience

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Speakers
Sara Ross, Sungage;
Jessica Aldridge, New York State Green Bank;
Marshall Haimson, E-Capital Development, Inc.;
Ronnie Mandler, Best Energy Power
Economics of Solar PV & HW in Today's Market
Building owners will learn about the cost of building solar PV and HW systems in the tri-state area, including expected paybacks and IRRs. Who is a candidate for solar? What steps are required to get started? We will review existing federal and state programs (NY, NJ & CT) and detail various financing options that will include purchase, lease, and PPAs.
Location: Salon B
Track 4
Small Buildings

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Speakers
Steve Bluestone, The Bluestone Organization;
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations;
Duncan Prahl, IBACOS
Neighborhoods: Building back after Sandy
Thousands of coastal residential buildings were lost to Sandy, and rebuilding presents institutional, political, and neighborhood challenges. We will discuss how NYC released an inventive RFQ to use federal dollars to rebuild housing to higher levels of performance. Further, we will examine how this will meet the goals of the various governments, developers, and most importantly, the communities that will re-occupy these neighborhoods.
Location: Barrymore
Track 5
What the Pros Want to Know

Sponsored by The Bluestone Organization

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Speakers
F.L. Andrew Padian, Community Preservation Corporation
Learning to Look: How Paying Attention Gets Real Results
Energy and cost saving results don’t often meet expectations and the ensuing frustration results in a loss of objectivity. Mostly science and part psychology, this session explores buildings where the process worked and savings were realized by spending time on site, working with the staff and crunching numbers. We'll cover a simple set of steps to assign priorities for building improvements based on cost, multiple benefits, short and long-term planning, and finally, your financing.
Location: Salon C
Track 6
Building Systems

Sponsored by WinnCompanies

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Speakers
Larry Harmon, Air Barrier Solutions
200 Million Square Feet of Lessons from Commercial Building Air Barriers
Addressing air leakage in large buildings can be a daunting task. Evaluation of large building envelopes is not always easy and quantifying energy savings can be difficult. Learn how to locate, measure, and mitigate air leakage issues in large buildings with the insights of a seasoned pro with the experience earned from air leakage evaluations of over 200M ft2 of commercial buildings.
Location: Salon A

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Session 4 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tracks

Session Speakers

Session Descriptions

Track 1
Commercial/Institutional

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Speakers
Nat Oppenheimer, Robert Silman Associates;
Basilia Yao, Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations
Resilience in Commercial and Institutional Buildings
Sandy reminded New Yorkers how operational interruptions in a hospital, an art museum, and a major national retailer is catastrophic to human life, to national treasures or to the bottom line—so getting emergency preparedness right is critical. Hear from commercial/institutional buildings owners for whom emergency preparedness matters most.

Location: Jolson
Track 2
Multifamily

Sponsored by Nixon Peabody

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Speakers
Warren Liebold, DEP;
Steven Bluestone, The Bluestone Organization;
Mary Tchamkina, Enterprise Community Partners
Water, Water, Water… Everywhere
Having trouble figuring out how to save money on your water bill, or how to conserve water in your multifamily building? In this session the DEP will present on their new and existing programs and incentives. We will also explore new innovative technologies and real conservation methods that have worked for building owners in NYC.
Location: Cantor
Track 3
Renewables and Resilience

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Speakers
Richard P. Lewandowski, Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology;
Laurence Mackler, Solaire Generation;
Jeff Gorman, SunEdison;
What's Next in Solar Photovoltaics?
Learn about the latest in PV modules, inverters, mounting and monitoring technologies and which of these technologies are right for your clients' environments. We will investigate the current PV module shakeout and discuss what we should be looking for in a module manufacturer, namely, bankability. We will also take a look at the issues of central site inverters vs. string inverters, 600V vs. 1000V, and the use of micro-inverters and DC optimizers.
Location: Salon B
Track 4
Small Buildings

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Speakers
Henry Gifford, Architecture and Energy Ltd.
One Pipe, Two Pipe, Minisplit, More
Heating, cooling, and domestic hot water systems in small to mid-sized buildings have been done six ways to Sunday – steam, hydronic, central, PTACs, sidearm coils, indirect, direct, tank, tankless, single boilers, staged boilers, atmospheric, sealed combustion, window units, minisplits… you name it. We will discuss the basics of the most common heating systems in existing buildings, options for improvements, strategies for new construction, and what to consider if looking into minisplit systems.
Location: Barrymore
Track 5
What the Pros Want to Know

Sponsored by The Bluestone Organization

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Speakers
Peter Bourbeau, PWB Management;
Sandy DeJohn, Binghamton University;
Ken Savelli, Tower Management Ltd;
Lloyd Kass (moderator), NYPA
Energy Management on the Cheap: How to Start without Cash
If you've got a medium to large building in need of an energy and water diet, and you've got no cash, you probably have no idea where to start. Let a group paracitioners from across the region share how they began their trek down the road to a more sustainable building.
Location: Salon C
Track 6
Building Systems

Sponsored by WinnCompanies

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Speakers"
Courtney Horwitz, Omni New York LLC;
Sadie McKeown, Community Preservation Corporation
The Most important Building System in Sustainability and Resilience: It’s the Financing, Stupid
Many owners complain about the cost, ROI, and “payback” of energy retrofits; meanwhile, they will routinely make capital improvement, code compliance, curb appeal, tenant comfort, and cosmetic improvements when they refinance their debt. This session will explore owners, managers, and building staff who understand that energy efficiency, sustainability, health and safety, and resilience measures should all be part of the refinancing plan.
Location: Salon A

Speakers

BE NYC 13 Workshop and Session Speaker Bios

Speakers are listed alphabetically by last name.

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Jessica Aldridge

Jessica Aldridge is currently working with Governor Cuomo’s Office and the Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York State to help establish and lead transactions for the New York Green Bank, a $1 billion initiative intended to reduce and eliminate financing market barriers to broader private sector investment in clean energy deployment. Previously, Jessica served in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she worked to develop finance and securitization policies to support growth in clean technology adoption. Jessica also spent time as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Washington, D.C. At PwC, Jessica helped the company push forward efficiency projects worth over $1 million in annual energy savings.

Jessica also worked as a management consultant at Innosight, an innovation strategy consulting firm, where she partnered with large financial services companies to achieve new growth and helped the firm build out its clean energy practice. Previously, Jessica worked in investment monitoring and reporting at Citi Private Equity, a business unit of Citigroup that managed over $10 billion of private equity co-investment, fund of fund, and mezzanine products. Jessica also has experience in single stock and portfolio trading, structured derivatives, and institutional sales in Equities at UBS Investment Bank. Jessica holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University, MBA in Strategy & Finance and MEM in Energy & the Environment from Yale University.

Speaking In…

Economics of Solar PV & HW in Today’s Market

Robert Allgor

Bob Allgor holds a masters degree in Energy Management. He started with the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) in 1989 conducting energy audits. He then went to the LILCO’s Consumer Affairs office for 10 years working with low income customers to help control their energy use. LILCO then became KeySpan and under contract to LIPA, worked for 2 years on the electric commercial rebate programs. Bob then managed LIPA’s Solar Pioneer program for 5 years. Since 2009, Bob has been managing National Grid’s Enhanced Home Sealing Incentives program that offered air sealing and insulation incentives and then went onto the commercial / industrial rebate programs. Bob is also an Adjunct Professor at New York Institute of Technology teaching numerous energy courses. Bob holds various certifications that includes the Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Demand Side Management and Certified Energy auditor as well BPI certifications.

Speaking In…

Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

John J. Ambrosini

John Ambrosini is Executive Managing Director of Property Management & Construction at ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC. – a recognized real estate service provider specializing in leasing, sales, property management, and owner advisory services. Mr. Ambrosini is a degreed engineer, an expert in the areas of commercial property management and construction, building engineering systems. He is presently pursuing his LEED AP certification and is well versed in energy and environmental compliance.

Mr. Ambrosini joined ABS in May 2007 and leads a team responsible for over six million SF of commercial and residential properties in NYC, consisting of over 45 buildings. Prior to Mr. Ambrosini’s work with ABS he was the VP of Real Estate at Alliance Bernstein, located at 1345 Avenue of the Americas. There he led a dynamic team which delivered priority services to support an $80 million international real estate operation which included trading floors and critical back-up generator systems.

During the critical downtown years following 9-11, Mr. Ambrosini was a member of the executive real estate team at Trinity Real Estate & the Parish of Trinity Church, NYC. Mr. Ambrosini serves on the Board of Directors for the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB), Commercial Division and has extensive experience in collective bargaining and labor relations, and is an active REBNY member. He also teaches at NYU in the Schack School of Real Estate and sees this as an excellent opportunity to develop young professionals and keep current with new ideas and technologies.

Speaking In…

Measuring, So You Can Manage

Grace Arnold Malmquist

Grace Arnold Malmquist is Vice President and North American Region Head of Sustainability for Citi Realty Services. Grace is responsible for the environmental impacts for Citi’s North American Operations consisting of over 3,000 locations and 30MM square ft. In addition Grace manages the Global LEED and Energy Star programs for Citi. Grace joined Citi in 2005 as to manage the furniture, finishes and interior elements of Citi Retail Branches. During this time she was instrumental in developing the LEED Retail Volume Build program and interior standards of Citibank branches nationally .In 2010 Grace moved into Global Planning and Design where she was responsible for Global LEED Certification Program, Vendor and Contract Management and assisted in the development of Global Interior Standards. Throughout her time at Citi, Grace has been responsible for many high profile projects including the Platinum LEED certification of the Citibank Flagship branch at Union Square and the Gold LEED certification of the Retail Branch Prototype. She is also a regular guest critic for student projects at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology where she also a member of the advisory board of the Sustainable Interior Environments program.

Prior to joining Citi, Grace spent a number of years in as a project manager for a contract furniture dealer where she managed large projects for major banks, brokerage houses and law firms.
Grace is a LEED AP, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from SUNY Stony Brook, a Certificate in Construction Project Management from NYU and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. As a culmination of her studies at Columbia, she worked with the Nature Conservancy to develop a sustainable renovation strategy for the facilities in the sensitive ecosystems of the Mashomack Preserve in Shelter Island, NY

Speaking In…

Split incentive and split responsibility: Who screws up what?

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Amihai BenHorin

Speaking In…

The Next Big Thing? Big Cost-Effective Savings from Demand Response

David Berger

David Berger is an Energy Engineer at Steven Winter Associates in the Multifamily Energy Services group. His expertise lies in using energy audits to improve the performance of existing buildings and reduce energy consumption. He has been involved in with a number of research studies pertaining to improving the performance of existing buildings. In addition, he has also spent several years developing and implementing off-grid power solutions in Ghana. David has an engineering degree from Cooper Union and a biology degree from Boston College.

Speaking In…

The Next Big Thing? Big Cost-Effective Savings from Demand Response

Nancy Biberman

Nancy Biberman is founder and president of the Bronx-based Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco). Since 1992, WHEDco has worked to create opportunity-rich and environmentally healthy neighborhoods: teaching children in Head Start, elementary and middle school, and promoting retail corridor development, food business incubation, and childcare microenterprise. WHEDco creates energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes, including a cellar-to-roof retrofit of a once-abandoned municipal hospital, the new construction of one of the largest Energy Star-certified affordable housing developments in the country, with a third LEED Gold development- home to the Bronx Music Heritage Center- expected to break ground in 2014. A graduate of Barnard College, Rutgers-Newark Law School and a Revson Fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University, Nancy began her career as a legal services lawyer. After a dozen years in New York’s housing courts preventing evictions, Nancy decided her time was better spent building and preserving affordable housing. Nancy and her husband became life-long students of alternative energy after purchasing an off-the grid Vermont cabin over 30 years ago. Ask her about gravity flow water, wood heat, batteries, and the safe use of propane gas.

Speaking In…

Real Building, Real Results, No BS

Jason Block

Jason has a strong background in high performance building envelope, HVAC design and retrofit, general building diagnostics and testing, multifamily housing management and operation, strategic planning and systems engineering. In his current role as Senior Energy Engineer for Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Jason has been working on numerous NYC multifamily ventilation and air barrier systems in both existing and new construction buildings. The findings have shed much light onto the subject of ventilation energy savings and air barrier installation which has been generally overlooked in the past.

Speaking In…

Real Building, Real Results, No BS

Les Bluestone

Les Bluestone has been involved in the real estate development and construction industry for over three decades, focusing almost exclusively on residential development in the New York City area. After formation of Blue Sea Development Company in 1999, he and his partner have dedicated themselves to the development of green and sustainable affordable housing. As a part of this commitment, his firm developed the first affordable Energy Star certified homes in New York State (Sunflower Way 2001), the first affordable LEED Silver homes in New York State (Morrisania Homes 2007), and the first affordable LEED Platinum multifamily building in New York State (The Eltona 2009). His most recent LEED Platinum building, Arbor House, incorporates the first rooftop hydroponic farm in the country on a residential building. A trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, Les Bluestone is also an active member in the real estate development community. He is a former board chair and current Leadership Council member of Habitat for Humanity New York City, a board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, advisory board member to The Housing Partnership Development Corporation, policy committee member of the Housing First! advocacy group, and a past Vice President of the Queens County Builders and Contractors Association. Other association involvements include the National Association of Home Builders, the New York State Builders Association, the Long Island Builders Institute, the US Green Building Council, the Real Estate Board of New York. Also involved in workforce development issues often related to housing and green building, Les Bluestone was appointed by the Mayor to the NYC Workforce investment Board and by the Governor to the Green Jobs Green New York Advisory Council, and is currently active in both.

His knowledge of construction and affordable housing development issues earned him places on the Affordable Housing Committee of the Model Code Program that revised the New York City Building Code, the Industry Advisory Committee to the NYC Green Codes Task Force, to “green” the New York City Building Code, and a co-chair of the Building Resiliency Task Force convened by the Mayor and City Council Speaker with the Urban Green Council, to make City code recommendations on sustainability issues post “Sandy.”

Speaking In…

My “Aha!” Moment or What made you learn the ways of the Force?
Cogen A to Z

Steve Bluestone

Steve Bluestone is a partner in The Bluestone Organization, a real estate development, general contracting, and property management firm founded by his grandfather, Jacob Bluestone, in 1927. He studied architecture and passive and active solar energy systems, earning a B.S. in environmental science from Marlboro College. Since entering the construction and development business, he has led his firm’s efforts on research and implementation of green building design. Steve spearheaded an effort to rethink his firm’s decades-old construction design formulas in order to work toward developing buildings that are both sustainable and profitable. Using off-the-shelf components, the firm produced a 50-unit rental building that was hailed as “the most energy efficient multi-family building in New York State with four or more units”, and did so at conventional construction cost levels. The firm will be incorporating their approach to sustainability and resiliency as it moves forward in the role of prime developer of several large projects that will ultimately result in 2,000+ new residential units and 500,000+ SF of commercial/retail space all located entirely within flood zone areas of NYC. Steve lives with his wife and in Westchester County, NY, in a passive solar, geothermal heated/cooled home that they designed and built in 2000, and is in the process of building an innovative new house further upstate that is destined to achieve both Passive House certification and a net zero energy level.

Speaking In…

Water, Water, Water Everywhere
Neighborhoods: Building back after Sandy

Peter Bourbeau

Mr. Bourbeau has been in the real estate management business for 29 years. PWB’s portfolio has over 2,000 units, of which the majority are in the affordable housing sphere. PWB has utilized LED lighting in over 11 buildings to take advantage of their energy savings qualities. Two buildings have Solar Thermal systems for hot water. Another building will have a Solar Photo Voltaic system shortly. Energy savings ( water and electric primarily ) has been a PWB mission for over 5 years and a daily focus for over 20 years. Mr. Bourbeau is a 1974 graduate of Fordham University with a B.A. in Philosophy.

Speaking In…

Energy Management on the Cheap: How to Start without Cash

Erica Brabon

Erica Brabon is the Pipeline Manager of Existing Buildings for Steven Winter Associates, Inc., with specific experience in energy efficiency in multifamily and commercial buildings, LEED certification, sustainable business practices, training in energy efficiency practices, environmental footprint reduction and environmental health and science. As Pipeline Manager, all existing buildings are evaluated by Ms. Brabon to determine the best approach and incentives to pursue. Ms. Brabon is currently working with multifamily buildings across NYC and NJ to cut energy consumption and increase building performance. She attended Clarkson University where she earned a B.S. in Biology and is also a BPI Certified Multifamily Building Analyst and a LEED AP O+M.

Track Chair – Multifamily

Speaking In…

What Local Laws 84 & 87 Mean and How to Get the Most Out of Them (Workshop)

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Matthew Davis

Mat Davis has been with Edison Properties since 2005 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the firm’s construction and physical plant management functions as well as serving as the “Owner’s Representative” on development projects. He directs the efforts of the Edison’s Construction Management division that executes extensive building renovations and parking lot development projects throughout the company’s 6,000,000 square foot (and growing) real estate portfolio. Mr. Davis has been actively involved in a number of Edison’s development projects including 188 Ludlow Street.

Prior to joining Edison, Mr. Davis was Vice President of Construction Services at EMCOR Energy & Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, the world’s leading electrical/mechanical specialty construction firm. His responsibilities included project management of design/build assignments totaling in excess of $100 million. Mr. Davis previously worked with Tishman Realty and Construction and was involved with a number of prestigious projects in New York and New Jersey including: Reuters at 3 Times Square, 2 World Financial Center, 7 World Trade Center, 101 Hudson Street and Trump Marina Casino to name a few. As Vice President and one of the founders of Tishman Technologies Corporation he was responsible for the creation, growth and development of a construction organization that reached an annual volume of $500 million in year 2000.

Mr. Davis has a BS Degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Speaking In…

Resilience in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

Sandy DeJohn

Speaking In…

Energy Management on the Cheap: How to Start without Cash

Elizabeth Derry

Elizabeth Derry is the Sustainability and Construction Review associate at the Community Preservation Corporation. In her role she works to ensure energy efficiency improvements are incorporated into the multifamily housing portfolio CPC serves. Recently, Elizabeth has been working with owners of properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy to provide grants for recovery and resiliency through NYC’s Build it Back Program. She holds a MS in City and Regional Planning from the Rutgers University and is a LEED Green Associate.

Speaking In…

New NYC Codes for Resilience

Christopher Diamond

Chris is the Director of Engineering and Technical Analysis for NYCEEC. He is responsible for development and implementation of NYCEEC’s policies and best practices with regard to energy efficiency and building technologies. Chris also manages the technical quality assurance and execution of energy retrofit transactions.
Chris has over twenty years of multidisciplinary experience in engineering and architecture, most recently with a focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in a wide range of commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily residential projects. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Chris was a Senior Sustainability Consultant with Steven Winter Associates where he led a number of new construction and renovation projects seeking LEED certification. Additionally, he was an Associate Architect at TEN Arquitectos and an Associate Engineer at Guy Nordenson and Associates prior to that. He started his career in Los Angeles with Fred Fiedler and Associates.

Chris holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of Manhattan College (Bachelor of Engineering).

Speaking In…

Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

Jesse Douglas

Jesse Douglas, LEEP AP is a Business Development Manager for Veolia North America and is responsible for client development in the Northeast. Most recently Jesse was an Engineering Manager with SourceOne, a subsidiary of Veolia. He has nearly 10 years of experience developing energy and infrastructure projects from cradle to grave for a wide variety of clients. He is a published author on distributed and cogeneration systems. Jesse holds a degree in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and he is currently seeking his MBA from CUNY Baruch College.

Speaking In…

Cogen A to Z

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Dan Egan

Dan is the Director of Energy and Sustainability for Vornado Realty Trust’s New York division. Vornado is a fully diversified publicly traded REIT, and owns and manages 100 million square feet of real estate nationwide. Dan oversees Vornado’s sustainability program, which combines environmental, fiscal and social responsibility for over 20 MSF of Class A buildings in Manhattan. In addition to his work in sustainability, Dan manages budgets for over $90 million in annual utility costs. Special projects under Dan’s jurisdiction include all LEED and Energy Star affiliated programs, as well as any legislative matters relating to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 program. Of particular importance is Dan’s managing of Vornado’s Energy Efficiency Capital Improvement fund, which executes projects with targeted energy reduction goals. Prior to Vornado, Dan was a property manager with Grubb and Ellis in northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from NYU and his MBA from CUNY with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance.

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Split incentive and split responsibility: Who screws up what?

Jesse Elton

Jesse is responsible for providing technical assistance to LISC’s local offices on lending and program development and overseeing LISC’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Technical Assistance delivery. Prior to LISC, Jesse spent six years at BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco, where she managed the recapitalization of the organization’s portfolio of affordable multifamily properties. A LEED Accredited Professional, Jesse holds an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Haverford College.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

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Erik Fisk

Erik Fisk is a Chief Engineer with CB Richard Ellis. He has supervised building operations for over 15 years, and currently manages the operation of the AXA / Equitable Tower at 787 Seventh Avenue. Erik and his team operate a 900-ton ice storage plant and building-wide demand response measures. Erik has been in facilities management for over 43 years and is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94.

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The Next Big Thing? Big Cost-Effective Savings from Demand Response

Jonathan Flaherty

Mr. Flaherty is the Director of Sustainability focusing on the U.S., Brazil, and China, a position he has held since 2010. He joined Tishman Speyer in 2007 as part of the Leadership Development Program and has previously worked in Portfolio Management and Asset Management. In his current role, he handles energy efficiency projects, environmental compliance, corporate sustainability strategy, and other activities related to Sustainability throughout the Company. During his tenure, Mr. Flaherty has managed 20 LEED-EB projects totaling over 20 million square feet, with another seven slated for completion in the next twelve months. Notable projects include LEED-EB Platinum for the Hearst Tower and LEED-EB Gold for the Chrysler Building, both in New York City. Mr. Flaherty received a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in 2000, a joint MBA/MSUP from Columbia University in 2007, and is a LEED Accredited Professional in both Existing Buildings and Neighborhood Development.

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Measuring, So You Can Manage

Jonathan Flothow

Jonathan studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, spent several years doing energy audits, and for the past fifteen years has worked exclusively on troubleshooting, retrofitting, and designing steam and hydronic heating systems. He is currently a Building Systems Analyst with Steven Winter Associates.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

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Robert Gardella

Robert Gardella is a Senior Program Manager at A.E.A. with over 25 years of experience in building science backed by extensive testing, weatherization, diagnostics and inspection experience. His work has focused on energy audits of single family and multi-family buildings under NYSERDA’s Multi-family Performance Program (MPP) and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. Mr. Gardella has also provided certification support for LEED® for Homes and ENERGY STAR® Labeled Homes. He was the Weatherization Director for the Federal Weatherization Program on Staten Island providing weatherization services for low-income clients. He also served as an N.Y.P.D. Emergency Service Unit Police Officer for 24 years, responding to a full range of critical incidents involving technical rescue, hazardous materials/radiological emergency response and tactical law enforcement operations (SWAT).

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Under the Local Law 84 Radar: Zipping up Exposed Small Buildings

Henry Gifford

Henry Gifford is director of mechanical system design at Architecture and Energy Limited, a Manhattan firm that designs buildings that are very energy efficient, yet cost no extra to build. He is a longtime practitioner in the Building Science and energy efficiency fields, specializing in multifamily buildings, and thinks one good measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.

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One Pipe, Two Pipe, Minisplit, More

Mark Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, is an Architect with extensive experience, in Housing (much of it affordable), Urban Design, and regulatory issues related to codes and zoning. He is a founding partner of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP and a dedicated New Yorker. He is also President and Board member of the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council, Vice President of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, and has held numerous positions with the AIA NY Chapter.

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New NYC Codes for Resilience

Jeff Gorman

Jeff Gorman

Jeff Gorman is a Regional Sales Manager at SunEdison and part of the DG Sales Team. He is focused on the New York market and is looking at opportunities across the Tri-State area. Prior to SunEdison, he was a Director at IVG Energy where he facilitated renewable energy transactions to help utilities and other electricity providers with the procurement of eligible renewable energy products to meet their RPS obligations. Prior to joining IVG, Jeff spent eleven years in Morgan Stanley’s Commodities division. For the last five years there he traded West Power. Using his transmission expertise and physical trading background, he capitalized on short-term market opportunities. Jeff prided himself as being a California ISO market specialist. Other experiences include cash trading, real time trading, and operations. He graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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What’s Next in Solar Photovoltaics?

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Marshall Haimson

Marshall Haimson

Marshall is a co-founder of E-Capital Development. He has been designing and managing insurance programs for the Energy and Environmental industries for over 20 years. He is a specialist in underwriting petroleum and environmental exposures. Before launching his insurance career, he was an Exploration Geologist for Shell Oil Company.

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Economics of Solar PV & HW in Today’s Market

Larry Harmon

Larry Harmon

Larry Harmon is the Vice-President of Air Barrier Solutions, LLC. Air Barrier Solutions evaluates and repairs building envelope issues for numerous clients throughout the US in the commercial, residential and institutional sectors. Larry loves the challenge of figuring out what is wrong with a building and how to fix it. Larry believes that if it’s not fun, and you are not passionate about it, why do it?

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200 Million Square Feet of Lessons from Commercial Building Air Barriers

Courtney Horwitz

Courtney Horwitz

Courtney Horwitz has over 10 years of experience in the housing industry. She is currently an Assistant Vice President at Omni New York LLC, an affordable housing real estate development company. In this capacity, Courtney has worked with a team to manage the acquisition, secure the financing, and oversee the rehabilitation of over 3,400 units of housing with a total transaction size of over $650 million. Additionally, Courtney oversees Omni’s energy efficiency initiatives. Prior to joining Omni in April 2007, she worked at HR&A Advisors, Inc. a real estate consulting firm. While at HR&A, Courtney co-managed the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Assisted Multifamily Program, a $20 million program, which provides technical and financial assistance to owners of affordable housing seeking to install energy measures. Courtney also worked for TAG Associates, LLC a consulting firm that assists public housing authorities throughout the U.S. Courtney is currently on the Real Estate Advisory Counsel of The Fifth Avenue Committee. She is a former board member of Women in Housing Finance and she is the past treasurer of the board of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. She is an alumna of the Coro Leadership New York program. Courtney holds dual masters degrees in Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Tufts University. Courtney is a credentialed LEED Green Associate.

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The Most Important Building System in Sustainability and Resilience: It’s the Financing, Stupid

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Lloyd Kass

Lloyd Kass is the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) Director of “Build Smart NY,” Governor Cuomo’s initiative to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings operated by the State of New York, with a 20% energy use reduction mandated by 2020. Mr. Kass is an 18-year veteran of state and local government and the private sector, who has focused on deployment of large, publicly funded energy efficiency and capital programs in New York. Before joining NYPA earlier this year, he spent 4 years in consulting, implementing major energy efficiency programs in the NYC metro region, with Con Edison, PSE&G, and NYSERDA. Before that, he spent 11 years with in NY City government; the last five of which as energy director of New York City Housing Authority, rolling out energy efficiency initiatives at thousands of publicly-operated multifamily housing buildings. Mr. Kass is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, instructing graduate students in public administration and environmental policy.

See more at: http://new.sipa.columbia.edu/faculty/lloyd-r-kass#sthash.o4jd6oPe.dpuf

Track Chair – What the Pros Want to Know

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Energy Management on the Cheap: How to Start without Cash

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Conor Laver

Conor Laver is a Vice President at EnergyScoreCards and Bright Power. Bright Power is a New York based energy solutions firm with a focus on energy efficiency and solar design which has been heavily involved in the multi-family housing sector in New York and nationwide, for the last 9 years. Bright Power provides a wide range of energy services to property managers, state housing authorities and utilities. Conor joined the Bright Power team four years ago as EnergyScoreCards was being built. Conor has a PhD in Astrophysics from U.C. Berkeley and has spent the last four years designing and refining the benchmarking analytics performed by EnergyScoreCards, which is an EnergyStar ABS partner. For the last three years he has also managed the benchmarking wing of BrightPower who have helped local property managers benchmark close to a 1000 buildings in compliance with New York City’s Local Law 84 using EnergyStar’s Portfolio Manger tool.

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Benchmarking Small Buildings: The Little Guys Matter!

John Lee

John Lee is the Deputy Director for Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. In this capacity, he is leading the city’s policy and legislative efforts driving the built environment to unprecedented energy efficiency standards. John’s previous public sector service was with the NYC Department of Buildings as Senior Architect in the codes development division, and with the Department of City Planning where he served as an Urban Designer. During his early career, John was Art Director for a web development firm consulting to a suite of corporate clients in the energy sector and consumer product goods, and was also a design architect in private sector architecture and engineering firms working on institutional buildings, transit facilities, and master plans for universities. John currently holds the Mayor’s voting seat on the New York State Uniform Code Council. He is a licensed architect and a graduate of Rice University and Harvard University.

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New NYC Codes for Resilience

Joshua Lehman

Track Chair – Building Systems

Dominique Lempereur

Dom recently joined Enterprise Community Partners as the new Director of Technical Services. Along with his passion for technology to improving building energy performance, Dom brings 20 years of experience and leadership in the development of energy conservation projects and engineering team management. To-date, he conducted and led energy assessments on over 4,800 buildings for a total of 150 million square feet of building space.

In addition to performing energy consulting services, Dom spent a lot of time in research and development activities designing heating controls, assessing onsite generation systems, and energy software tools. He is always eager to evaluate the next innovative energy-saving system that could improve the comfort, health and performance of multifamily buildings.

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Cogeneration: A resilience retrofit strategy for multifamily housing (Workshop)

Gary Levitan

Gary started his energy career as a credit analyst for Hess Corp. and in 2008 decided to come over to the demand side. Since then he has held various energy management positions in multiple industries culminating in his current position as Manager of Energy and Utilities for Saks Fifth Avenue. In addition, he recently passed his CEM certification exam and expects to become an official Certified Energy Manager shortly.

Gary joined the company in 2010 because of a corporate initiative to improve profitability and manage energy costs. In his three years with the company, he has managed to save the company over 15% off of their yearly energy usage by instituting various energy savings projects including Lighting Retrofitting, Energy Audits and Building Management System Upgrades. Additionally, he has managed to leverage his standing Energy Procurement relationships to re-negotiate most the company’s energy price contracts in all deregulated markets to ensure that they are receiving the best available supply pricing.

Gary was awarded the Finance Employee of the Season for spring 2012, largely due to adoption of a corporate lighting retrofit project that is projected to save the company millions of dollars.

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Servicing, delighting, hosting, and entertaining: And we have to give you sustainability, too?

Richard P. Lewandowski

Richard P. Lewandowski is the Executive Director of the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET), an Intertek company. CECET is led by Intertek, a testing and certification company with over 35,000 employees, 1,000 labs and offices in 100 countries around the world. CECET also leads a consortium of five major Universities. Previously Mr. Lewandowski was the Founder and Managing Partner of Direct Gain Consulting LLC. DGC is a New York consultant to organizations involved in renewable energy technologies. Mr. Lewandowski has over 30 years experience in the field of solar energy. He is the Founder past CEO of Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., and NY photovoltaics (PV) module manufacturer. Founder, Past President and CEO of Direct Global Power (DGP): Founder and former CEO of SunWize Technologies, Inc., one of the largest PV distributors in North America. Former Vice President of Technology of Besicorp Group, Inc. Former President of BioEnergy Group Inc., Founder, past President and Board Director of the New York Solar Energy Industry Association (NYSEIA). Founder and past President of the Illinois Solar Energy Industry Association. Former President of the ASES Chapter – Illinois Solar Energy Association. Present Board Director for the New York Solar Energy Society.

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What’s Next in Solar Photovoltaics?

Warren Liebold

Warren is currently managing the replacement of large water meters. From 2007-2012 he was Project Manager for DEP’s Automated Meter Reading Project for which his team won an “Excellence in Technology Award” in 2009 from the New York Technology Forum. He also designed and managed the city’s Toilet Rebate Program (1994-1997) the world’s single largest municipal water conservation program. He served on the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force and Green Codes Task Forces (1995-2010) and was a member of NYC DEP’s Drought Variance Board in 2003.

Before joining DEP in 1992 he worked for twelve years for Goldman Copeland Associates, P.C. performing energy efficiency work in non-residential and multifamily residential buildings. He also served as a technical advisor to NGO’s in New York State Public Service Commission and State Energy Master Plan proceedings during the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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Water, Water, Water Everywhere

Pat Logan

Pat’s focus is on preservation, specifically on the development of new lending products, originating transactions and new partner development. As part of these efforts, Pat works closely with the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Enterprise Community Investment and PartnerPrep to implement financing strategies for sustainable preservation.

Prior to joining Enterprise, he was a Mortgage Officer for the Community Preservation Corporation where he underwrote and originated Participation Loan Program loans totaling $13MM. Pat is the current Director of Project Finance at Enterprise Community Partners.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

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Laurence Mackler

Laurence Mackler, CEO, founded Solaire Generation in 2008 with the goal of making a significant and enduring contribution to the deployment of solar energy by designing and developing economical and aesthetically pleasing architectural solar energy structures. In 2008 this market did not exist; today Solaire is the market leader with over 200 structures installed for Fortune 100 corporations, the US military, universities and national retailers. Mr. Mackler continues to direct Solaire’s product innovation team and has authored eight patents for PV structures. Educated and trained as an architect, Mr. Mackler puts a premium on form, function and performance. Mr. Mackler has successfully created a company culture committed to providing the solar industry the best in design, service and quality. Prior to Solaire Generation, Mr. Mackler was the principal for the acclaimed Mackler Design Studio, which designed and built high-end sustainable commercial and residential projects. Projects included a conference room for Louis Vuitton and a music studio and library for Andre Previn. Mr. Mackler is a member of SEIA, holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University, which included courses from the Harvard Business School.

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What’s Next in Solar Photovoltaics?

Ronnie Mandler

Ronnie Mandler has been nationally recognized as one of the leaders in renewable energy in New York City. As the CEO of Best Energy Power, Ronnie has been spearheading the company to be the largest market share holder of total solar PV installation in the five boroughs of New York City. Having gone through two hurricanes within the past two years, Best Energy Power can proudly say that every installation under the BEP name has gone unaffected and remained intact. Best Energy Power has, too, been acclaimed for its accomplishment in installing the highest solar PV system ever build in North America – a 46 story high building on the Hudson River with a wind gust up to 150 MPH. With sophisticated management skills and 35 years of experience in entrepreneurship and running large companies, Ronnie Mandler is both well trained and knowledgeable in the navigation of the solar industry in the very complex and demanding environment of New York City. Ronnie Mandler has been praised for his involvement in all aspects of solar installation – from the assessment of the site, to design the system, and of course, the construction of the system itself.

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The Economics of Solar PV & HW in Today’s Market

Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall is a Project Manager for Rose Associates Inc.’s Technical Services Group which specializes in providing project management services for Rose’s 100+ multifamily building portfolio. The Technical Services Group specializes in analyzing building compliance, performance and functionality to maximize profitability.

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Real Building, Real Results, No BS

Evan Mason

Evan Mason is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Planning and Development at Hunter College and is founder of Sustainable Yards conducting research on the environmental benefits or urban residential open space and is currently advancing legislation to incentivize the removal of concrete in order to reduce combined sewer events in the City. She also is the founder of DecoWorks, a design firm that specializes in sustainable retrofitting of historic buildings and adjacent open spaces. Mason is on the Board of Green Home NY and the NYS League of Conservation Voters, serves on the Land Use committee of Scenic Hudson and is a member of Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.).

Mason has a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College of Urban Affairs and Urban Planning, a Masters in Social Work and Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and a Bachelors of Art from Sarah Lawrence College.

Track Chair – Small Buildings

Sadie McKeown

Sadie McKeown is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a non-profit lender for affordable housing throughout New York State. Ms. McKeown oversees all lending activities including, closings, business operations and investor relations.

Ms. McKeown also manages CPC’s innovative Green Financing Initiative. The program is aimed at greening multi-family buildings in low-income communities throughout the state. The program combines public incentives for energy retrofits with private dollars to reduce a borrower’s energy, heat and water costs as well as lower their carbon footprint.

Ms. McKeown has previously served CPC as Senior Vice President and Director of Lending in CPC’s Hudson Valley Region.

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The Most important Building System in Sustainability and Resilience: It’s the Financing Stupid
Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

Brad Molotsky

Brad A. Molotsky Mr. Molotsky became Brandywine’s General Counsel and Secretary in October 1997; became a Senior Vice President in December 2004; became an Executive Vice President in August 2009; and became responsible for helping to create our company-wide sustainability initiative in 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Molotsky was an attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Molotsky is a member of NAREIT and the Real Estate Roundtable (serving as Vice-Chair of their Sustainability Taskforce), and a board member of the Committee of Seventy, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, the JCC of Southern New Jersey, the Walnut Street Theatre, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The Federation of Southern New Jersey. Mr. Molotsky also serves as President and a board member of Jewish Community Properties, Inc., a non-profit affiliated with The Federation of Southern New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Molotsky is a member of NAIOP (and Co-Chair of the NJ Chapter Energy Committee), the Urban Land Institute, the Southern New Jersey Development Council, and BOMA and serves on the advisory committees of the Greater Philadelphia Energy Efficient Buildings Innovation Cluster, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the C.A.R.E.S. Institute. Mr. Molotsky earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Delaware and a JD/MBA from Villanova University’s School of Law and the College of Business and Finance.

See more at: http://www.brandywinerealty.com/leadership.aspx?mid=10#sthash.0bxGGY0Y.dpuf

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My “Aha!” Moment or What made you learn the ways of the Force?

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Nat Oppenheimer

Nat Oppenheimer is an Executive Vice President of Robert Silman Associates, a structural engineering firm with offices in New York City, Washington DC, and Boston. He has extensive experience in the areas of new construction, renovation, historic preservation, and sustainable engineering, and leads much of the firm’s institutional work. Current projects include the new 220,000-square-foot building for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City’s Meatpacking District; the addition to and renovation of the Harvard University Art Museums; and the new Police Academy located on 35 acres in Queens, NY.

Nat serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of The Salvadori Center, a not-for-profit organization that uses the built environment as a motivational tool to teach math and science to at-risk, inner-city students. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York, currently serving as its Treasurer, and is co-author of The Design of Renovations (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997). He is a member of the US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Group.

Nat currently teaches at Princeton University’s Graduate School of Architecture & Engineering and has been a visiting juror at Columbia University, Rice University, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Clarkson University (BS, Civil Engineering) and is a registered Professional Engineer in numerous states. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Resilience in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

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Sukyana (Suki) Paciorek

Sukanya Paciorek (Suki) is Vornado Realty Trust’s Vice-President of Corporate Sustainability. In this role, she oversees Vornado’s energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, including Vornado’s tenant outreach, LEED certification and energy efficiency efforts and the energy procurement for Vornado’s New York portfolio. Between 2009 and 2011, Suki led Vornado’s efforts to LEED certify over 11 million of Vornado’s 18 million square feet of certified space nationwide. Suki was also instrumental in establishing Vornado’s energy efficiency capital fund in 2011. Previously, Suki worked in the natural gas industry, and for the US Department of State. She holds a Masters degree from SIPA in International Energy Management and Policy.

See more at: http://www.sustainableoperationssummit.com/sos-speakers/#sthash.4uOkLKg5.dpuf

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My “Aha!” Moment or What made you learn the ways of the Force?

F.L. Andrew Padian

F.L. Andrew Padian is Vice President for Energy Initiatives for The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a not-for-profit affordable housing mortgage lender, where he is working in Sandy Recovery, the implementation of the Green Financing Initiative (GFI), and training CPC staff and building owners across New York State. He has 30 years of experience in the unique building science of multifamily buildings, and has performed detailed energy analysis on hundreds of buildings across the country. He created the first national model for training and certification of building managers and maintenance staff of multifamily buildings for energy efficiency; over 2000 participants have taken the extensive 1 to 5 day training. Mr. Padian is a frequent contributor to energy and sustainable publications, and has spoken at numerous conferences across the country over the last 30 years (NESEA Building Energy, Affordable Comfort, Apartment World, National Weatherization Conference, National Multifamily Conference to name a few). He lives in NYC, and is involved in many sustainable causes there, including GreenHomeNYC (Board President), the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (Vice Board Chair) and the Clinton Community Garden.

BE NYC 13 Conference Chair
Track Chair – What the Pros Want to Know

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Learning to Look: How Paying Attention Gets Real Results

Thaddeus Pawlowski

Thaddeus Pawlowski is an Urban Designer with the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations

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Neighborhoods: Building back after Sandy

Richard Perez

Richard Perez is a Research Professor at the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where he directs applied research in the fields of solar radiation, and solar energy applications, and daylighting. He holds a Master and a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences (University of Paris and SUNY‐Albany) and an Undergraduate Degree in Electrotechnics (University of Nice, France). His noted contributions to the field of solar energy are: identifying the high value potential of photovoltaic power generation to meet the electrical power demand of large cities in non traditional solar regions such as the northeastern United States, and the development of solar radiation models which have been incorporated in standard solar energy and daylighting calculation practice around the world.

Perez sits on the Advisory Board of the GW Solar Institute at GW University in Washington, DC. He has served multiple terms on the board of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). He has produced over 250 book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and technical reports and holds two US patents on methods of load management using photovoltaics. He has directed research projects and contracts amounting to $6 million, and has received several international awards including a Certificate for Outstanding Research from the USDOE; ASES’ highest award: the Charles Greeley Abbot Award; and the First International Building and Daylight Award from the Velux Foundation in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Next Steps in Renewables: Impact of Increased Penetration

Duncan Prahl

Duncan is Senior Building Performance Specialist, and has more than a decade of experience at IBACOS assisting builders and developers with implementing high performance housing using Building America research results. His research focuses on process-related barriers in most builders’ organizations, with the goal of creating new business process models for builders. Duncan plays a strategic role within Building America and participates in the Building America QA/QC working group. Previously, Duncan was a Partner at Spectrum Design Collaborate, LLC, and a Program Manager for the Energy Crafted Home Program with Northeast Utilities. He is a Registered Architect in New York and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

Track Chair – Small Buildings

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Neighborhoods: Building back after Sandy

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Lyle Rawlings

In 2007 the founder of Advanced Solar Products was called “the founding father of renewable energy legislation in New Jersey,” by New York Times Magazine, and he remains one of the nation’s leading professionals in the field of solar energy.
An engineer with 34 years of experience in renewable energy research, design, policy advocacy, and business, Mr. Rawlings has designed and managed some of the most challenging – and some of the most innovative – PV projects in the country. In 2003 Mr. Rawlings served on Gov. McGreevy’s Renewable Energy Task Force, where he successfully campaigned for the creation of the state’s system of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC’s). In 2009, Rawlings was a winner of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

Lyle Rawlings was also the co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) where he was instrumental in the creation of the New Jersey solar energy program, which today leads the nation in solar energy industry growth. Mr. Rawlings continues to serve as Vice President and remains active in the creation and improvement of solar energy incentives, regulations and legislation in the region.

Mr. Rawlings received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. He holds one U.S. patent in photovoltaic module design and has another patent for an improved module mounting system.

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Resilience and Renewables: The Perfect Marriage
Next Steps in Renewables: Impact of Increased Penetration

Paul Reale

Whether it’s about energy code for buildings, green building operations, lighting regulations, energy auditing, or energy efficient leasing practices, Paul Reale is often found leading the discussion. With strong communications skills and technical depth, he has helped thousands of people see both the big picture and the details of the issues at hand.

As an environmental consultant, Mr. Reale’s clients include Natural Resources Defense Council, Urban Green Council, USGBC Long Island, the American Institute of Architects, Green Light New York, Intelligent Fish, Inc. and Schroff Technologies International. He has a Masters of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a LEED AP.

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Split incentive and split responsibility: Who screws up what?

Brian Riccitelli

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Resilience and Renewables: The Perfect Marriage

Daniel Rieber

Daniel Rieber has 25 years experience working in the field of energy efficiency. For four years Mr. Rieber performed energy audits and was a construction manager, in multi-family buildings for the Weatherization Department of New York City Housing Preservation and Development’s Energy Conservation Division. Currently, Mr. Rieber serves as the Weatherization Director at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC). In that capacity he continues conducting energy audits and construction management for the Weatherization Assistance Program at NMIC. Dan is also an active board member of the Association For Energy Affordability (AEA) for the last 17 years and for the past five years a member of the NYSWDA board of directors. Dan is certified as an EPA Lead Paint Supervisor and has a BA degree from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dan has presented at past ACI conferences, National and Regional WAP conferences, NESEA and at each of the Multifamily Conferences held in NYC and Chicago.

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Steam Heat: Tech Tips for Successful Operation

Lindsay Robbins

Ms. Robbins works in NYSERDA’s New York City office where she manages the NYC multifamily team and the development and implementation of NYSERDA’s multifamily programs in the NYC area. Before coming to NYSERDA, Ms. Robbins worked at New York University’s Office of Strategic Assessment, Planning & Design where she worked on the development of NYU’s Design Standards & Guidelines and NYU’s 25-year real estate expansion plan.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

Paul Rode

Mr. Rode, Senior VP of Engineering and Energy Management at Related Management Company is responsible for overseeing RMC’s existing building energy strategy, sustainability programs, and the implementation of building technologies.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

Sara Ross

Sara founded Sungage following her own experience purchasing solar. After acting as the general contractor for an award-winning deep energy retrofit of her own home, she started a business to help solar contractors meet the needs of residential consumers. Sara holds an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Economics of Solar PV & HW in Today’s Market

Veronika Ruf

Veronika Ruf is a Director of Architecture and Construction for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT. Having led the construction and renovation of various luxury hotels in the US and Mexico, she is now responsible for producing the Architecture and Construction (A&C) Standards for Starwood’s nine brands including Westin, Sheraton, W, Le Méridien, St. Regis, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, Element and Luxury Collection. The A&C Standards are a central initiative within the company’s environmental programs: Starwood’s aggressive goal to reduce energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by the year 2020 for all owned, managed and franchised hotels globally, as well as minimizing emissions, reducing waste, enhancing indoor environmental quality, and addressing supply chain aspects.

Veronika has close to twenty years of multidisciplinary experience within architecture and construction in a wide variety of hospitality, commercial, retail, cultural and multifamily residential projects. A Six Sigma Green Belt, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University, and a Master of Science in Engineering – Construction Management from Northwestern University.

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Servicing, delighting, hosting, and entertaining: And we have to give you sustainability, too?

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Tom Sahagian

Mr. Sahagian is Enterprise Community Partners’ Senior Program Director of Technical Services and has more than 30 years of experience in multifamily energy efficiency. He has designed several cogeneration systems and has wrestled with many of the technical and regulatory obstacles common to such projects. Prior to joining Enterprise he was the founder and Director of the Energy Division at Power Concepts, a consulting engineering firm.

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Cogeneration: A resilience retrofit strategy for multifamily housing (Workshop)

Ken Savelli

Ken Savelli has 25+ years in the field of commercial building engineering and management, and is an OLD SCHOOL mindset individual who employs the newest technologies to achieve his passion of saving energy and water. He is able to use good old fashioned COMMON SENSE to see areas of waste and poor maintenance, then will find a way to operate in a more efficient fashion, continually seeking to improve once savings have been documented. His specialties include Controls Technologies Specialist, Demand Response Innovator, Steam Usage Reduction, Co-generation, and use of Steam Condensate to heat cold areas. Having been at his current building for 15+ years, the facility has achieved the rare distinction of LEED GOLD Status for existing buildings. We are also designated an ENERGY STAR building with a recent score of 84. This was possible due to several unique energy saving strategies incorporated into daily operations.

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Energy Management on the Cheap: How to Start without Cash

Samantha Schoenberger

Ms. Schoenberger studied and worked in architectural engineering for six years before joining those skills with a passion for affordable housing. She has extensive design experience and detailed knowledge of energy-efficiency, project management, and construction details. She spearheaded the development of Enterprise Community Partners “green” capital needs assessments (GCNA), a tool used to assist building owners and managers to plan for long-term capital spending for both energy-related and non-energy-related building upgrades. Ms. Schoenberger has developed several training sessions that provide building superintendents and management staff with the information they need to run their buildings more energy-efficiently and effectively, and developed an interactive resident engagement program to promote efficient tenant behavior. Ms. Schoenberger is the Facilities Manager for Seven multi-family senior residential properties, with Selfhelp Community Services, with a personal focus on energy and operational efficiency.

Track Chair – Multifamily

Scott Schultz

Scott Schultz is the Business Development Director for Advanced Solar Products; a solar energy design company based in New Jersey, and has been involved in the solar industry for over ten years. His environmental roots go back to 1972 as a co-founder for Long Island’s “Save our Bays” which was instrumental in building the first Tertiary Water Treatment Plant in NY State.

Trained by the Center for Sustainable Energy in New York, Scott has been designing and installing Solar PV Systems in the New York and New Jersey area for the past 12 years. He is an active member of US Green Building Council (USGBC), Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES), plus many more, and was the former Policy Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA).

Track Chair – Renewables and Resilience

Rachel Seraspe

Rachel Seraspe is the Program Manager for Con Edison’s Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) Program which helps small businesses achieve energy and financial savings by providing incentives for high-efficiency lighting, HVAC and refrigeration measures. In addition, she has conducted ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy audits for hospitals, commercial, institutional and residential facilities. Rachel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Drexel University. She is a licensed professional engineer.

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Benchmarking Small Buildings: The Little Guys Matter!

Jeremy Shannon

Jeremy R. M. Shannon, AIA, is the Principal Architect at Prospect Architecture, PC and the Vice President of Prospect Development and Construction, LTD. He is certified as a Passive House Consultant, AIA Member, LEED Accredited Professional, BPI Certified Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist, Heating Professional and Multifamily Specialist. Mr. Shannon is also an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design. He is the Vice President and a founding board member of the National Passive House Alliance and is also a member of LEED for Homes NYC Evaluation Committee, LEED for Homes Advisory Committe, Urban Green, NYSERDA Mixed Use Buildings Advisory Committee, and the NYC Department of Buildings on Environmental Policy Issues.

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Under the Local Law 84 Radar: Zipping up Exposed Small Buildings

Nicole Sherwood

Ms. Sherwood is responsible for asset/project management of multi-family and commercial properties acquired by Jonathan Rose Companies’ Investment Practice Group. Her responsibilities include stabilizing new developments, repositioning properties with high vacancy and deferred maintenance, setting operational strategies, leasing, marketing, valuation, underwriting and management of capital programs. She brings experience in acquisition underwriting and development of mixed-income, mixed-use projects to her asset management work. Committed to environmentally responsible development and urbanism, Ms. Sherwood is LEED Accredited and frequently speaks about environmentally more responsible building operations and maintenance. Ms. Sherwood also is the Executive Director of The Rose Urban Green Fund, Jonathan Rose Companies’ New Market Tax Credit Community Development Entity.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Sherwood worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and then as a Business Manager in Fannie Mae’s Credit Portfolio Strategies Group. Ms. Sherwood holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Harvard College.

Track Chair – Commercial/Institutional

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Split incentive and split responsibility: Who screws up what?
My “Aha!” Moment or What made you learn the ways of the Force?

John Skipper

John Skipper has management responsibility for Con Edison’s small business, multifamily and residential energy efficiency programs. These programs help our customers make their residences and businesses greener and more efficient. John has over twenty-five years of experience at Con Edison. His prior assignments with the company included staff attorney in the legal department and general manager, Customer Operations. John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and a member of Board of Managers of the Harlem YMCA. John received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

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Real Financing, Real Quick (Financing for People with Short Attention Spans)

Z Smith

Z Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for the past ten years. He has served as a Project Architect for carbon neutral, net-zero energy and net-zero water use buildings, and taught sustainable design courses at universities in the U.S. and Canada.

With training and experience in the fields of architecture, physics, information technology, and renewable energy, Smith now serves as our studio’s Director of Sustainability & Building Performance. He integrates his broad range of skills in service of lowering the environmental footprint of each of our buildings, while continuing to help us deliver projects on time and on budget. He brings an approach of scientific rigor to green design in our studio’s wide array of community, educational, and institutional projects, and brings tremendous added value to our Clients through the reduction of energy consumption, and subsequently the reduction of energy bills.

In addition to his Directorial role within our practice, Z is also a frequent public speaker on sustainable design issues, a member of the USGBC Louisiana Board of Directors, and an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Architecture.

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Servicing, delighting, hosting, and entertaining: And we have to give you sustainability, too?

Michael Sturmer

Michael Sturmer is a partner with Lemle & Wolff, Inc., a New York City real estate development, construction and management firm that specializes in affordable housing. He oversees the firm’s planning, development and construction activities.

Mr. Sturmer has over twenty years’ experience working in the fields of low income housing development, public housing redevelopment, community development and tenant advocacy. He holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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Real Building, Real Results, No BS

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Mary Tchamkina

Mary Tchamkina is a project manager at Enterprise Community Partners where she works on greening NYC’s affordable housing portfolios, focusing on energy and water usage analysis, operations and maintenance, and organizational capacity building. Prior to joining Enterprise, Mary was an energy auditor for the Weatherization Assistance Program in a community development organization in Brooklyn. She has also worked on a wide range of environmental education engagements, from putting together trainings for superintendents to producing large environmentally themed events for the general public, like NYC the Future Metropolis: Water in New York. As a GreenHomeNYC volunteer, Mary helps career transitioners sharpen their job-hunting skills so they can break into the green jobs market. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.”

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Water, Water, Water…Everywhere

Tom Thompson

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the renewable and conventional energy industries. He has held senior management positions in the private sector, as a regulator, in the utility industry, as a manufacturer and in the not-for-profit arena. In addition to residential and commercial solar system experience, Tom has developed landmark, building-integrated PV projects and the first fuel cell/cogeneration system in a Manhattan high rise. As Executive Director of NESEA, Tom led the effort to create the Greenfield Energy Park – one of our country’s first and only renewably powered public parks. While at the NYS Department of Public Service (PSC), Tom spearheaded the creation of the nations’ largest, ratepayer funded low-income weatherization program. NYSERDA continues to operate the program today. Tom served as President of the NY Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) from 2006 – 2009, currently serves as a Board Member/Policy Director for the New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES). In 2013, Tom was elected to the Board of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) where he serves as Chairman.

Track Chair – Renewables and Resilience

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Vanessa Ulmer

Vanessa Ulmer is a project manager with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), based in New York City. Her focus is promoting energy efficiency through NYSERDA’s Commercial/Industrial incentive programs. She supports NYSERDA’s FlexTech Program, which provides NYS commercial, industrial, institutional, government, and not-for-profit sectors with objective analysis to help customers make informed energy decisions. Vanessa holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

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Measuring So You Can Manage

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Sam Weisenberg

Sam Weisenberg is a Heating Specialist at Bright Power, troubleshooting, optimizing and designing stream and hot water heating systems for our clients. He is an Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Building Commissioning Professional. Sam is also a Building Institute Certified Multifamily Building Analyst.

Bright Power provides practical energy management and solar energy solutions that save building owners energy, money and time. We focus on multifamily residential buildings, enabling them to reduce waste, improve cash flow, achieve energy law compliance and make building occupants more comfortable. Clients include building owners, management companies, developers, contractors, architects, governments and utility companies.

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Steam Heat: Tech Tips for Successful Operation

Steven Winter

Steven Winter, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is Founder and President of Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Mr. Winter has been at the forefront of the U.S. sustainable/green building movement since its beginnings. Under his guidance, SWA’s professionals have developed a range of client services in energy, sustainability, and other disciplines that have helped to improve the built environment since 1972. SWA has consulted on hundreds of building and community-scale projects, including a handful of landmark projects across the nation. The firm has also evolved into a widely-respected and sought-after building science team, and has led numerous research and development projects for government agencies, utilities, nonprofits and the private sector.

As Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Winter led the organization as its membership and influence skyrocketed with the launching of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and Greenbuild.

Mr. Winter provides strategic planning for SWA research and consulting projects, in addition to managing the firm’s operations. He has served in several industry leadership positions, including as Co-Chair of LEED’s residential initiative and then as Chair of the LEED® for Homes™ Committee; he also served as an active member of the LEED Steering Committee. His personal expertise revolves around program management, green systems and products, energy efficient housing, and the U.S. housing industry.

Mr. Winter’s commitment to sharing industry best practices and building science innovation is also exemplified in his teaching at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute and his frequent contributions to industry publications. He earned the Evergreen Awards Perspective in 2009 and was named a “Hero of the Planet” by Builder Magazine in December 2002 for his contributions to sustainable building in the U.S.

Track Chair – Commercial/Institutional

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Servicing, delighting, hosting, and entertaining: And we have to give you sustainability, too?

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Basilia Yao

Basilia Yao is the Chief Operating Officer of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations, which implements the Build it Back program, New York City’s program to assist homeowners, landlords, and tenants in the five boroughs whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. NYC Build It Back provides several pathways to help affected residents return to permanent, sustainable housing. Basilia previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency. Prior to this role she held various roles at General Electric, most recently as Marketing Leader for GE Transportation and worked at Lehman Brothers’ Public Finance Division and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in Los Angeles. Basilia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in City Planning from MIT.

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Resilience in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

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Mark Zimet

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Cogeneration: A resilience retrofit strategy for multifamily housing (Workshop)

Mark Zuluaga

Marc Zuluaga is VP and Director of SWA’s Multifamily Energy Services where he has worked for the last 12 years. Mr. Zuluaga has directed energy audits on over 20 million square feet of existing buildings and leads a team that has served as a trusted partner to many of the largest multifamily owners and managers in the region; helping them to identify and execute projects that reduce operating costs, improve comfort, and enhance the resident experience. Mr. Zuluaga was the project manager for the recently completed Deutsche Bank / Living Cities Energy Efficiency Data Report Project. The primary goal of the project was to measure the actual energy savings of 100+ retrofit projects in order to develop the data necessary for underwriters to rationally lend against projected energy savings. He is a technical advisor to the Mayor’s Office for Sustainability and Long Term Planning on the analysis of LL84 benchmarking data across NYC, was an active member of the (post Superstorm Sandy) Mayor’s Building Resiliency Task force, and served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force that was convened in 2010 to recommend green changes to the laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York.

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Measuring, So You Can Manage

Exhibitors

475 helps make resilient buildings, optimized for the highest levels of sustainable and affordable comfort. 475 supplies airtightness by Pro Clima, space ventilation by Lunos, and daylight/skylights by Lamilux. 475 is leading the US transformation to high-performance, low-energy building.
Advanced Solar Products (ASP) – The premier installer of solar power systems in the region. ASP’s experienced engineering team has designed and installed solar photovoltaic, battery backup and co-generation systems. ASP’s portfolio includes schools, municipalities, commercial buildings, and major utilities.
For 110 Years Andersen Windows has been committed to providing the most energy efficient and best performing windows on the market. Our complete line of windows and doors not only provide industry leading performance and durability, but also offer an expansive selection of design options to fit virtually any project.
Best Energy Power (BEP) has the biggest market share (22%) in NYC in solar PV installations.
BEP is known for high quality using only tier one component and price competitive
BEP can demonstrate excellent ROI together with long term sustainability.
Bright Power provides practical energy management solutions to building owners. We focus on multifamily residential buildings, enabling them to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste, improve cash flow, achieve energy law compliance and make building occupants more comfortable.
For more than 180 years, Consolidated Edison, Inc. has served the world’s most dynamic and demanding marketplace – metropolitan New York.

Con Edison’s principal business segments are Consolidated Edison Company of New York’s regulated electric, gas and steam utility activities, Orange & Rockland Utilities’ (O&R)regulated electric and gas utility activities, and Con Edison’s competitive energy businesses.

Con Edison of New York provides electric service to approximately 3.3 million customers and gas service to approximately 1.1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. The company also provides steam service in parts of Manhattan. O&R provides electric service to 301,000 customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania and gas service to 130,000 customers in southeastern New York and adjacent areas of eastern Pennsylvania.

Con Edison’s competitive energy businesses participate in segments of the electricity industry that are less comprehensively regulated than our regulated businesses. These segments include the operation of electric generation facilities, trading of electricity and fuel, sales of electricity to wholesale and retail customers, and sales of certain energy-related goods and services.

Delta Breez Bathroom Ventilation Fans are ENERGY STAR®-qualified, quiet, and energy-efficient. Powered by DC brushless motor technology to provide a quieter solution with energy savings up to 85% compared to similar AC motor products. Perfectly quiet, perfectly green.
Columbia University’s M.S. in Sustainability Management equips sustainability practitioners with the skills to create a sustainable economy, society and environment. This program provides training for full-time and part-time students furthering their careers as sustainability professionals or transitioning into a sustainability field.
Enovative is a research and product development company dedicated to improving hot water distribution in residentail and commercial plumbing systems. Enovative’s line of demand controlled pump systems save water, energy and provide convenience in your everyday hot water experience.
Falcon Energy Consultants offers full service mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) inspections, troubleshooting, assessments, energy audits, design & specifications, construction administration, building startup and commissioning, and real-time monitoring and verification services. Falcon is fully staffed with licensed Professional Engineers and Architects with many years of experience in residential, commercial, and institutional facilities.
Huber Engineered Woods manufactures innovative, high-performance engineered flooring and sheathing panels. ZIP System panels contain integrated built-in protective barriers, eliminating housewrap/felt and providing continuous moisture and air barriers. AdvanTech Subflooring provides superior strength and moisture resistance under the toughest conditions.
Intus Windows manufactures super energy-efficient windows, doors, and curtain walls, many of which are Passive House Certified, to fit any commercial, residential or industrial application where superior energy performance is a requirement.
For the past 30 years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating has enhanced people’s lives by improving comfort, conserving energy, and promoting environmental sustainability. As a leading marketer of intelligent and efficient air-conditioning and heating systems for new construction or renovation, our product lines include CITY MULTI Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning systems and Mr. Slim Split-ductless A/C and Heat Pumps.
National Grid is one of the world’s largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, reliably and efficiently. In the United States, National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. For more information, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
PROSOCO, Inc. is a family-owned company celebrating 75 years of service to our customers. Up until 2005, we were known as the leaders in cleaning and preserving high-value masonry and stone — with exceptional headquarters and field support to architects and contractors. We now are recognized as building envelope technology leaders because of our success with fluid-applied flashing and air- and water barrier coatings. These systems are allowing projects to meet the strictest air tightness and waterproofing standards with ease of application and consistent, cost-effective, high-performance results.
Speed Wire provides quick, efficient, cost effective deployment services in areas such as Broadband, Security, IT, Connected Home, Smart Energy, Kiosks, and Enterprise Solutions. Serving clients nationwide with highly professional and experienced field resources, Speed Wire makes every project a success.
Tremco Barrier Solutions provides barrier membranes and systems that manage the transmission/movement of liquids, gases and heat through the building envelope. Tremco is North Americas #1 supplier of new residential waterproofing products, including TUFF-N-DRI® & WATCHDOG® Waterproofing & Enviro-Dri™ Weather-Resistant Barrier.
Vantem Panels, America’s leading SIP manufacturer has been delivering the highest quality SIPs throughout the world since 1981 with R-values ranging from R15 to R50. You can reach NZE with Vantem Panels today.
Zehnder specializes in high-performance ventilation solutions to promote comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient indoor living. As an important component of an energy-efficient home or multi-family building, Zehnder’s heat recovery ventilation systems typically recover over 90% of the room temperature and ensure fresh filtered air for the inhabitants year-round.

Chairs

A word from F.L. Andrew Padian, BE NYC 13 Conference Chair

BuildingEnergy NYC 2013 – Sustainable, Resilient, and Profitable

On October 16th 2013, two prominent sustainability groups with over 50 years of professional experience come together to present a one-day conference highlighting the most forward thinkers in the NYC building industry. Building Energy NYC – Sustainable, Resilient, and Profitable highlights the bottom line for owners of multifamily, commercial, institutional, and even the small building sector: owners understand the need for sustainability and resilience, but all housed within the realm of cash flow.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and GreenHomeNYC (GHNYC), sister organizations in sustainability for audiences ranging from experienced building practitioners and NYC building owners to those that want to make a difference in their properties and practices but need a gentle shove to get going.

In two months, 50 acclaimed professionals in the field put together 24 sessions that will make you a better building practitioner. Tracks include Multifamily, Commercial and Institutional, Small Buildings, Renewables, Building Systems, and “What the Pros Wanna Know”. Each track highlights financing mechanisms, resilience, and profitability, while explaining the best technologies and practices for sustainability in buildings. As the nation’s most energy efficient City in per capita consumption, we know that most of our energy use comes from our buildings, and making them better is great for our businesses, our City, and the overall economy.

BE NYC’s sponsors include a cornucopia of the business world: Utilities like Con Edison and National Grid; Government organizations like the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Community Development Banks like the Community Preservation Corporation; national environmental organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council, and respected law firms like Nixon-Peabody.

Building Energy NYC (BE NYC or “be-nice”) grew out of a small multifamily conference last year that attracted almost 200 professionals on a Saturday afternoon; this year, we expect over 500 attendees at the Marriot Marquis will attend this 24-session one day roadmap for owners of all types of buildings to learn the best ideas from practitioners who have succeeded in making buildings efficient, resilient, and more profitable. NESEA has a nearly 40 year history in the northeast of providing the best quality information in the country on best building practices for sustainability. GHNYC is a leading voice in NYC for the best information to green your buildings, and has sponsored over 100 monthly forums geared to the public in this realm in the last 10+ years, while providing real training and job hunting skills to those trying to transition into a sustainable career.

NESEA, GreenHomeNYC, and all of our sponsors urge you to join us on October 16th at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square to transition your career as a building professional to one of more profit for your buildings and the City through sustainability and resilience.

F.L. Andrew Padian is Vice President for Energy Initiatives for The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a not-for-profit affordable housing mortgage lender. There, he is working in the implementation of the Green Loan Program, working with CPC staff and building owners across New York State. He has 30 years of experience in building science and has performed detailed energy analysis on hundreds of buildings across the country. He lives in NYC and is involved in many sustainable causes there, including GreenHomeNYC, the Clinton Community Garden and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. He served as the Conference Chair of NESEA’s 2008 BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston and was Vice Chair of the 2009 Conference. In 2010, he received NESEA’s Distinguished Service Award, which has been awarded to only 12 people in the last 35 years.

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