The Emerging Professionals' March Monthly Education Forum will discuss the Solar Sandy Project, a joint effort by Solar One, SolarCity, and Consolidated Solar to bring 10 kW mobile solar generators to areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Starting with a phone call and Facebook post, the Solar Sandy Project snowballed into a major effort that provided solar-powered electricity to community gathering places and relief centers without power. With these solar-powered generators, survivors and relief workers charged cell phones, powered lights, ran laptops, and even hosted a 500-person Thanksgiving dinner. Over the course of 44 days, the Solar Sandy Project used 10 generators to supply solar-powered electricity to 17 sites in the Rockaways, Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Long Island. Join us to learn about how the project came about, how it grew, and why it was a success.
Sara Jayanthi, Solar One
Sara Jayanthi leads the Energy Connections program at Solar One. She educates and provides assistance to New York City’s homeowners, business owners, and the general public on energy efficiency and renewable resources using education forums, outreach, and one-on-one consulting. She is also the co-founder of Clean Energy Connections, an initiative in collaboration with NYC ACRE at NYU-Poly to foster discussion and engagement of NYC’s cleantech sector. Prior to her work at Solar One, Sara spent three years as a Project Administrator at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) in the Renewable Energy Generation Division. At the MassCEC, she administered grant programs to spark the development of renewable energy technologies, green schools, and green affordable housing in the state. She also helped launch the Massachusetts Commonwealth Wind program. Sara has a BA in Environmental Science from Connecticut College, where she was a fellow at the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment. She is a lead organizer for the New York City Cleanweb Hackathon and a Board Member of the New York Association for Energy Economics.
As always, networking will continue at our *mandatory* extended happy hour(s) at Legends Bar across the street!
Please contact the EP Co-Chairs, Lee & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118 [map]
GBCI CE Hours (LEED CMP Credits) - Approved for 1 CE Hour
AIA/CES Credits - Approved for 1 HSW/LU Hour
The Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.
This event is free (registration is still required!) for Urban Green Council Members, but there is a $5 admission fee for non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.
IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:
Due to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, you must register for this event. We cannot accept walk-ins.
Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.