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Are we on track to achieve 80 x 50?
To find out, join Urban Green as we demystify trends in energy, water and emissions from NYC’s largest buildings. After a robust analysis of 6 years of benchmarking and audit data collected under Local Laws 84 and 87, we’ve examined various factors behind the emissions reductions in these buildings; hear from experts about our most remarkable findings, which range from City-led programs and cooling technologies to heating and hot water systems.
Sean Brennan, Research Manager
Urban Green Council
Sean leads Urban Green’s Research team. He is responsible for identifying and executing studies that reveal industry trends and influence building design. He has worked in the energy and utility space for over 10 years and has specialized in building science and analysis. Sean has improved energy efficiency and asset maintenance programs at Pacific Gas & Electric and Sempra utilities in California. He has conducted research with the NRDC and USGBC, managed mechanical design projects with Integral Group and helped sustainability software startup Sefaira build its product and develop a portfolio of architectural and engineering clients.
Bartosz Bonczak, Research Scientist
NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
Bartosz Bonczak is a Research Scientist at NYU CUSP. His research interests focus on building informatics and the analysis of urban topology. As a member of Urban Intelligence Lab, he oversees and performs data-driven analysis for a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from building energy efficiency to retrofit analysis and remote sensing. Over the last two years, he has worked closely with NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability on several projects related to benchmarking policies in New York City, implementing machine learning and statistical techniques to data cleaning and energy efficiency modeling.
Ufei Chan, Energy Data Policy Advisor
Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Ufei Chan is a Policy Advisor for City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. As part of the Green Building and Energy Efficiency team, she oversees implementation of data-related policies and programs outlined in the city’s 80x50 goal. Her work focuses on increasing the effectiveness of the benchmarking and audit laws. She is responsible for launching the Benchmarking Help Center, the outreach and customer service arm of the law. She specializes in policy implementation, program design and delivery and data analytics.
Paul Reale, Director of Building Operations Research
CUNY Building Performance Lab
Paul Reale is Director of Building Operations Research at the CUNY Building Performance Lab, responsible for applied research, field operations and process development for building operations performance. Paul mentors a team of CUNY student interns that apply building re-tuning to municipal buildings, teaches and coaches building operators in techniques his team applies, and he is a master trainer for Urban Green Council's Green Professional (GPRO) and Energy Code training programs. Prior to shifting to the buildings field, Paul was a manager and systems engineer in the telecom field at Bell Laboratories. He holds a master's of mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s of engineering from Pratt Institute, and he is a LEED AP.