Addressing climate change means addressing the energy used in buildings. Two-thirds of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions come from this sector, and the city needed reliable data to create effective policy to reduce emissions and track progress. Enter benchmarking.
Large and midsize buildings are responsible for over half of NYC’s building emissions, or 34 percent of the citywide total. Urban Green Council’s latest research, New York City’s 2020 Energy and Water Use Report, evaluates the energy used by NYC’s large buildings and whether they’re on track to meet the city’s climate goals. Hear from experts about our findings and participate in the discussion through our Q&A.
Published January 26, 2021
Chief Executive Officer
John joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation having done business in 53 countries. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business and also served as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council and a former board chair of Urban Green. He is co-author of the book Food Foolish and has published about sustainability in Harvard Business Review.
Senior Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
MacWhinney has over fifteen years of experience in Climate Change Mitigation. He is a key architect of NYC’s Local Law 97, which caps GHG emissions in large buildings, and has expertise in Climate Policy Development, Data Science, Building Energy Efficiency, Climate Action Planning, Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Carbon Offset Project Verification, and Carbon Markets. He is a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) & LEED GA.
Associate Director of Research, Urban Green Council
Sean is a mechanical engineer dedicated to finding innovative energy solutions in buildings and stopping climate change. He is currently a Senior Associate at the Cadmus Group, and a graduate of Stanford University.
Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Carrier
Milmoe is a senior global communications, strategic marketing and social impact leader with thirty years’ experience strengthening corporate reputation and brand equity during periods of significant change and transformation. She specializes in corporate social responsibility and ESG.