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2014 Board Elections



If can't join us at our Holiday Member Reception to vote for new Board members, you can vote online! ᅠYou may vote up or down on the slate. ᅠVoting is open through December 31 to members only. ᅠPlease register below to receive the link to vote.

SLATE

The following current board members are nominated for an additional term:

Jeff Brodsky, Related Management, President
Candace Damon, HR&A Advisors, Partner
Scott Frank, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Partner
John Mandyck, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, Chief Sustainability Officer

The following individuals are nominated to join the board:

Sukanya Paciorek, Vornado, Senior Vice President for Sustainability
Suki is Senior Vice President for Sustainability at Vornado, responsible for sustainability across the company. She is an expert on improving energy efficiency in exisiting buildings and ally on policy initiatives. ᅠAdditionally, Suki has been extremely active with Urban Green for years, including co-chairing one of the Building Resiliency Task Force Committees.ᅠ



Eric Rudin, Rudin Management, President and Vice Chairman
Eric serves as President and Vice Chairman of Rudin Management Company, Inc. He also serves on the Times Square Alliance board and as a Trustee of the Central Park Conservancy.

Taking Action After Sandy

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

ThirteenᅠBuilding Resiliency Task Force proposals have now been enacted into law by the New York City Council. These laws safeguard buildings and their energy and water supplies, while removing barriers to resiliency.

Residential buildings will now be required to install emergency fixtures to ensure drinking water during power outages, as well as post emergency planning information. Building owners will have to raise critical equipment above the flood line, including tanks, vents, and fire protection systems. But they will have more flexibility in doing so, including raising telecommunications cabling and using larger fuel tanks above the flood line so backup generators can run longer. Other proposals provide for better sanitation by ensuring toilets will flush during power outages and preventing sewage from backflowing into buildings.

Join us for a presentation featuring real-world practitioners and Task Force members to learn how owners can comply with the new resiliency legislation and how it will affect buildings, their tenants, and you.

WELCOME

Russell Unger | Executive Director, Urban Green Council

As Executive Director, Russell has established Urban Green Council as a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws, while serving as Legislative Counsel for three City Council committees. As the former Assistant Director in the New York City Mayor's Office of Contract Services, Special Counsel for Environmental Procurement; and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to then-Speaker Miller of the New York City Council, his unique approaches to problem-solving established him as an industry leader on programs and lasting policy. Russell served as the Chair of the Building Resiliency Task Force.

MODERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

John D?Angelo | Vice President of Engineering and Facilities Operations,ᅠNewYork-Presbyterian

As the Vice President of Engineering and Facilities Operations at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, John is responsible for maintaining safe and compliant facilities and infrastructure across all campuses. He also oversees business operations, energy policies, strategic engineering planning, and regulatory compliance. He plays an integral role in the implementation of the 8-Year Capital Plan, and offers over 25 years of experience in capital improvement management, facility design and construction, facility and campus master planning, operations and maintenance, and environmental and policy development.

SPEAKERS

Arthur Klockᅠ|Director of Trade Education,ᅠPlumbers Local Union Number 1

A trade instructor for over 25 years, Arthur serves as the Director of Trade Education for the largest local union of plumbers in the United States. Certification programs under Artie's supervision includeᅠN.F.P.A. Medical Gas Installer Certification, New York State Department of Health Backflow Prevention Certification, and O.S.H.A. safety training.ᅠPrior to his work at Plumbers Local Union Number 1 Trade Education, Artie served as a Senior Project Manager for ten years at George Breslaw and Sons, Inc., a plumbing contracting firm located in Manhattan. Artie holds the titles of Certified Instructor of Journeymen and Apprentices, Certified Training Program Coordinator from the United Association and Michigan State University, and a Trade Teaching License from the NYCᅠDepartment of Education.

Angela Pinskyᅠ| Senior Vice President of Management Services and Government Affairs,ᅠReal Estate Board of New York

The Senior Vice President of Management Services and Government Affairs, Angela is responsible for the commercial and residential management division, including building codes and property regulation, at REBNY. She is a leader in the effort to improve communication and procedures between the private sector and city agencies as well as the coordinator of REBNY?s efforts towards a greener New York. Angela previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development during Mayor Bloomberg?s first term.ᅠ

 

 

 

Jon Weiskopf | Senior Mechanical Engineer, Steven Winter Associates

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Steven Winter Associates, Jon is responsible for the Commercial Energy Group, which performs a variety of energy audits, retro-commissioning, fuel conversion and high performance design studies. He also oversees all MEP design work in commercial and multi-family buildings.ᅠWith 8 years of experience in MEP system design, energy auditing, commissioning and retro-commissioning, Jon manages engineering teams to ensure work is properly planned and implemented to achieve client satisfaction and performance objectives.

CONTINUING EDUCATION


 

GBCI:Approved for 1.5ᅠCE Hours
AIA CES:ᅠApproved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours

SCHEDULE

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm ᅠ Registration and Reception
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm ᅠ Panel Discussion

LOCATION

Real Estate Board of New York
Mendik Education Center
570 Lexington Avenue (Lower Level)
New York, NY 10022
[MAP]

Special thanks to REBNY for hosting this event!

 

 

Urban Green Gala 2013

Celebrate the great work of our honorees and re-connect with friends and colleagues at our annual Gala onᅠDecember 9th, 2013.

 

The Gala is Urban Green Council's most important fundraiser, and supports our critical education, advocacy and research initiatives. Please ensure the continuation of our programs, which benefit all New Yorkers, by purchasing a table or tickets today.
 

 

Mark MacCrackenMARK MacCRACKEN
CEO, CALMAC Manufacturing Corp.

Mark M. MacCracken is the CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation, which is the largest manufacturer of Thermal Energy Storage equipment in the world, with over 3,700 installations in 35 countries. In his 30-plus years with the firm, Mark has been involved in all aspects of the company and served as principal investigator on research projects with Oak Ridge National Labs, NASA and National Renewable Energy Research Lab. In his continual support of energy efficiency, he is regularly in contact with the DOE, EPA, EPRI and electric utilities across the country and around the world, and served as Chair of the USGBC National Board of Directors.

Rafael PelliRAFAEL PELLI
Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Rafael Pelli is the founding partner of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects? New York office, established in 2000. Beginning with the design of the Solaire in 2000, a groundbreaking precedent for urban residential green buildings, he has designed a range of large-scale projects with an emphasis on sustainable design. Rafael served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force, is a juror for Urban Green?s EBie Awards for existing buildings, and is a Board Member of the Salvadori Center.

Steven WinterSTEVEN WINTER
Founder and President, Steven Winter Associates

Steven Winter, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is Founder and President of Steven Winter Associates and 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.

Steven is a past Chair of the USGBC Board of Directors, has taught at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute.

GALA SPONSORSHIPS AND TICKETS

CHAIRMAN $25,000 | Premier Table for 10, and most prominent placement in all Gala materials.
$23,250 Tax-deductible
BENEFACTOR $15,000 | Preferred Table for 10, and prominent placement in all Gala materials.
$13,350 Tax-deductible
HOST $10,000 | Select Table for 10, and preferred placement in all Gala promotional materials.
$8,350 Tax-deductible
PATRON $7,500 | Four tickets, and listing in all Gala promotional materials. $6,840 Tax-deductible
SUPPORTER $2,500 | Two tickets, and listing in all Gala promotional materials. $2,170 Tax-deductible
FRIEND $750 | Single ticket. $585 Tax-deductible

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
6 to 10pm |
6pm Cocktails | 7pm Dinner | Business attire

TRIBECA ROOFTOP 360
2 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY[map]

If you have any questions regarding your tickets, please contact us at gala[at]urbangreencouncil.org or 212.514.9385x117

Tail Wags Dog



Tail Wags Dog: Smart Grids and Interactive Building Systems

Urban Green Council is happy to partner with Green Light New York for this important discussion of the interaction between smart grid technology and smart building end-use systems.
The promise of smart grid technology has been touted for many years. Intelligent energy delivery systems that provide real-time data and can respond to both supply and demand pressures will be both more efficient and more resilient, and much work has been done to advance these systems across the globe. More recently, advances have been made in smart end use systems within buildings- a requirement if we are to unlock the full potential of smart grids.
The panel will discuss the current state of these markets, what innovations we can expect in the near future, and describe the energy, financial and security benefits of a fully networked system in which smart technology is deployed from plant to switch.ᅠ


LOCATION
4 World Financial Center
Bank of America Conference Center - Auditorium A

New York, NY 10006


REGISTRATION
For additional details and to register, please visit Green Light New York's registration page.

2013 Career Fair: Table Registration

7TH ANNUAL URBAN GREEN CAREER FAIR

Organized by our Emerging Professionals (EP), the Annual Urban GreenᅠCareer Fair is NYC?s premier recruiting event for companies seeking talented young professionals in sustainable architecture, interior design, engineering, and real estate.ᅠWe encouage companies in these industries and other sustainability-related fields to sign up to host a table below; this is a great opportunity for firms seeking fresh, new talent.ᅠ

Urban Green EP is excited to partner with the Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Program and the Interior Design Program at FIT/SUNY to host this event.

Tables are $150 for Urban Green Sponsors, $250 for non-sponsors, and $50 for non-profits. Check to see if your company is an Urban Green sponsor here.ᅠ

Interested in becoming a
ᅠsponsor? Learn more about sponsor benefitsᅠhere.ᅠ

Time

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ ᅠᅠ

Location

Fashion Institute of Technology
John E. Reeves Great Hall
227 West 27th Street (Enter on 28th Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY

Contact

Questions about the event or hosting a table? Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org.ᅠ




Special thanks to Fashion Institute of Technology for hosting this event.

Hacking Brains



Urban Green Council is happy to partner with Green Light New York ᅠfor a lively discussion of how the fluidity and power of the internet will transform the built environment.

From cleanweb to the quantified self movement, virtual tools are transforming the way we engage in even the most basic activities. ᅠJust walking around town we produce a data set that can be sorted, analyzed, compared and monetized. Through our now ubiquitous smartphones, and the gathering impact of ?big data?, the landscape of almost every sector of the economy has been dramatically altered by the connections, communication and information made available through virtual networks and the software that navigates them.
The real estate industry, despite mutliple actors in this sphere, has been slower than most to embrace the digital transformations seen in other sectors. Will the ?bricks and sticks? market be uniquely resistant to the impact of digital and virtual tools? ᅠOr are we on the cusp of digital tools sweeping through the industry? ᅠOur speakers will discuss the current state of this important market, and how the next generation of virtual tools might help us navigate the landscape of building energy efficiency.
SPEAKERS
More speakers to be announced soon!
John Picard | John Picard & Associates
Zach Gentry | Enlighted
Mike Jackson | First Fuel
Mei Shibata | ThinkEco
SCHEDULE
6:00pm ᅠRegistration and cocktails
6:30pm ᅠOpening Presentation
6:50pm ᅠPanel Discussion
8:00pm ᅠAudience Discussion
8:30pm ᅠClose

CONTINUING EDUCATION

AIA/CES Credits: Approved for 2 HSW/LU hours

LOCATION
55 Broad Street
New York, NY 10005


REGISTRATION
Visit theᅠGreen Light New York
event pageᅠto register!
Urban Green Members should choose "Partner Member" when purchasing tickets.

ᅠGreen Light New York would like to thank Rudin Management for hosting this event.

Building Resiliency Revealed

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5

After several months of collaboration and hard work, Urban Green Council is happy to announce the release of the Building Resiliency Task Force report! In support of this release, Urban Green will be hosting a few educational events, which will detail the recommendations, their impact, and New York City?s next steps.

Building Resiliency Revealed is the premiere event and will include an overview of the Task Force structure and process, as well as the city?s need for resiliency measures. This overview will be followed by a panel discussion by Task Force Members, examining the impact of the proposals. Panelists will also offer reactions to the recommendations from policy, design, and development perspectives.ᅠ

Interested in specific resiliency measures? Don't miss our upcoming Task Force roundtable discussions: Emergency Operating Procedures, Build Your Own "Bathtub", and The New World of Backup Generators.

MODERATOR

Jeff Brodsky | President, Related Management
As President of Related Management, Jeff oversees direct and asset management of a diversified portfolio representing over 40,000 apartment units in 17 states and over 8.0 million square feet of commercial/retail space. He is a member of the Residential Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, and the recipient of its 2006 George M. Brooker Management Executive of the year award.ᅠHe is on the Board of Directors of the National Housing Conference, a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable, and has served as Urban Green Council's chairman since 2010.

SPEAKERS

Fiona Cousins | Principal, Arup
As one of Arup?s Principals, Fiona leads the New York office?s sustainability team, as well as the mechanical engineering team. With extensive experience in both sustainability consulting and mechanical engineering, Fiona?s interest in low-energy design has developed throughout her career. As a result, she is a frequent presenter on low carbon solutions. Fiona is a co-author of the newly released, Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate and served as Chair of Urban Green Council?s Board of Directors from 2007 to 2008. She was also the co-chair of the HVACR, Plumbing & Fire Protection Working Group for the Building Resiliency Task Force.

Robert LiMandri | Commissioner, NYC Buildings Department
As Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, Robert leads nearly 1,100 architects, engineers, inspectors and attorneys in their mission to ensure public safety and facilitate construction at more than 975,000 properties throughout New York City. With 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry, Robert has helped the Department become a worldwide leader in construction safety and digital development. Prior to the joining the Department in 2002, Robert was a Director at RealFoundations, a real estate and construction consulting firm and Vice President at OpsXchange, an e-procurement solution firm.

Angela Pinskyᅠ| Senior Vice President of Management Services and Government Affairs,ᅠReal Estate Board of New York
The Senior Vice President of Management Services and Government Affairs, Angela is responsible for the commercial and residential management division, including building codes and property regulation, at REBNY. She is a leader in the effort to improve communication and procedures between the private sector and city agencies as well as the coordinator of REBNY?s efforts towards a greener New York. Angela previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development during Mayor Bloomberg?s first term.

Cecil Scheib | Director of Advocacy, Urban Green Council
Cecil is Director of Advocacy for Urban Green Council and served as Managing Director of the Building Resiliency Task Force. An engineer with over twenty years sustainability experience, Cecil works with the Mayor's Office and City Council to draft and enact environmental legislation and helped create a Green Building Roadmap for NYC's next mayor. He was previously Director of Energy and Sustainability at New York University, cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in five years. He also founded Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an off-grid community demonstrating innovative sustainable technology and social systems.

Michael Schrieber | Chief Strategic Officer, Cassena Care
Michael is Chief Strategic Officer for Cassena Care, a long-term conglomerate that operates ten skilled nursing facilities in the New York region with over 3,000 beds. ᅠMichael became leader in disaster preparedness in the wake of 2011's Hurricane Irene, when he spearheaded the evacuation and repopulation of two of his facilities. ᅠHe has since become a champion for creating emergency preparedness and response systems at the city, state, and national levels that better address the realities of handling a crisis in the health care realm. ᅠHe sits on the Board of Directors for New York State Health Care Facilities Association, is a member of the American Health Care Association's Disaster Preparedness Committee, and is a national speaker on all-hazards preparedness and response. ᅠ

Russell Unger | Executive Director, Urban Green Council
As Executive Director, Russell has established Urban Green Council as a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws, while serving as Legislative Counsel for three City Council committees. As the former Assistant Director in the New York City Mayor's Office of Contract Services, Special Counsel for Environmental Procurement; and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to then-Speaker Miller of the New York City Council, his unique approaches to problem-solving established him as an industry leader on programs and lasting policy. Russell served as the Chair of the Building Resiliency Task Force, co-managing the enormous effort, with responsibilities that ranged from big-picture messaging to the technical details of the proposals.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

    

GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.5 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved forᅠ1.5 HSW/LU Hour

SCHEDULE
6:00 - 6:30pm Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm Presentation and Panel Discussion

LOCATION
Con Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place - 19th Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10003


Special thanks to Con Edison for hosting this event!

If you are interested inᅠvolunteeringᅠfor this event, please send us anᅠemail.

NYC Trends & Policy: Moving Forward

Join ASHRAE-NY and New York City building professionals from engineering, sustainability and construction management fields to discuss the critical issues facing our urban built environment today. Presentations will cover far-reaching topics such as ASHRAE 90.1-2012 and ASHRAE 62.1, as well as prominent local issues such as NYC Energy Conservation Code compliance, updates on the impacts of the Greener Greater Building Plan, and NYC building stock resilience in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Attend this critical full day event to gain a fresh perspective on NYC Policy & Trends from our expert speakers providing different perspectives on energy code and standard progression to the next level of efficiency, as well as current and future impacts of energy assessment & reporting local laws promulgated through the Greener, Greater Building Plan.

Visit the event page for more information and a schedule of programs.

SPEAKERS

Sergej Mahnovski
Director, Mayor?s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability

Hilary Beber
Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning + Sustainability
Stanley Mumma
Professor Emeritus of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
Cecil Scheib
Director of Advocacy, Urban Green Council
Building Resiliency Task Force
Jenna Tatum
Mayor?s Carbon Challenge Coordinator,ᅠMayor's Office of Long Term Planning + Sustainability

LOCATION
Club 101
101 Park Ave
New York, NY 10168
[MAP]


REGISTRATION

See theᅠevent pageᅠto register.


2013 Board Elections



If you didn't join us at our Winter Member Reception to vote for new Board members, you can vote online! ᅠPlease click the candidate names to see full bios. ᅠYou may vote up or down on the slate. ᅠVoting is open through December 31 to members only. ᅠPlease register below to receive the link to vote.

SLATE
Michael Deane,ᅠVice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction
Bob Fox,Partner, COOKFOX Architects;ᅠPartner, Terrapin Bright Green
Artie Klock, Director of Trade Education, UA Plumbers Local Union No. 1
Nicole McGlinn,Architect/Designer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Drew Neisser, CEO and Founder, Renegade
Jean Savitsky, COO, Energy & Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle

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