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Episode 9: Embracing Net Zero

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Julie Hirigoyen

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live! Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

On May 6, we are excited to welcome Julie Hirigoyen, CEO of UKGBC. During this episode, Julie and John will discuss the concept of net zero, common strategies and how net zero relates to social value.


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Julie Hirigoyen
CEO, UKGBC

As Chief Executive of UKGBC, Julie is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators and wider stakeholders in an effective and collaborative way. Julie was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL, having come into JLL as a result of an acquisition. JLL acquired Upstream, a leading sustainability consultancy which Julie was co-founder and Joint MD of, in 2007. Having led the Upstream team through the integration into JLL, Julie oversaw further development of cutting-edge sustainability services to property investors and occupiers across the UK and EMEA Julie sits on the Green Construction Board, the Igloo Footprint Advisory Board, Grimshaw’s Stewardship Group and the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel. Julie is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner, and previously chaired the British Property Federation’s Sustainability Committee for two years.

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John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck 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, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Episode 8: Rebooting Federal Energy Efficiency Policy

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Steve Nadel

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live! Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

On March 23, we are excited to welcome Steve Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE. In this episode, Steve and John will discuss the future of federal policy for building retrofits and energy efficiency, and how these items will be affected by political shifts in Washington, D.C.

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Steve Nadel
Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Steven Nadel joined ACEEE in 1989 and has served as Executive Director since 2001. Before his promotion, he served as Deputy Director and Director of ACEEE’s Utilities and Buildings programs. Before ACEEE, Steve worked for Massachusetts’ largest electric utility, largest environmental group and with an inner-city housing organization in Connecticut. He has worked in the energy efficiency field for more than 40 years and has been published over 200 times. His current research interests include energy and climate change policy; strategies to decarbonize the buildings, transportation and industrial sectors; utility-sector energy efficiency programs and policies; and appliance and equipment efficiency standards. Steve earned an MS in energy management from the New York Institute of Technology and an MA in environmental studies and a BA in government from Wesleyan University.

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John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck 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, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Episode 7: What's Next for Efficiency and Renewables

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Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live. Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

On February 2, Acting President and CEO of NYSERDA Doreen Harris will join John to discuss the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the future of energy efficiency and their latest view on the pipeline of renewables for NYC. Learn how these issues factor into Local Law 97 and ask your questions to get ahead of the curve!

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Doreen Harris
Acting President and CEO, NYSERDA

Doreen M. Harris was appointed acting president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on June 23, 2020. Harris has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and engineering companies for more than 20 years. During her 10 years of public service, she has held executive, technical, and policy positions at NYSERDA, most recently as the Vice President of Large-Scale Renewables. While at NYSERDA, she has overseen the State’s nation-leading advancement of renewable resources under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and Clean Energy Standard. Harris also spearheaded the strategic development of New York’s offshore wind resource, including the execution of the State’s offshore wind master plan. She was also instrumental in advancing and implementing the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, which will modernize the siting of large-scale renewable energy projects across New York. Before embarking on a career in public service, Harris spent more than a decade in the energy sector, serving in management and engineering roles.

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John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck 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, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Episode 6: Balancing Health and Energy During COVID-19

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Joseph Allen

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live. Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

We’re excited to welcome back Dr. Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a co-author of “Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity.” Dr. Allen and John will dive deeper into the important conversation about the false choice between health and energy as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer audience questions.

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Dr. Joseph Allen
Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, with John Macomber at Harvard Business School. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He works with Fortune 500 companies on implementing Healthy Building strategies in their global portfolios and presents internationally on the topic of Healthy Buildings. His work has been featured widely in the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Financial Times, USA Today, NPR, The Washington Post, Fortune, New York Times, and Harvard Business Review, Dr. Allen is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and the journal Indoor Air.

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John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck 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, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Episode 4: Hydro’s Potential in a Zero Carbon Future

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Sophie Brochu

Join us for the next installment of Urban Green Live! Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck. This live, virtual interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

We’re excited to welcome Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, to the program. In this episode, John and Sophie will discuss how hydropower can reduce New York City’s carbon emissions. They’ll explore questions about the benefits and opportunities of tapping Québec’s hydro for low-carbon power, the scope of infrastructure needed to maintain continuous power generation, and impact on local communities.

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Sophie Brochu
President and CEO, Hydro Québec

Sophie Brochu took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec in April 2020. Brochu has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector. She began her career in 1987 as a financial analyst with Société québécoise d’initiatives pétrolières, a Québec government corporation responsible for developing the natural gas network in the province. In 1997, she joined Énergir as Vice President, Business Development, and subsequently went on to head other departments. In 2007, she became Énergir’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a position she held until the end of 2019. Under her guidance, the Québec natural gas distributor added renewable natural gas to its supply portfolio and became an important player in the wind and solar energy spaces, in both Canada and the U.S.

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John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck 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, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

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