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Episode 13: New York's Bold 2022 Climate Agenda

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Urban Green Live: Episode 13

New York Governor Kathy Hochul just proposed a bold 2022 climate agenda in her State of the State message. The measures she put forth include a code requiring zero onsite carbon in all new buildings, a new building electrification fund, doubling energy storage by 2030, achieving 2 million climate-friendly homes by 2030, investing $500 million to support offshore wind power, and much more. Join Urban Green Live for a deep dive into this groundbreaking agenda with NYSERDA's President and CEO Doreen Harris and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development Janet Joseph.

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Doreen Harris
President and CEO, NYSERDA

Doreen M. Harris was appointed president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on April 7, 2021. Prior to becoming president, Ms. Harris served as acting president and CEO since June 2020. Ms. Harris has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and engineering companies for more than 20 years. During her tenure at NYSERDA, she has held executive, technical, and policy positions, including Vice President of Large-Scale Renewables. Ms. Harris has overseen the State’s nation-leading advancement of renewable resources under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and Clean Energy Standard. Ms. Harris has 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.

Janet Joseph
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development, NYSERDA

Janet Joseph leads NYSERDA’s work in building decarbonization, advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock. Ms. Joseph has been working on clean energy and climate change for more than three decades. She has held technical, policy and leadership positions at NYSERDA, where she has spearheaded initiatives in green buildings, solar and renewable power, cleantech incubators, energy storage, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Janet was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory and a consultant for Booz-Allen and Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Ms. Joseph serves on the Boards of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Urban Green, , and the Urban Futures Lab. Janet received the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration, and was voted as one of the top ten Clean Tech leaders in New York.

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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 12: Tackling Food Waste

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Dana Gunders

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck. This live interview series features industry experts who share their insights and answer your questions about a low-carbon future.

On November 18, John will chat with Dana Gunders, an expert on food systems and one of the first people to raise the alarm about how much food goes unsold or uneaten across the country. They'll discuss food waste and its subsequent impacts on food security, the environment and the economy.

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Dana Gunders
Executive Director, ReFED

Dana Gunders is Executive Director of ReFED, a national nonprofit working to reduce food loss and waste by advancing data-driven solutions. Prior to her role at ReFED, Dana served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she authored the landmark Wastedreport about food waste and testified before Congress on the topic. She also launched the "Save The Food'' campaign with the Ad Council and wrote the popular Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook to provide consumers with easy-to-use strategies to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste in their homes. Dana has made a number of appearances in the media – including on PBS "NewsHour," "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver, CNBC, and FOX News – and was called “the woman who helped start the waste-free movement” by Consumer Reports.

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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 11: Back to School

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Jeremy Shannon

This event has been postponed from September 14 to November 10. For more information, email programs@urbangreencouncil.org.

Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live, hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck. This live interview series features industry experts who share their insights and answer your questions about a low-carbon future. 

Tune in to hear John’s conversation with Jeremy Shannon, Director of Sustainable Design and Resiliency at NYC School Construction Authority. They’ll expand on innovative school sustainability strategies and the SCA's progress in shifting schools away from fossil fuels.


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Jeremy Shannon
Director, Sustainable Design and Resiliency, NYC School Construction Authority

Jeremy Shannon is a Registered Architect and Director of Sustainable Design and Resiliency for the NYC School Construction Authority, the public agency that designs and builds all of NYC’s new public schools and oversees capital improvements of the more than fifteen hundred existing public schools. He is a founding member and serves on the Board of NY Passive House and is devoted to expanding the implementation of low energy intensity building construction and all things sustainable. Prior to working in the public sector, Jeremy ran a design-build firm specializing in Passive House buildings and design-built more than a dozen projects to Passive House International Standards.

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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 10: What's Next for Sustainable Buildings in NYC?

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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 global and local experts to answer your questions about our low carbon future.  

On July 14, we are excited to welcome Ben Furnas, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability. During this episode, Ben and John will discuss New York City’s policy direction for carbon reduction in buildings. Learn the very latest about NYC's plans to lower emissions on this episode!

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Ben Furnas
Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Sustainability

During his time in city government, Furnas has been pivotal in bringing major climate and transportation initiatives to life. He played instrumental roles in Vision Zero, OneNYC, the 80x50 Action Plan, the city’s sweeping measures to improve building energy efficiency culminating with the Climate Mobilization Act, the electrification of the city fleet and the expansion of the city’s bus lanes and bike network. Furnas began his tenure in the Mayor’s Office in 2014, working for First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris as a Special Advisor for Sustainability and Infrastructure, and then serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy and Planning. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Furnas served as a senior policy associate for then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, focusing on budget, land use, street safety, transportation, health care, immigration and labor issues. He began his career in Washington, D.C. at the Center for American Progress.

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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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