Urban Green Live

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.

Episode 5: The Sustainable Future of the MTA

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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 Pat Foye, CEO & Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to the program. In this episode, Pat and John will discuss the reopening plans for the MTA as well as the longer term vision for its reliability and sustainable operations.

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Patrick J. Foye
Chairman & CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The MTA is North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.3 million people across a 5,000-square-mile travel area surrounding New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. Pat oversees critical agency priorities and the agency’s day-to-day management. Under his leadership, Pat led the development and Board approval of the historic 2020-2024 Capital Program. As Chairman, he also guides the MTA’s major initiatives, including agency reform through Transformation, and ensuring major priority projects–such as One Metro New York and Positive Train Control–stay on track.

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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 3: Reducing Carbon Down Under

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Davina Rooney

Join us for Episode 3 of Urban Green Live, hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck. This livestreamed interview series features industry experts from NYC and around the globe to talk about solutions for a zero-carbon future.

We’re excited to welcome Davina Rooney, CEO of Green Building Council of Australia, to Urban Green Live. Rooney and Mandyck will discuss sustainability trends on a global scale, including embodied carbon—the next frontier of the materials space. Rooney will also share critical lessons from her work with WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, where she is partnering with over 16 property groups to achieve operational net zero by 2030.

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Davina Rooney
CEO, Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is Australia’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Rooney has led the GBCA since June 2019 and is a property professional with a broad range of sustainability experience, including working on environmental projects and nonprofit boards. Rooney also has experience with overseas community development work: she spent 8 months working in the Indian Himalayas on the construction of a school that won multiple international awards. Rooney has also received several industry awards including NAWIC NSW Sustainability 2016, PCA 2014 Future Leaders Award, and Sydney University Engineering Young Alumni Award.

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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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