Cogeneration: Powering Up for a Sustainable Future

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Cogeneration isn't new. For decades, it’s been used by utilities and industrial facilities to improve power plant efficiency and reduce waste. In the past few years, the technology has been built into or added to commercial office buildings to help reduce utility bills, increase resiliency and even generate revenue.

On August 20, we heard from NYSERDA on the many incentives available in NYC and how to take advantage of them. Now we'll hear from industry experts who have installed numerous cogen plants in high-rise office buildings. Join us to discuss the pros and cons of the technology and review case studies of completed installations, comparing actual operations to initial design intent.

Christopher Cayten
Managing Director, CodeGreen Solutions

With more than 10 years of experience in sustainability and energy management, Chris is currently working with over 200 million square feet of commercial property to improve the sustainability and energy performance at a national level. Cogeneration and solar photovoltaics are among the energy saving projects Chris is working on as Managing Director.

Don Winston, PE
President, Donald J. Winston, PE PC

Don has over 30 years of HVAC experience working as an MEP contractor, commissioning agent, engineer, and entrepreneur. As the former Vice President of Engineering and Sustainability for a major NYC Owner/Developer, Don was responsible for significant environmental innovations. Don is an ASHRAE Fellow, and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Thomas W. Smith
President and CEO, Blue Earth Generator, Inc.

Tom is running Blue Earth Generator, Inc., which is focused on the development, design, financing, construction and operation of distributed generation and cogeneration facilities in North America. Tom has worked in the distributed generation business for over 30 years and has been in senior management with several power development companies throughout his career.


Thornton Tomasetti

51 Madison Avenue (17th Floor)
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