For this presentation, Harris Schaer, NYSERDA, and David Yeskel, HR&A Advisors, will present a general picture of the incentives the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority?s (NYSERDA) offers for the commercial sector.ﾠ They will also cover the residential and industrial sectors and their R&D initiatives.ﾠ In addition, the presenters will provide some background on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Portfolio standards which drive NYSERDA programs, as well as the structure of NYSERDA as an organization and what inputs they consider when design the programs and incentives.
Harris Schaer, Project Manager, NYSERDAﾠ
Harris Schaer'sﾠprimary focus is promoting energy efficiency in the Con Edison utility territory through NYSERDA?s Commercial/Industrial incentive programs.ﾠ Mr. Schaer has guest lectured on the topic of energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings at Columbia University and received the prestige of speaking at numerous industry events, with many tied to local trade associates such as the Association of Energy Engineers and ASHRAE.ﾠ Mr. Schaer received a BA in Physics from the University of Chicago, and visited Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar where he received an MS in Solid-State Physics from the University of Iceland for his thesis on hydrogen storage in metals and hydrogen-based heat-pumps.
David Yeskel, Project Manager, HR&A
David Yeskel is the project manager for HR&A?s work administering NYSERDA?s Commercial Real Estate outreach program. David leads the outreach, marketing, and account management to facilitate uptake into various NYSERDA incentive programs with the goal of making New York?s commercial office sector more energy efficient.ﾠ He is active in business development as well as the firm?s other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings and communities.
Prior to joining HR&A, David was a Fellow at the New York City Mayor?s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.ﾠ His experience includes the research, analysis, development, and advocacy of energy efficiency and green building policy and legislation. David led the analysis of the 111 Green Codes Task Force proposals that were submitted to the Mayor by the Urban Green Council.ﾠ
Please contact theﾠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, atﾠemergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.
Empire State Building (Skanska office)ﾠ
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