With commercial occupancy down 90 percent in NYC buildings due to COVID-19, energy has been reduced by just 30 percent. What’s behind this great energy disconnect? Can lessons be found for our post-pandemic world?
Hear owners, operators and tenants break down the data and challenges to find strategies to implement now and in the future to save energy in buildings.
Published December 8, 2020
Chief Executive Officer
John 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 having done business in 53 countries. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business and also served as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council and a former board chair of Urban Green. He is co-author of the book Food Foolish and has published about sustainability in Harvard Business Review.
Shannon Kaplan, PE, Leed AP
Shannon Kaplan, PE, LEED AP drives continual improvement as a leader of AKF’s Operations group. She helped design and is responsible for managing all training of AKF Institute, the keystone of the firm’s development of industry-defining best practices. Shannon oversees the firm’s ongoing use of several key software platforms, including the company’s intranet.
Executive Vice President and COO, Rudin Management Company
John is COO/EVP/CTO of Rudin Management Company.. He has been involved in every major project the company has developed over the last 24 years, including the redevelopment and creation of the world’s first smart building at 55 Broad Street , the development of the Reuters Building at 3 Times Square , the redevelopment of the former AT&T Long Lines Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas , the redevelopment of 130 West 12th Street , and the development of The Greenwich Lane. He is also intimately involved with Rudin’s latest project, Dock 72, a ground-up, 675,000-square-foot office building located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This project, which began in April of 2016, is a joint venture with WeWork and Boston Properties.
Chair, Sustainability Committee, CoreNet NYC
Thomas Baade-Mathiesen is an executive advisor, speaker, and expert on corporate climate action. He has helped c-suites and global leadership teams at Fortune 1000 companies innovate their business and sharpen their competitive edge through the lens of sustainability.