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Unlocking Incentives: Multifamily Upgrades

Original publication by Urban Green Council • February 8, 2024

Are you responsible for the energy performance of your multifamily building?

In this special webinar with the NYC Accelerator and Con Edison, we unpack the utility incentives that are available to buildings like yours. Learn how to access and apply for these incentives so that you can bring this important information to your management team!


Webinar: Financing Energy Upgrades 101 (Part 1) (Part 2)


NYC Accelerator: info@accelerator.nyc

Willdan Energy Solutions: ConEdMultifamily@willdan.com

Thank you to Con Edison for sponsoring this event!

Con Edison


Michaela Boren
Manager, Green Programs, 32BJ Training Fund

Michaela manages more than 25 green courses and works with property managers and building operators in creating courses that give 32BJ union members the tools and training they need to meet green-related challenges and grow in a quickly changing building industry. Her experience includes training NYC City building operators and unemployed adults. She was part of the LEED Existing Buildings Consensus Committee 2023 and NESEA’s BuildingEnergy NYC Content Committee 2023. She received her BS in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and her Master’s in Environmental Studies from University of Pennsylvania.

Gledis Korra
Project Verification Account Manager, NYC Accelerator

Gledis advises NYC building stakeholders on energy efficiency. Committed to sustainability, Gledis fosters carbon neutrality through identifying projects, providers, and incentives. With a LEED Green Associate certification, Gledis previously specialized in building code consulting for mechanical and telecommunications projects. Holding a Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University of Tirana and a Master’s in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology, Gledis is dedicated to long-term environmental solutions.

Derick Kowalczyk
Multifamily Program Manager, Willdan Energy Solutions

Derick leads the Con Edison Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP), Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (AMEEP), and Clean Heat Program. Previously, Derick has worked on energy programs at New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E). Most notably, Derick led the nation’s largest green financing program, the Fannie Mae Green Measurement & Verification program, to collect and calculate energy performance metrics at over 4,000 multifamily properties. He holds a Masters in Sustainable Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Multifamily Building Analyst certification from Building Performance Institute.

Ellen Honigstock (Moderator)
Senior Director, Education, Urban Green Council

Ellen oversees the development of Urban Green’s Public Programs. She is also responsible for developing the curriculum for Urban Green’s signature programs, including GPRO and Crushing the Code. Ellen has 28 years of experience as an architect and volunteered for Urban Green for several years before joining the staff, where she served as the first Residential Green Building Advocate for Urban Green Council, working to increase green building and LEED for Homes certification in the New York residential marketplace, and as a committee chair of the Green Codes Task Force. Ellen is a co-founder of Solarize Brooklyn and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace.