The Organization

The Building Energy Exchange provides support for the building industry through energy and lighting efficiency education, technical exhibits, critical research and networking opportunities. Our classes, events and exhibits help create partnerships and broker relationships among design, construction, and real estate professionals within the Greater New York City Region.

We focus on existing, commercially available technologies, systems and processes, help connect legal requirements and best practices to funding, and identify potential barriers to adoption or implementation.

The Building Energy Exchange is a project of Green Light New York, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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The Board

Jonathan Flaherty
Chair of the Board

Senior Director of Sustainability - Tishman Speyer

Elizabeth Girardi-Schoen
Treasurer

Vice President, Global Environment and Sustainability - Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

E. Gail Suchman
Secretary

Special Counsel – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Lecturer in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development - Columbia Law School

Jill Anderson
Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations - New York Power Authority

Jan Berman
Director

President - MechoSystems

Charles Cameron
Director

Controls Specialist – Stan Deutsch Associates; Past President – Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, New York City Section

Rebecca Craft
Director

Chief Operating Officer – Essense Partners

John Gilbert
Director

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Carl Hum
Director

Senior Vice President, Management Services & Government Affairs, Real Estate Board of New York

Pat Sapinsley
Director

Managing Director, Clean Tech Initiatives - NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Emily Dean
Director

Director, Market Development, NYSERDA

Vicki Kuo
Director

Director, Energy Efficiency & Demand Management, Con Edison

Donna De Costanzo
Director

Director, Northeast Energy & Sustainable Communities, NRDC

Daniel Egan
Director

Vice President, Head of Sustainability and Utilities, Vornado Realty Trust

Sydney Mainster
Director

Senior Sustainability Manager - The Durst Organization

Mark Chambers
Director

Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, NYC Office of the Mayor

Louis Rizzo

Manager, Community & Customer Management – National Grid

Past Board Members

Staff

Our dedicated staff promotes energy efficient technologies, applications and processes through a comprehensive range of industry-leading training programs and projects.

Richard C. Yancey
Executive Director
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Yetsuh Frank
Managing Director, Strategy and Programs
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Talia Kula
Associate
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Catherine Gonsalves
Program Assistant
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Ashley Verhines
Programs Associate
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Helen Chananie
Project Associate
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Alumni

Employment

The Building Energy Exchange seeks curious, dedicated individuals eager to take on society’s most complicated energy-related challenges.

Press

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Newsletters

Browse the Building Energy Exchange and Green Light New York newsletter archives.

Friends & Interests

Advisory Committees

Welcome to the Building Energy Exchange! Located in downtown Manhattan, we’re a resource center dedicated to advancing efficient energy and lighting design in buildings. Explore this site for helpful case studies and reports, check out our calendar for a wide range of activities and events, and follow our lively blog, Insight. Our site is growing all the time—drop us an email to contribute or comment!

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