The Organization

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 Board

Jonathan Flaherty Chair Global Head - Sustainability and Building Technology Innovation, Tishman Speyer

Donna De Costanzo Vice Chair Director, Eastern Region, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Emily Dean Treasurer Director of Housing Decarbonization, NYSERDA

E. Gail Suchman Secretary Partner, SheppardMullin; Lecturer in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Columbia Law School

Michael Barry Director Global Head of Sustainable Business Operations, Bloomberg LP

Jan Berman Director President, JB Industries

Charles Cameron Director Lighting Controls Sales Engineer, Northeast US at GE Current

Kizzy Charles-Guzman Ex-Officio Director Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

Rebecca Craft Director Founder & Principal, TurnCraft Advisors

Daniel Egan Director Managing Director, Head of ESG Americas, Blackstone

Greg Elcock Director Vice President Energy Efficiency and Distributed Resource Integration, Con Edison

Elizabeth Girardi-Schoen Senior Director Global Environmental Sustainability Leader, Pfizer Inc.

Ashok Gupta Director Emeritus Senior Energy Economist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Daniel Kindbergh Executive Vice President, Operations, U.S. Office Division Brookfield Properties

Sydney Mainster Director Vice President of Sustainability & Design Management, The Durst Organization

Charlie Marino Ex-Officio Director, ASHRAE NY Partner, AKF Group

Cindy Quan Director Decarbonization Team, Investment Banking, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Louis Rizzo Director Manager, NYS Residential Energy Efficiency Programs, National Grid

Sarah Salati Director EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, New York Power Authority

Pat Sapinsley Director Managing Director, Clean Tech Initiatives, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Shoshanna Segal Ex-Officio Director, IESNYC Principal, Luminous Flux, LLC

Zachary Steinberg Director Senior Vice President, Policy, Real Estate Board of New York

Our Staff

Richard C. Yancey Executive Director

Katie Schwamb Director, Educational Resources

Will DiMaggio Manager, Education & Engagement

Grennan Milliken Associate, Educational Resources

Paul Rivers Associate, Operations

August McEachern Associate, Education & Engagement

Nicol La Cumbre-Gibbs Associate, Educational Resources


NYC Accelerator The NYC Accelerator offers free, personalized advisory services that streamline the process of making energy efficiency improvements to buildings that reduce operating costs, enhance tenant comfort, and improve the environment.

IESNYC IESNYC is a volunteer professional membership organization dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination to members, professional organizations, industries, and the public through events, programs, educational series, and networking opportunities.

New York Passive House New York Passive House (NYPH) works to promote the Passive House standard for a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient built environment through public outreach, education, and advocacy.

UNECE The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is one of the five United Nations Regional Commissions working to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

ASHRAE New York Chapter ASHRAE is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

NYSERDA NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

NYC DCAS Energy Management The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) is the hub for energy management in City building, playing a critical role in supporting agency partners' progress towards the City's major emissions reduction and energy objectives.

Passive House Network PHN is leading the transformation of the building industry to low-energy, high-performance Passive House design and construction. They support the widespread adoption of the international Passive House design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols.

AIA New York Founded in 1857, AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter’s members include over 5,000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. AIA New York is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.

Building Performance Partnership The Building Performance Partnership, a collaboration of IMT and BE-Ex, supports the creation and operation of local resource hubs that accelerate measurable, equitable, and sustainable action to improve the health, comfort, and performance of buildings.

Industry Leadership Council

Francisco Arias ASHRAE NY

Michael Barry* Bloomberg LP

Jan Berman* JB Industries

Gene Boniberger Rudin Management Company

Jon Braman Bright Power

Randall Brobson Goldman Sachs

Chuck Cameron* GE Current

Chris Cayten CodeGreen

Marshall Cox Radiator Labs

Rebecca Craft* Kevala

Tom Damsell Brookfield Properties

Emily Dean* NYSERDA

Dan Egan* Blackstone

Greg Elcock* Con Edison

Jonathan Flaherty* Tishman Speyer

Nick Giannak Brookfield Properties

John Gilbert* Rudin Management Company

Sarah Gilly Environ Energy

Elizabeth Girardi Schoen* Pfizer

Jeffrey Gracer Sive, Paget & Riesel


Mariel Hoffman EN-POWER Group

Carl Hum REBNY

Derek James NORESCO

Daniel Kindbergh* Brookfield Properties

Christian Kofod ROCKWOOL

Vicki Kuo Con Edison

Carlos Lopez Vornado Realty Trust

Dominick Luce New York Power Authority

Sydney Mainster* Durst Organization

Charles Marino* AKF Group

Caleb McKenzie IES NYC

Alejandra Nieto ROCKWOOL

Jeffery Perlman Bright Power

Dan Piselli FX Collaborative

Cindy Quan* Goldman Sachs

Sangeeta Ranade New York Power Authority

Michael Reed NYSERDA

Michael Richter Brightcore Energy

Louis Rizzo* National Grid

Kristen Roffi Voltus Inc.

Sarah Salati* New York Power Authority

Teghpal Sandhu Live Building Systems

Pat Sapinsley* Urban Future Lab

Tristan Schwartzman Goldman Copeland

Michael Scorrano EN-POWER GROUP

Shoshanna Segal* IES NYC

Phil Skalaski The Durst Organization

Zachary Steinberg* REBNY

Gail Suchman* Sheppard Mullin

Michael Sweeney AKF Group

Eric Toback Metergy Solutions

Jonce Walker HLW Architects

Zachery Wills ASHRAE NY

Steven Winter Steven Winter Associates

Daniel Zarrilli* City of New York

* current or former board member

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