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 Senior Director of Sustainability, Tishman Speyer

Donna De Costanzo Vice Chair Director, Eastern Region, Climate & Clean Energy Program

E. Gail Suchman Secretary Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Lecturer in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Columbia Law School

Elizabeth Girardi-Schoen Treasurer Vice President, Global Environment and Sustainability - Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jan Berman Director President, MechoSystems

Charles Cameron Director Controls Specialist, Stan Deutsch Associates

Mark Chambers Ex-Officio Director Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, NYC Office of the Mayor

Rebecca Craft Director Chief Operating Officer, Essense Partners

Emily Dean Director Director, Market Development, NYSERDA

Daniel Egan Director Vice President, Head of Sustainability and Utilities, Vornado Realty Trust

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

John Gilbert Director Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Rudin Management Company

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

Vicki Kuo Director Director, Energy Efficiency & Demand Management, Con Edison

Robert Lurie Director Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New York Power Authority

Sydney Mainster Director Director of Sustainability, The Durst Organization

Louis Rizzo Director Manager, Community & Customer Management, National Grid

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

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

Laurie Kerr Director Emeritus Director of Policy, Urban Green Council

Our Staff

Helen Chananie Project Associate

Ashley Verhines Programs Associate

Catherine Gonsalves Programs Assistant

Talia Kula Associate

Yetsuh Frank Managing Director, Strategy and Programs

Richard C. Yancey Executive Director


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