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

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 Controls Sales Manager, Northeast Region, GE Current

Rebecca Craft Director Head of Strategy, Kevala, Inc.

Michael Daschle Director Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Brookfield Properties

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

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

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

Lauren Moss Director Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vornado Realty Trust

Angela Pinsky Director Senior Government Affairs Manager, Google

Cindy Quan Director Managing Director - Global Co-Head Sustainable Banking Group, Barclays

Michael Reed Director Acting Head of Large Buildings, NYSERDA

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

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

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

David Work Director Vice President Customer Project Delivery, New York Power Authority

Elizabeth Girardi-Schoen Director Emeritus President, GRNQUN Consulting Inc.

Ashok Gupta Director Emeritus Chief Program Officer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Emily Dean Director Emeritus Head of Decarbonization, Urban Partners

Our Staff

Richard C. Yancey Executive Director

Katie Schwamb Director, Educational Resources

Hailey Moll Manager, Educational Resources

Paul Rivers Senior Associate, Operations & Memberships

Kaylee McGowan Senior Associate, Education & Engagement

Adrienne La Forte Senior Associate, Educational Resources

Chloe Kellner Assistant, Education & Engagement


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.

Swedish Energy Agency

Stockholm Exergi

Industry Leadership Council

Andy Anderson WatchWire by Tango

Michael Barry* Bloomberg LP

Ryan Baxter 5

Jan Berman* JB Industries

Gene Boniberger Rudin Management Company

Jon Braman Bright Power

Chuck Cameron* GE Current

Chris Cayten CodeGreen Solutions

Rebecca Craft* Kevala, Inc.

Tom Damsell Brookfield Properties

Emily Dean* NYSERDA

Dan Egan* Blackstone

Greg Elcock* Con Edison

Jonathan Flaherty* Tishman Speyer

Nick Giannak Brookfield Properties

Sarah Gilly Environ Energy

Elizabeth Girardi Schoen* Pfizer

Jeffrey Gracer Sive, Paget & Riesel

Mariel Hoffman EN-POWER Group

Carl Hum REBNY

Derek James NORESCO

Christianna Ambo-Jones Con Edison

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

Charlie Marino* AKF Group

Jeffery Perlman Bright Power

Dan Piselli FX Collaborative

Michael Reed NYSERDA

Louis Rizzo* National Grid

Teghpal Sandhu Live Building Systems

Pat Sapinsley* Urban Future Lab

Tristan Schwartzman Goldman Copeland

Michael Scorrano EN-POWER GROUP

Will Sibia URBS

Phil Skalaski The Durst Organization

Zachary Steinberg* REBNY

Gail Suchman* Sheppard Mullin

Eric Toback Metergy Solutions

Steven Winter Steven Winter Associates

* current or former board member

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