Thursday March 10th, 2016
8:30 am to 7:00 pm

WISE 2016: Let's Get In-formation

Navigate to individual WISE events for their photos and videos — WISE: Cleantech PioneersWISE: Data-Driven Innovators, WISE: Sustainable Cities, and WISE: Holiday Party. There will be WISE events throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter here to receive updates.

Building Energy Exchange is proud to present the second year of WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy, a program series that showcases women leaders who are accelerating the sustainability and energy efficiency of our buildings and cities.

Join us for the March 2016 WISE series – LET’S GET IN-FORMATION!

Our eminent speakers and moderator, who will facilitate a lively discussion, will discuss their professional experience and achievements, how they created opportunities within a male-dominated field, and insights on building a strong and supportive network for women in the industry.

WISE is a platform for men and women to learn from these leaders’ experiences and how to advance equality in the workplace.

How are investors and innovators supporting clean technologies
March 10, 2016 –  8:30 to 10 am

Candace Rossi, Energy & Sustainability Programs Manager, Gotham 360

Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director Cleantech Initiatives, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Urban Future Lab

Ali Adler, Director of Partnerships, Sealed
Angela Ferrante, Chief Marketing Officer, SparkFund
Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO, Agrilyst

How data drives markets and sustainable innovation
March 22, 2016 – 8:30 to 10 am

Laura Humphrey, Senior Project Manager of Multifamily Programs, NYSERDA

Melissa Wright, Director of City Energy Project, Natural Resources Defense Council

Courtney McCormick, Vice President of Renewables & Energy Solutions, PSE&G
Elena Alschuler , Director of Real Estate Strategy, View Dynamic Glass
Laura McCaffrey, Manager of Operations Planning, Con Edison of New York

Exploring how cities are adapting to the changing climate
June 29, 2016 – 6 to 7:30 pm

Kelly Shultz, Environment Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dale Bryk, Chief Planning and Integration Officer, Natural Resources Defense Council

A celebration of women’s leadership in sustainability
December 19, 2016 – 5 – 7:30 pm

Jennifer Kearney, Founder and Partner, Gotham 360
Kit Kennedy, Director, Energy & Transportation Program, NRDC
Vicki Kuo, Director, Energy Efficiency & Demand Management, Con Edison
Vanessa Ulmer, Senior Project Manager of Policy & Development, NYSERDA

Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) showcases inspirational women leaders who are accelerating the sustainability and energy efficiency of our buildings and our  cities. This popular series brings together women from a diversity of fields to discuss cutting-edge policies, technologies, and programs; providing a networking forum and framework for year round dialogue.

With over 450 attendees representing a diversity of professional levels and industries, WISE events sold-out in 2015 and engaged over 160,000 people on social media. BEEx is building on this enthusiastic response with creative WISE programming designed to support the growth and education of this community.


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