90 by 50: A Path to Deep CO2 Reductions in NYC

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5
Approved for 1.5

The report is out! Come find out what all the talk is about. Climate science tells us we must reduce carbon pollution to ensure a stable and livable environment. While the goal is clear, the path forward is incredibly murky. In "90 by 50: NYC Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint 90% By 2050", Urban Green Council lays out a possible path to a future in which New York City's greenhouse gas emissions grow smaller at a rate consistent with long-term climate stability. Don?t miss this opportunity to hear from the lead researcher behind the report, Richard Leigh, Urban Green Council?s Director of Research, on the means and methods necessary to reach a dramatic 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. ᅠᅠ

Scott Frank (Jaros Baum & Bolles) will moderate a discussion of the need for, feasibility of, and means by which these goals can be achieved. Richard Leigh will be joined by three distinguished panelists, Laurie Kerr (NRDC), Marc Zuluaga (Steven Winter Associates) and Suki Paciorek (Vornado), experts in policy, audits, retro-commissioning, and retro-fits, and property management and operations sustainability initiatives, respectively.
We know we must reduce our carbon footprint, but to most of us, the challenge seems overwhelming. Join Urban Green Council to consider a path to a sustainable future that, while difficult, seems possible. ᅠTo learn more, read the full report on our website, seeᅠrelated media here, and view the presentation.
Scott Frank | Partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles
As a partner at Jaros Baum & Bolles, Scott has functioned as principal mechanical engineer for numerous new construction and retrofit project located both within the United States and abroad. He currently directs the sustainable design practice at JB&B and has been involved with several significant green building projects, including the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, 30 Hudson Street, 7 World Trade Center and World Trade Center Towers 1 through 4. He is also a founding and current member of Urban Green Council?s Board of Directors.ᅠ
Laurie Kerr | Director of the City Energy Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
Laurie works at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she is the director of The City Energy Project, a joint venture with the Institute for Market Transformation that will assist large American cities in designing and implementing large-scale energy efficiency policies. Until last fall, she was the Deputy Director for Energy Efficiency in the New York City Mayor?s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where she was instrumental in the crafting of PlaNYC and in developing the city?s green building and energy efficiency policies. She is a licensed architect, with over fifteen years of experience in the field, and is also a former member of Urban Green Council's Board of Directors.
Richard Leigh | Director of Research, Urban Green Council
With over 30 years of experience in energy efficiency and sustainability, Dick has been leading Urban Green Council's research efforts for the past five. He played a central role in the Green Codes Task Force, contributed to New York City's ban on #6 heating oil, oversaw There are Holes in Our Walls, led 90 by 50, and provides ongoing guidance on course content for GPRO. Prior to joining UGC, Dick was Senior Engineer at the Community Environmental Center, where he provided technical leadership for energy efficiency projects in existing and new buildings. Earlier, he worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory on energy and solar technologies and national energy planning. He is also Visiting Associate Professor of Physics at Pratt Institute.
Sukanya Paciorek | Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust
In her role at Vornado Realty Trust, Sukanya (Suki) oversees Vornado's energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives, including Vornado's tenant outreach and communications program, LEED certification, and energy efficiency efforts. Between 2009 and 2010, she led Vornado's efforts to LEED certify over 10 million square feet of space under the Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance platform. Suki is also a co-chair of the Commercial Buildings Committee on Urban Green Council's Building Resiliency Task Force.
Marc Zuluaga | Vice President, Steven Winter Associates
With over 12 years at Steven Winter Associates, Marc has spent the last six as a VP and Director of SWA?s Multifamily Energy Services. He has directed energy audits on over 20 million square feet of existing buildings and leads a team dedicated to evaluating and implementing a wide range of building upgrades and retrofits. Marc has also led many successful research initiatives and provided technical input to inform various policy initiatives. In 2010, he served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force, convened by Urban Green Council at the request of the Mayor?s Office and City Council to recommend changes enhancing the sustainability of the codes, laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York.


GBCI: Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
AIA/CES: Approved for 1.5 HSW/SD/LU Hours


6:00 - 6:30pm Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm Presentation and Panel Discussion


Con Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place, Floor 10NW -ᅠEdison Room
New York, NY 10003



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