What does carbon neutrality and national energy independence mean to us locally and regionally? Will net-zero energy buildings soon be the new normal? From the latest engineering technologies to bio-mimicry architecture, how can our firms help local and state government agencies, universities, and corporate clients achieve facilities of the highest energy standards and performance? Join our panel of experts to learn about the latest issues and opportunities surrounding sustainability the design and building industries, from energy performance contracting to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC challenge.
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Mr. Stolatis holds the position Senior Director – Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives at TIAA-CREF, where he has leadership responsibility on the European and Global Sustainability team focusing on sustainability and governance for the entire domestic and international real estate equity investment portfolio encompassing office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties with a total area in excess of 125 million square feet. Nick has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM®), the LEED® Accredited Professional, and the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designations. He is a facilitator for IREM's Course #800, "Ethics in Real Estate Management", and Course #SRM001, “Sustainable Real Estate Management”, and was an instructor in the BOMI Institute's RPA designation program, specializing in the “Real Estate Investment and Finance” and “Asset Management” courses offered by BOMI. TIAA-CREF is a national financial services leader and the premier retirement system for education and research employees, currently with approximately $502 billion in assets (a/o 12/31/12) under management, including approximately $20 billion in real estate investments.
Brendan is USGBC’s vice president of LEED® technical development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees to evolve and refine USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System. During his time at USGBC, Brendan has led development activities for several LEED rating systems and is currently focused on development of LEED v4 Brendan represents USGBC on the executive committee for ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, is the liaison to the International Code Council for the International Green Construction Code and is a member of the board of directors for the New Buildings Institute. Prior to joining USGBC, Brendan worked designing, implementing and verifying performance contract based energy conservation projects in existing buildings. Brendan was honored as a LEED Fellow in 2012 and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Pat Sapinsley is the founder of both Build Efficiently, a consulting company that works to scale up energy efficient strategies for green buildings and Watt Not, which supplies energy efficient lighting retrofits using financing to eliminate the upfront capital costs of such installations. She is also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering where she assists in translating biologically-inspired technologies into commercial products through collaborations with clinical investigators, strategic corporate entities, and venture capital investors.
She is a LEED AP architect and Co-Chair of the Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In that capacity, she has worked with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning to modify and implement the Energy Code and further the goals of the Greater Greener Buildings Plan. She is an active member of the US Green Building Council and of Urban Green.
From 1982 until 1993, Ms. Sapinsley was a principle of Sapinsley Architecture Ms. Sapinsley has held adjunct professorships at several universities. She has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, the City University of New York Graduate School of Architecture, the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute. She holds an M.Arch from Harvard University GSD.
David is a sales and marketing professional in the field of critical energy infrastructure and energy efficiency. In his current position with Con Edison, as Manager of Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs, he oversees a $300 million program portfolio supported by a network of over 700 market partners.
David has worked in a variety of business development, sales management, marketing, and external affairs positions for Johnson Controls, Public Service Enterprise Group, Pennsylvania Power & Light, and the Trane Company. His major focus has been on clients with critical energy needs in the fields of commercial real estate, healthcare and data center operations.
David has a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, both from Montclair State University. He is a Certified Energy Manager, and an active member of the Association of Energy Engineers, the New York Building Congress, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Green Business committee, American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and Urban Green Council. David is on the board of governors of the New York City chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
John McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal and the Director of Operations at WorkingBuildings, an owner’s advocate firm providing comprehensive solutions for facilities from planning to operation, with offices throughout the northeast including NY. John has more than 20 years of experience designing, constructing, and commissioning building systems. He has served as the LEED® consultant and commissioning authority on over 80 projects, and most recently has led his team in the development of the greenhouse gas emissions tracking software being used in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge. John is both former member of the USGBC LEED Faculty™ and also was the Vice Chair of the Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group. John served as the president of the Atlanta Chapter of ASHRAE for 2009. He is also an active participant in shaping ASHRAE guidelines at a national level, serving as the former vice-chair of the SSPC 62.1 committee for maintaining ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. John is a registered Professional Engineer across the United States. He is a Certified Commissioning Provider, a Certified Energy Manager, a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Building Commissioning Association.
Rob Diemer is a founding partner of In Posse LLC and has over 28 year’s experience in building systems engineering and design. Mr. Diemer is an expert in the design and integration of high performance mechanical systems with a specialization in sustainable systems. He has extensive experience managing high performance design and commissioning projects. As the partner in charge, Mr. Diemer takes an active role and is involved in all aspects of projects. Rob works with clients and the In Posse team to ensure the project requirements are being met. He can often be found in the trenches with the design team discussing ideas, suggesting improvements and reviewing work to ensure a quality end product.
Mr. Diemer is Past-Chair of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. He has lectured extensively on sustainable design and high performance HVAC systems including presentations at Design on the Delaware in Philadelphia, PA, the Green Building Design Salon in New York, NY and Light Focus at the Building Performance Congress, Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Diemer is an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University and teaches the Masters of Science in Sustainable Design, High Performance Systems course. He has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Diemer is a member of ASHRAE.