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It's Not Easy Being Green: Effects of Climate Mobilization Act/Local Laws on the Healthcare Sector

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM

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Andrew J Weinberg
5162403316 (p)
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An AMFP NYC Chapter Event

12:00-12:30 PM Virtual Networking Breakout Rooms
12:30-1:30 PM Panel Discussion

New York City is going green! Along with Federal and State governments, we’ve adopted the goals of the 2016 Paris Climate Accord; to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and by 80 percent by 2050. And it’s not going to be easy. Even the most energy-efficient facilities will be subject to heavy fines under the provisions of the NYC Climate Mobilization Act and associated Local Laws. This will have major implications for healthcare infrastructure and finances. We will explore the unintended consequences of this legislation and possible remedies. We will discuss refinements / alternate compliance strategies and the types of advocacy needed for reasonable implementation.

Diana Henkel, EIT, MBA, Assistant Director, Infrastructure, Real Estate Development and Facilities, NYU Langone Health

-Jing Chu
, Energy Analyst, Cosentini Associates
Daniel Mastin, Energy and Commissioning Program Manager, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
-Thomas Reyes, Director of Business Development, Trane
-Jeffrey Rios, PE, LEED AP, Partner, AKF Group - Energy & Performance

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Speaker Bios:

Jing Chu is an expert in energy modeling analysis at Cosentini Associates with experience in healthcare, life science, education, hotels, mixed-use, office buildings, public buildings and residential building sectors. Ms. Chu is a leader in providing energy analysis and simulation, assisting projects in successfully achieving building certification, securing incentives, and exceeding energy code requirements. Her experience includes researching and analyzing active and passive energy reducing strategies and their impact on energy usage, carbon reduction, and energy cost savings. She also makes recommendations on the selection, design and evaluation of advanced engineering systems using 3D design and thermal analysis modeling tools. Ms. Chu holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. She is a LEED AP BD+C from the USGBC and a certified Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) from BPI.

Diana Henkel is a dynamic, high-energy leader with a contagious passion for precision. 18-year career in Construction Management is distinguished by consistent personal contributions to bringing large, technically complex projects in on time and within budget while meeting stringent customer requirements and regulatory compliance standards. Experienced in all aspects of the construction management process – from design engineering, through site management & contractor supervision to final completion, commissioning, validation and maintenance. Finely tuned A&E-, CM-, and Owner-side project management perspectives. Proficient in developing and executing formal project models/processes that increase productivity, improve efficiency, minimize risk and control costs. MBA with high-caliber management qualifications and strong planning, analysis, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership talents. Specialties: High-Purity Construction Specialist | Retrofit & Greenfield Construction | Specialty & Process Equipment Expert Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Management | General & Contract Construction | Permitting, Inspection & Safety. Commissioning & Validation - IQ, OQ, PQ | Budget & Cost Analysis, Tracking & Containment | Site Supervision Compliance – cGMP, USP 797, NYC DOB & OSHA | Contractor & Team Management & Relations.

Daniel Mastin
is the Energy and Commissioning Program Manager for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals. He is responsible for procuring energy for the Hospital as well as developing strategies and projects for reducing consumption. Mr. Mastin holds Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian he worked as a consultant supporting one of the largest public university systems in the country. Providing energy audits, retro-commissioning, new system commissioning, and operations and maintenance assessments.

Thomas Reyes, Director of Business Development at Trane NYC, is a leader in the firm’s HVAC Systems Group. This group focuses on developing and integrating HVAC solutions for large complex commercial projects with Engineers and Property Owners. His expertise revolves around Chilled Water Plants, Chilled Water VAV Systems, and Custom Air Handling Systems. Mr. Reyes joined Trane in 2009 as a Sales Engineer. He held that role at Trane for 8 years before transitioning to lead Business Development in NYC. He holds a BS in Architectural Engineering Technology and a BSBA in Business Management from The University of Hartford. He is also member of the Board of Governors for ASHRAE NY, and Regional Vice-Chair of the ASHRAE Government Affairs Committee.

Jeffrey Rios is Partner and Co-director of AKF’s Energy + Performance practice, and specializes in increasing energy efficiency within new and existing buildings. He is highly valued for his experience as a mechanical engineer and his expertise in energy modeling platforms. Mr. Rios is a very collaborative member of the team, working closely with engineers, designers, and architects to provide thoughtful, results–focused solutions. He has shared his expertise at Greenbuild on WELL Building, at Urban Green on NYC Energy Codes, and as a continuing lecturer at Cooper Union. Mr. Rios also serves as a member of the ACEC Metro Region Energy Code Committee as well as the NYC DOB Energy Code Advisory Committee.

More to come.