2016 Energy Conference Design

2016: Green Buildings: Sustainability, Innovation, and Performance

Industry professionals and academics joined together for “Green Buildings: Sustainability, Innovation, and Performance,” NYIT’s annual energy conference—now in its 11th year. Held at NYIT de Seversky Mansion on the Long Island campus, the event featured discussions on the latest sustainable technology and its applications across healthcare, residential communities, public facilities, and more.

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8:30 – 9 a.m.


9:00 – 9:05 a.m.

“Welcome” Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., CEM, DGCP, LEED AP BD+C, Director, NYIT Graduate Program in Energy Management

9:05 – 9:30 a.m.

“Implementing Sustainability in Health Facilities”
Neil G. Rosen AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, Director of Sustainability, Northwell Health

9:30 – 9:55 a.m.

“Micro-Grids for Clean, Reliable Power”
Samuel E. Cooper, II, Manager Engineering Systems, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

9:55 – 10:20 a.m.

Disruptive Technology in Commercial Buildings”
Jory Schwach, CEO, Andium Inc.

10:20 – 10:35 a.m.


10:35 – 12:05 p.m.

  • “Sustainable Design: Rating Systems and Policies,”Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty, CPHD, Principal, URBAN FABRICK Inc.
  • “LGBT Network Center of Patchogue,” Paul Cataldo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Paul Cataldo Architecture and Planning
  • “Wyandanch Rising Project,” Martin S. Dettling, Senior Vice President, Albanese Organization Inc.
  • “Panel Discussion: Green Design and Construction,” Frank Mruk, FAIA, RIBA, Associate Dean, NYIT School of Architecture and Design, Moderator

12:05 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Buffet Lunch and Networking  

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

"Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC)”
Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

1:30 – 3 p.m.

  • “Actionable Information for Achieving Performance in Innovative Buildings,” Michael Bobker, CEM, Director, Building Performance Lab, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, City College of New York
  • “Residential Fuel Cells,” Sammy Chu, Chief Innovation Officer, Enerlogic LLC. and Chairman, USGBC, Long Island Chapter
  • “Storage Impact on Green Energy Systems,” Shaya (Shawn) Sheikh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods, NYIT School of Management
  • “Panel Discussion: Green Operations and Innovation,” John J. Eff Jr., DGCP, Principal, JJ Energy Associates, Moderator

Conference Sponsors

Practice. Institute. Engineering.
U.S. Green Building Council. Long Island Chapter.
AEE: The Association of Energy Engineers. Long Island Chapter.
SunPower by EmPower Solar
National Grid. Here with you. Here for you.
New York Community Bank. Member FEDIC.
Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP. Intellectual Property Counsel.
PSEG. We make things work for you.
H2M architects + engineers