BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Content Committee

The content of BuildingEnergy NYC is curated by a volunteer committee of NESEA Members, who collectively put in hundreds of hours throughout the year to ensure that sessions are data-driven, diverse and genuinely useful to attendees. To be a part of next year's planning committee, contact Miriam Aylward, Program Director.

2020 Conference Co-Chairs

Andrea Mancino is the Director of New Construction at Bright Power, where she manages team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects. She also oversees long-term strategic planning for the new construction team and helps cultivate client relationships. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Project Manager for unique, high impact projects that require deep experience, technical guidance, and detail. Daily activities of her team involve working with design teams to optimize design, conducting construction phase inspections and testing, as well as complying with relevant programs such as LEED, NYSERDA, Enterprise Green Communities, and Passive House. Andrea is a 2019 Environmental + Energy Leader 100 honoree. Certifications: Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), LEED Green Rater, Certified Passive House Consultant (PHIUS)

Sara Bayer leads Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)’s sustainable development efforts, reviewing projects and offering expertise to help each achieve higher energy efficiency goals and lower embodied carbon and emissions levels. She was the driving force behind the firm’s recent NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence submissions, resulting in three winning projects, and she is leading MAP’s RetrofitNY project, which has explored options for achieving net zero energy use through sustainable renovations for an existing pair of buildings. Ms. Bayer has also managed several of the firm’s significant senior and specialized housing projects. Before joining MAP, Ms. Bayer previously worked as a Project Architect and Project Manager in NYC specializing in affordable housing, private residences, museum design, transportation facilities and education design.