Meet the BuildingEnergy NYC 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.

2019 Conference Co-Chairs

Laura Humphrey is a sustainability professional specializing in market transformation programs relating to energy efficiency and building performance. As a Senior Manager at ICF, she designs and implements energy efficiency and demand response programs for utility and municipal clients. She previously worked at NYSERDA as Senior Project Manager for Multifamily Programs, based in the New York City office. At NYSERDA, her primary focus was on developing new initiatives to be launched under the Clean Energy Fund. These market interventions are intended to both drive demand and create new opportunities for energy efficiency in the multifamily sector. In 2013 she received her M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Jodi Smits Anderson is the Director of Sustainability at DASNY, the Construction and Public Finance Authority of New York State. She is a member of the AIA, LEED AP BD+C and a GPRO Instructor. She has spoken throughout the region, including BuildingEnergy Boston, trained contractors, and has been an Albany TEDx speaker on TBL success.

2019 Conference Vice-Chairs

As Bright Power’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Jon Braman provides technical assistance, team coordination, and strategic guidance to building owners, lenders and other partners to transform energy analysis into energy savings.  His team's mission is to make sustainable buildings and operation the norm through the cultivation of industry partnerships, pilot programs, and research. Jon is in pursuit of practical strategies to reduce environmental impacts and save money: strategies that can be replicated across the industry to help achieve critical carbon reductions to mitigate global warming. When not putting these into practice at Bright Power, he communicates them to a wider audience via beats and rhymes as a ukulele hip-hop artist.
Kate Edden is a project manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Her work focuses on capital projects for NYC’s stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, as well as green infrastructure implementation at DEP facilities. Kate holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a member of ASLA, and is a certified project management professional (PMP). Prior to joining DEP she worked as a landscape designer and contractor, primarily on green roof projects within NYC.

2019 Content Committee

Bethany Bowyer Khan, RXR Realty
Jon Braman, Bright Power
Elihu Dietz, Energy & Resource Solutions
Kate Edden, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Elizabeth Engoren, EN-POWER GROUP
Eric Goshow, Goshow Architects
Larry Katz, ICF
Jennifer Leone, NYC Dept of Housing, Preservation and Development
Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply
Simona Li, NYSERDA
Marta Loc, Princeton Power Systems
Samuel Man, Mayor's Office of Sustainability - New York City
Nick Mileti, Danish Cleantech Hub
Leia Sims, KOW Building Consultants