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

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)

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
Samuel Man, Mayor's Office of Sustainability - New York City
Andrea Mancino, Bright Power