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2016 Speaker Line Up

Below is our 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum speaker line up. More speakers are being added so check back regularly.



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Plenary Session Speakers

Jorge Chapa

Head of Market Transformation | Green Building Council Australia
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Ralph DiNola

CEO | New Buildings Institute
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Bob Friedman, PhD

Vice President | Policy and University Relations at the J. Craig Venter Institute
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Kevin Kampschroer

Chief Sustainability Officer and Federal Director | GSA
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Edward Mazria

Founder and CEO | Architecture 2030
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Darlene Pope

Senior Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Services | JLL Americas
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Andrew McAllister

Commissioner | California Energy Commission
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Patrick O’Shei

Director of Market Development | NYSERDA (invited)
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Chris Pyke, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer | Aclima
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Ali Zaidi

White House Office of Management and Budget's Associate Director | Natural Resources, Energy, and Science
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Breakout Session Speakers

Sean Armstrong

Partner and Project Manager | Redwood Energy
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Jean Ascoli

Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager | ComEd
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John Balfe V

High Performance Buildings Associate | NEEP
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Fran Boucher

Senior Program Manager | National Grid Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Group
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Dan Burgoyne

Sustainability Manager | State of California, Department of General Services
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Andrew Bush

Principal | Morgan Creek Ventures
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Karla Butterfield

Senior Sustainability Consultant | Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
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Ryan M. Colker

Director of the Consultative Council and Presidential Advisor | National Institute of Building Sciences
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Jim Crockett

Editorial Director | Construction Business Media
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Brandon De Young

Executive Vice President | De Young Properties
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Edward Dean

Architect and Sustainability Consultant | Bernheim + Dean Inc.
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Alison Donovan

Senior Consultant, Emerging Savings Opportunities | VEIC
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Jim Edelson

DIRECTOR OF CODES & POLICY | New Buildings Institute
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Ann Edminster

Consultant and Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet
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Charles Eley

Consultant and Author, Design Professionals Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings
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Brian Fiegen

Systems Applications Leader | Trane
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Mark Frankel

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | New Buildings Institute
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Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze

Senior Advisor | Pembina Institute
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Amy Frykman

Vice President | Resource Media
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Jim Gaither Jr.

President | Castle Wells Company
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Alea German

Senior Engineer | Davis Energy Group
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Joe Giampietro

Principal | Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects
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Frank Greb

President and CEO | Seventhwave
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Leia Guccione

Principal | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Megan Gunther

Mechanical Engineer | Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
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Smita Gupta

Principal Consultant | Itron
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Ankush Halbe

Director of Technology | M+W Group
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Jim Hanford

Principal | The Miller Hull Partnership
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Roger Hedrick

Principal Engineer | NORESCO
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Mike Hess

Vice President, Smart & Sustainable Buildings | Panasonic
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Cathy Higgins

Research Director | New Buildings Institute
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Brad Jacobson

Associate Principal | EHDD
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Derek Jones

Associate Director | Navigant
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Matt Jungclaus

Senior Associate | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Joshua Kagan

Senior Director, Business Development | CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
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Thomas Kaufman

Corporate Real Estate Manager | United Therapeutics
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Kenner Kingston

President | Architectural Nexus
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Anica Landreneau

Principal, Global Director of Sustainable Design | HOK
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Marianne Larrisey

Advisory Consultant | CBRE
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Heather Larson

Green Building Program Manager | Alameda County Waste Management Authority
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Andrew Lee

Project Manager | Architecture 2030
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Bill Maclay

Author, The New Net Zero; Principal, Maclay Architects
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Katrina Managan

Senior Advisor on Energy Efficiency | City and County of Denver
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Timothy McDonald

President | Onion Flats LLC
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Bill McTague

Executive Director for Resource Planning | University of California, Santa Barbara
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Jeffery Medwetz

Project Manager of Energy Systems | Boulder Valley School District
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Christopher Meek

Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Integrated Design Lab |University of Washington
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Steve Melink

Founder & CEO | Melink Corporation
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Mark Menzer

Director of Public Affairs | Danfoss
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Valery Miftakhov

Founder & CEO | eMotorWerks
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Brett Moss

Training Director | Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute
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Brendan Owens

Chief of Engineering | U.S. Green Building Council
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Shanti Pless

Senior Research Engineer | NREL
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Sonia Punjabi

Principal Consultant, Sustainable Use Services | DNV GL
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Julia Raish

Division Leader | Paladino and Company
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Sam Rashkin

Chief Architect | Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office
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Rafael Reyes

VP of Community Initiatives | Prospect Silicon Valley
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Andrew Riley

Sustainability Coordinator | Student Affairs, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Peter Rumsey

Founder and CEO | Point Energy Innovations
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Phillip Saieg

Energy & Facilities Solutions | McKinstry
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Ken Sandler

Sustainability and Green Building Advisor | General Services Administration, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings
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Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite

Senior Program Manager, High Performance Buildings | Northeast Energy Efficiency
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Jeff Setterman

Energy/Utility Program Coordinators | San Diego Unified School District
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Eric Shafran

Founder and Principal | SII LLC
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Chen Shalita

CEO | Alfa Sustainable Projects Limited
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Vedran Skopac

Architect | Manasc Isaac Architects
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Nelson Scott Smith

Architect and Planner
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Pauline Souza

Director of Sustainability | WRNS Studio
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Alice Sung

Principal | Greenbank Associates
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Kendra Tupper

Energy Services Manager | City of Boulder
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Peter Turnbull

Principal Program Manager | PG&E
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Danielle Vitoff

Managing Consultant Energy | Navigant
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Puja Vohra

Principal Analyst | National Grid
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Arthur (Bud) Vos

President, CEO | Enbala
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Robert Welch

Sustainability Infrastructure Director | Schneider Electric
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Richard Young

Director of Education | Food Service Technology Center
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Ron Zimmer

President & CEO | Continental Automated Buildings Association
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