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2021 Getting to Zero Forum Speakers

Plenary Speakers and Moderators

Doreen Harris

President and CEO | NYSERDA
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Janet Joseph

SVP, Strategy and Market Development | NYSERDA
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Steven King

Founder and Principal | Global Sustainable Solutions LLC
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Sadie McKeown

Executive Vice President, Construction Lending and Initiatives | Community Preservation Corporation
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Jacqueline Patterson

Founder and Executive Director | The Chisholm Legacy Project
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Gil C. Quiniones

President and CEO | New York Power Authority
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Donny Simmons

President, Commercial HVAC Americas | Trane Technologies
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Session Speakers and Moderators

Katie Ackerly

Associate | David Baker Architects
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Ayo Aladesanmi

Master's Candidate | University of Pennsylvania
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Courtney Anderson

Net Zero Energy New Buildings and Homes Administrator  | City & County of Denver
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Rahul Athalye

Program Director | NORESCO
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Nick Bagatelos

President | Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems
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Zachary Berzolla

Graduate Student/Research Assistant | Sustainable Design Lab, MIT
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William Bishop

Senior Energy Engineer | Pathfinder Engineers and Architects
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Marc Brune

Principal, Mechanical Engineer | PAE Consulting Engineers
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David Bruns

General Manager/Owner | Bruns Realty Group, LLC
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Kevin Carbonnier

Project Manager | New Buildings Institute
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Cara Carmichael

Principal, Buildings Program | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Stephen Chapes

Associate Principal / Electrical Engineer | IDeAs Consulting
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Kim Cheslak

Director of Codes | New Buildings Institute
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Kimberly Cullinane

Supervisor, New Construction, Energy Efficiency | Eversource
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Lisa Cunningham

Principal | Warner + Cunningham, Inc.
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Carolyn Day

Senior Associate | Perkins Eastman
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Rushil Desai

Senior Building Performance Analyst | Integral Group
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David Diaz

Director of Forestry Analytics and Technology | Ecotrust
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Kate Doherty

Building Systems Analyst | Steven Winter Associates
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Danielle Donnelly

Manager of Sustainability Programs | Community Preservation Corporation
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Alison Donovan

Senior Consultant | VEIC
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Meghan Duff

Senior Associate, R&D Projects | Association for Energy Affordability
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Jacob Dunn

Associate Principal | ZGF Architects
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Beau Engman

Founder & President | PACE Equity
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Rebecca Esau

Manager, Carbon Free Buildings | RMI
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Lori Ferriss

Director of Sustainability and Climate Action | Goody Clancy
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Mark Frankel

Director of Technology and Innovation | Ecotope
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Narada Golden

US Director of Built Ecology, Vice President | WSP
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Donovan Gordon

Director of Clean Heating & Cooling | NYSERDA
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Jennifer Green

Director of Sustainability and Workforce Development | Burlington Electric Department
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Megan Gunther

Project Manager/Building Performance Department Lead | Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI)
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Smita Gupta

Director of Building Innovation | New Buildings Institute
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Steve Hamstra

Senior Vice President of Engineering | Melink Zero
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Veeral Hardeev

VP of Strategy | Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
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Rasha Hasaneen

Vice President of Innovation | Trane Technologies
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Ethan Heil

Energy & Sustainability Engineer | University of Virginia
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Monika Henn

Manager | Urban Land Institute
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Victoria Herrero-Garcia

Senior Sustainability & Carbon Project Manager | Ambient Energy – A Mead & Hunt Company
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Cathy Higgins

Research Director | New Buildings Institute
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Sarah Hill

Director of Low Income Programs | Association for Energy Affordability
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Ellen Honigstock

Director, Education | Urban Green Council
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Michael Ingui

Partner | Baxt Ingui Architects
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David Johnson

Architect, Principal | SERA Architects
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Matt Jungclaus

Graduate Student | University of Colorado
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David Kaneda

Principal | IDeAs Consulting
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Jan Keleher

Building Electrification Lead | City and County of Denver
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Greg Kingsley

President and CEO | KL&A Engineers and Builders
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Jacob Knowles

Associate Principal | BR+A Consulting Engineers
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Chris Ladner

Founding Partner | Entegrity Partners
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Anna Lasso

Digital Program Manager | Building Transparency
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Chris Lebron

Director of Design and Construction | Xenolith Partners LCC
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Rosanna Lerma

Principal | EDesignC Inc.
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Meghan Lewis

Senior Researcher | Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington
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Bing Liu

Business Sector Manager | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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Ryan Lobello

Senior Associate | Handel Architects
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Jessica Long

Senior Director | Nuveen Real Estate
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Mark Lyles

Senior Project Manager | New Buildings Institute
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Mark MacCracken

VP, CALMAC Portfolio | Trane Technologies
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Greg Maccarone

Vice President | Cosentini Associates
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Amanda Markovic

Principal | GBBN Architects
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Johanna Partin

Deputy Director | Building Decarbonization Coalition
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Christina McPike

Director of Energy & Sustainability | WinnCompanies
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Praga Meyyappan

Project Engineer II | ERS
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Alexi Miller

Associate Technical Director | New Buildings Institute
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Elaine Miller

Market Transformation Manager, Lighting and Building Envelope | Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
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Shreshth Nagpal

Managing Principal, New York | Elementa Engineering
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Daniel Nall

Director | Daniel Nall Consultant, LLC
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Ram Narayanamurthy

Technical Lead & Program Manager | Electric Power Research Institute
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Clay Nesler

Global Lead, Buildings and Energy | World Resources Institute
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Patrick O’Shei

Director of Market Development | NYSERDA (invited)
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James Perakis

Associate Principal | Integral Group
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Roger Platt

Senior VP | USGBC & Green Business Certification, Inc.
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Shanti Pless

Senior Research Engineer | National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Sangeeta Ranade

VP of Clean Energy Solutions | New York Power Authority
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Artorius Reyes

Director of Business Development | Trane Technologies
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Amir Rezaei

High Performance Building Analyst | CannonDesign
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Henry Richardson

Principal Analyst | WattTime
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Ivan Rupnik

Associate Professor of Architecture | Northeastern University
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Walter Schaefer

E-mobility Team Lead | ERS
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Marta Schantz

Senior Vice President | ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance
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Colin Schless

Vice President | Thornton Tomasetti
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Anne Shellum

Senior Associate, Affordable Electrification | Sidewalk Labs
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Sigal Shemesh

Sustainability Engineer | Buro Happold
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Elin Shepard

Outreach Manager | Energy Trust of Oregon
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Michael Stoddard

Executive Director | Efficiency Maine Trust
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Poppy Storm

Director of Innovation | 2050 Institute
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Alice Sung

Principal | Greenbank Associates
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Colby Swanson

Managing Partner | Momentum Innovation Group
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Kyle Sword

Manager, Business Development | NSG Pilkington
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Forest Tanier-Gesner

Mechanical Engineer | PAE Consulting Engineers
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Smita Thomas

Founder and Principal | Energy Shrink, LLC
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Derrick Tillman

President and CEO | Bridging the Gap Development, LLC
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Shanta Tucker

Director/Principal | Atelier Ten
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Peter Turnbull

Owner and Principal Consultant | Peter Turnbull and Associates LLC
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Timothy Unruh

Executive Director | National Association of Energy Service Companies
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Lois Vitt Sale

Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer | Wight & Company
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Kelsey Waidhas

Sustainability Coordinator | Atlanta Regional Commission
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Lisa White

Associate Director | Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
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Alex Wilson

President | Resilient Design Institute
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Jeffrey Zeman

Principal | TrueNorth Collective
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Micah Zender

Product Development Manager | Melink Zero
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