Samantha Pearce is the Vice President of Sustainability at NYS Homes and Community Renewal, where she oversees the states Weatherization Assistance Program and aligns affordable housing sustainability standards across the agency. She has previously held positions as the Director of Housing Development and Sustainability for a CDC and as a Director of Energy Management Services at an Energy Management Services firm in NYC. She has over ten years of experience supporting operators and owners to reduce utility and operations costs through on-site training, data analysis, and technical field support. She has developed various Technical Service programs with a focus on portfolio benchmarking, energy audits, construction management, and technical review; all supporting affordable housing owners throughout New York. Samantha is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and also has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering.