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Green Buildings: The Role of Government Policy

Green Buildings: The Role of Government Policy

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

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The New York Academy of Sciences' Green Building initiative turns its attention to an investigation of the policy imperatives that will drive a new era of sustainable design. Two short lectures will set the stage for a panel discussion in which leading architects, engineers, policy-makers, and others, share views and perspectives upon the critical question - What role is government playing in catalyzing success in our efforts to achieve urban sustainability?

This meeting is part of the World Science Festival

Moderator: Craig Kneeland, NYSERDA

Paul DeCotis: "State Energy Policy: Musing on Past, Present, and Future"

John Krieble: "NYC Government Buildings - LEEDing the Way?"

Paul DeCotis is Deputy Secretary for Energy in the New York State Executive Chamber where he serves as senior energy advisor to the Governor. In this capacity, Paul is also Chair of the State Energy Planning Board.
Paul previously served as Director of Energy Analysis for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority where he oversaw state energy forecasting and planning, policy analysis and development, legislative analysis, corporate planning, and energy and R&D program evaluation.
Until his appointment as Deputy Secretary on November 19, 2007, Paul was President of Innovative Management Solutions, a management consulting business, specializing in executive and Board development, strategy and planning, and mediation, a position he has held since 1991.
Paul served in the New York State Energy Office for fifteen years, serving in many capacities; including Chief of Policy Analysis, financial analyst, and economist. Since 1985, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities including the Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Sage Graduate School.
Paul is a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC; a member of the Energy Working Group of the Coalition of Northeastern Governor's; member of the Energy Resources Board of the American University at Kosovo; board member of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, and an Editorial Board member of the Energy Efficiency Journal. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from the State University College at Brockport, his Master of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Sage Graduate School at Russell Sage College.

John Krieble is a NYS registered architect who has worked for 29 years in the public and private sectors in New York City, including the last eight as Director of Sustainable Design at the NYC Department of Design and Construction. His office is responsible for developing the agency's sustainable design program and facilitates the incorporation of sustainable strategies into DDC projects through procurement, contract requirements, research initiatives, grants, and training. Mr. Krieble has been active on several interagency working groups charged with improving the City's construction practices from the standpoint of sustainability. He has advised the Mayor's office on the rules and reporting forms for the recently enacted Local Law 86/2005 that requires many city-funded projects to achieve a LEED rating and is currently advising on the PlaNYC2030 initiative to reduce City government greenhouse gas emissions by 30% before 2018.
Prior to joining the City in 1997, he worked in several private architectural firms including Robert Stern Architects, Ehrenkrantz and Eckstut, and Croxton Collaborative. He attended colleg