Columbia University Office of Environmental Stewardship Green Roof 2008

Event Wrap-up


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Greening Our Environment: Three Approaches to Cutting New York City's Carbon Footprint

Monday, June 9, 2008

Greening Our Environment was co-sponsored by the Sallan Foundation and the New York League of Conservation Voters. It was held at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and hosted by the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy.

Melissa Wright, Policy Advisor, from the Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainable Development explained how New York City government will lead by example to cut its carbon footprint by 30%. Melissa's PowerPoint Presentation has been made available for download.

Find out from Nilda Mesa, Assistant Vice President of Environmental Stewardship at Columbia University laid out Columbia University's plan to match this goal by 2017.

Author Michael Bobker, Senior Fellow, CUNY CIUS and Director of the Building Performance Lab previewed Decoding the Code, a Sallan Foundation sponsored study that examines the municipal building code's potential for promoting high performance, energy efficient construction and renovation.

Panelists:

  • Michael Bobker, Sr. Fellow, CUNY CIUS and Dir. of the Building Performance Lab
  • Nilda Mesa, Assistant V.P., Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University
  • Melissa Wright, Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainable Development

Moderators:

  • Nancy Anderson, Executive Director, the Sallan Foundation
  • Stephen Hammer, Director, Urban Energy Program, CEMTPP at Columbia University
  • Josh Nachowitz, State Policy Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters


Audio Clips

Sallan Executive Director Nancy Anderson's take on the task ahead w/regard to a Greener NYC Building and Energy Code.


Get into the weeds with Michael Bobker, Project Director, CUNY Building Performance Lab

Greening Our Environment 2008

Event Host: Columbia University SIPA
Event Host: School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA)