April 8, 2015
April’s Forum will be the annual Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy.
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In September of 2014, Mayor DiBlasio released the “One City, Built to Last” Plan, which unveiled a historic goal for NYC- to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to chart a long-term course for a total transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. At this forum, Bomee Jung, co-founder of GreenHomeNYC will moderate a panel of policy experts in conversation about the policies needed for neighborhoods to get beyond incremental energy reductions and put us on the path to achieve the 80×50 plan goals.
Panelists at BEEx WiSE “The Big Tent”
At the final event of the Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) breakfast symposia series on March 27, 2015, the Building Energy Exchange brought together some of the industry’s leading women to discuss bringing sustainability and resiliency to the broadest set of communities in “The Big Tent” session. The Building Energy Exchange launched the WISE series this year during Women’s History Month in order to highlight female leaders and their work accelerating sustainability programs and energy agendas.
At the final session, Ariella Maron (Principal, Buro Happold Engineering) moderated a panel of three women, Dana Bourland (Vice President, Environment Program, The JPB Foundation), Bomee Jung (Senior Director and NY Deputy Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc & Co-Founder of GreenHomeNYC) and Kit Kennedy (Director of Energy and Transportation, NRDC) who spoke to their own experiences as not only women, but as professionals in the sustainability and energy realm. In an industry where too few women are involved, the panelists discussed examples of times when they have had a chance to demonstrate their own leadership as well as experiences learning from other women about how to make huge strides in the energy efficiency realm.