Tag: tenant-savings

September 2, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Samantha Schoenberger

Countdown to BE NYC! With only50days until the conference, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making the BE NYC an exceptional industry event!   One of the professionals participating in the conference is Samantha SchoenbergerScreen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.41.26 PM Ms. Schoenberger, LEED AP, BPI MFBA, is the Real Estate Facilities Manager for Selfhelp Community Services.  An extremely intelligent and driven young woman, Samantha grew up modestly in Newburgh, NY.  Having wanted to be an architect from the age of seven, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Engineering from Alfred State College of Technology in 2007.  Samantha has worked since she was fourteen; her experience more recently includes positions at Habitat for Humanity NYC, Enterprise Community Partners, and an architecture firm.  She loves drawing and is an avid runner who is currently training for her seventh half-marathon.  Ms. Schoenberger was a presenter at last year’s NESEA conference in New York City, a speaker on tenant outreach at the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) Managing Lean and Green Program, and a panel participant on Construction Management Training at Enterprise Community Partners.   Samantha is the co-chair for the Multifamily Track of BuildingEnergy NYC 2013. (more…)

December 14, 2008

Retrofitting Existing Affordable Housing

Here are three questions from a student at Rutgers who was working on a paper about the costs, benefits, and barriers of retrofitting affordable housing to improve energy efficiency: Are the tenants of green affordable homes seeing true savings? Are they increasing awareness about other environmental issues to communities that normally wouldn’t? How are policies creating incentives for developers to build green when the savings goes mostly to the tenants? These are good questions and ones that are difficult to get definitive (or in my case, short) answers. (more…)