William and Anita Newman Conference Center at Baruch College Vertical Campus

Event Wrap-up

Sustainable Shoptalk Series: Kilowatts to Cash

June 5, 2009

On June 5th the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute held the third Sustainability Shoptalk, "Kilowatts to Cash," at the William and Anita Newman Conference Center high atop Baruch's Newman vertical campus on Lexington Avenue.

Cost is often perceived as a barrier to achieving energy efficiency gains. With NYC government proposing new laws mandating greater energy efficiency — and in a tough economy — it becomes even more urgent to tackle cost issues head on. Experts took a hardheaded, "green-eyeshades" look at looming compliance issues, the financial resources that New York City property owners can tap for energy efficiency projects, and the benefits they can reap.

The workshop was broken out into two parts.

Part I — Welcoming remarks by Jack S. Nyman, Director, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute; Panel One: Compliance moderated by Nancy Anderson, PhD, Executive Director, The Sallan Foundation.

NYC's Greener Greater Building Plan
Bridgett Neely, Vice President Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Greater Green Buildings Legislative Proposals
Kenneth M. Block, Esq.
Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Compliance Pays
Nancy Anderson, PhD, Executive Director
The Sallan Foundation

Panel Q&A
Moderated by Nancy Anderson, PhD, Executive Director
The Sallan Foundation

Part II — Panel Two: Challenges, Opportunities, Experience moderated by Ashok Gupta, Air and Energy Program Director and Senior Energy Economist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Reflections & outlook by Ashok Gupta; and Concluding remarks by Jack S. Nyman.

ET Is the New IT
Ronald H. Bowman, Jr., Executive Vice President
Tishman Technologies Corporation

State Incentives for Saving Energy — NYSERDA Programs
Michael T. Colgrove, Director
Energy Programs NYSERDA

Leveraging Con Edison Energy Programs
Dave Pospisil, Manager, Energy Efficiency Group
Con Edison

Math not Myth
Nicholas D’Alessandro, Manager, Tax, Construction Tax Planning
KPMG

Optimizing Sustainable Resources
Geraldine Walsh, Vice President
Grubb & Ellis

Panel Q&A
Moderated by Ashok Gupta, Air & Energy Program Director and Sr. Energy Economist
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Reflections & Outlook
Ashok Gupta, Air and Energy Program Director and Senior Energy Economist
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Closing Remarks
Jack S. Nyman, Director
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

Event Video

Kilowatts to Cash (2009) Event Video

Direct link to Part I video Last accessed on November 11, 2019

Kilowatts to Cash: Looking at Energy Retrofits through Green Eyeshades (Part 1)

Direct link to PArt II video Last accessed on November 11, 2019

Kilowatts to Cash: Looking at Energy Retrofits through Green Eyeshades (Part 2)

Event Partners

Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institutethe Sallan Foundation

Third Sustainability Shoptalk Half-Day Event 2009

Event Host: Baruch College CUNY
Event Host: The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College – CUNY