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  • Climate Change Adaptation In & Around NYC | Sallan, The New York Academy of Sciences, Climate Week NYC | September 2010
    systems to keep it running during heat waves Zeppie emphasized that the PANYNJ domain encompasses a number of homeland security issues which compounds the creativity needed to combat climate change at their facilities The panel moderator Alyssa Katz of the Pratt Center took a wide range of queries from the audience including questions on the impact of a carbon tax the potential relocation of NYC residents and which adaptation issues are most important for citizen focus Speaker and Moderator Bios Gary Yohe Ph D Wesleyan University Gary Yohe is the Woodhouse Sysco Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan for more than 30 years He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and received his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1975 He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles several books and many contributions to media coverage of climate issues Most of his work has focused attention on the mitigation and adaptation impacts sides of the climate issue He is a senior member of the IPCC that was awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Involved with the Panel since the mid 1990 s he served as a Lead Author for four different chapters in the Third Assessment Report that was published in 2001 and as Convening Lead Author for the last chapter of the contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report In that Assessment he also worked with the Core Writing Team to prepare the overall Synthesis Report and he continues to work for the IPCC as it begins preparations for the Fifth Assessment Report that will be published in 2013 Dr Yohe was also a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change and currently serves on the standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences He also served recently on the National Research Council Committee on America s Climate Choices Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change as well as National Research Council Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Megan Linkin Ph D Swiss Re Megan Linkin Ph D is the atmospheric perils specialist for Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation in Armonk NY Her primary responsibility is assessing the insurance risk posed by hurricanes tornadoes hail and winterstorms globally by the development of tools and techniques for underwriters and actuaries She also provides real time weather forecasts during impending catastrophic events and is one of Swiss Re s experts on climate change science She is a regular presenter at the annual meetings of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union and has manuscripts published in the Journal of Climate and Weatherwise magazine Dr Linkin received her Masters of Science in 2006 and Ph D in 2008 in atmospheric and oceanic science from the University of Maryland with her dissertation entitled North Pacific Climate Variability and Arctic Sea Ice She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University

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  • Smart Grid For Smart Cities Event | Sallan, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, The New York League of Conservation Voters and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service | February 2010
    is stochastic Farshad Khorrami explains how switching in the smart grid enables improved reliability and services by successfully integrating electric power from multiple sources Sanjoy Banerjee examines how electric power storage capabilities can permit the integration of renewables into the power grid and facilitate demand management Jane Snowdon offers a case study of a smart grid pilot project in Washington State s Olympic Peninsula This research provides insights into customer behavior in three different utility rate scenarios Michael Bobker moderates Panel Two The Challenges James Gallagher maps out the current electric power regulatory framework its capacities to integrate smart gird development and explores what is needed now He links utility regulation to the goals of PlaNYC 2030 the City s greener greater building legislation and the fact that smart grids need smart buildings Reza Ghafurian makes a presentation about Con Edison s pilot smart grid projects the role of ARRA stimulus funded initiatives and the complexities of working in a city as densely built up as New York William Hery and Ramesh Karri look into the challenges of ensuring cyber security on a web enabled power grid Based on a risk management assessment they explore the new world of global cyber vulnerabilities Rae Zimmerman moderates Panel Three Micro Grids Energy Networks Stephen Hammer and Michael Hyams shift the discussion from macro power generating and distribution systems with centralized operations and controls to decentralized micro grids that combine heat and electric power generation They report on research about New York City s building stock and the potential for creating new clean energy networks Messrs Hammer and Hyams conclude that smart grids need smart politics Self selecting participation in a smart gird future will not be sufficient Nancy Anderson moderates Keynoters Robert Catell Chair New York State Smart Grid Consortium Download Keynote

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  • Legally Green - Sustainability Shoptalk Event | the Newman Real Estate Institute – Baruch College – CUNY and The Sallan Foundation | December 2009
    Aggarwala Director of the Mayor s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability led off with on overview of the City s legislation and insight into the politics of getting to yes Panel One The Road to Compliance Turning to leading public and private sector experts the focus shifted to the practical side of making green a reality The first speaker Ariella Rosenberg Maron from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services laid out how City government is leading by example to make its building portfolio energy efficient The second speaker Michael Bobker Director of the CUNY Building Performance Lab clarified what to expect from energy performance benchmarking and the third presenter Adam Hinge a consulting energy engineer made a compelling case for both the need and the challenge of monitoring and measuring building energy performance The fourth panelist Bruce S Schlein the Citigroup Vice President for Corporate Responsibility detailed a financial sector perspective on calculating the value of energy improvements and how to pay for them The first panel was moderated by Kenneth M Block Esq Partner of Tannenbaum Halpern Syracuse Hirschtritt LLP Panel Two Beyond Compliance Turning to issues beyond compliance Alice Cook from Time Equities shed light on the experience of an owner seeking the best way to do an energy upgrade on its property portfolio Paul Rode of Johnson Controls provided real numbers from real projects relaying his engineering experience with greening the iconic Empire State Building and upcoming projects Theddi Wright Chappell of Cushman Wakefield by using a different set of real numbers explained the principles of underwriting and valuation and applied them to green high performance building The final presentation by the Executive Vice President for the Sustainability Profit Group Mayur Subbarao Esq examined financing obstacles to making existing buildings energy efficient and explored emerging

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Kilowatts to Cash | Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College – CUNY | June 2009
    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

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  • The Sallan Foundation | New York Academy of Sciences | March 2009 | Glass Buildings The Energy Challenge
    NYAS members which has since been archived and made available to Sallan readers The archived webcast has been edited into four webinar segments including on screen projections Scott Frank on Glass Buildings The Energy Challenge Adrian Tuluca on Glass Facades and Modeling for Code Compliance Chris Benedict on Finding New Metaphors Managing Cooling Loads in Glass Buildings Discussion moderated by Michael Bobker Scott Frank PE and LEED AP Partner with

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  • The Sallan Foundation | NYC District Council of Carpenters HQ | February 2009 | A New Apollo Plan
    Package was examined from five different perspectives to show how stimulus funds can move the country towards energy independence create good jobs and green New York City We have an opportunity now in this community in this room to change America like it has never been changed since the Civil Rights Movement said Jerome Ringo President of the National Apollo Alliance Mijin Cha Director of Campaign Research at Urban Agenda

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  • The Sallan Foundation | The New York City Bar Association Great Hall | October 2008 | A Nuclear Tomorrow?
    and their operational track record in New York State as elsewhere has only improved over the last decade Morgan Stanley is a supporter of investing in new capacity However the question is still open whether new nuclear power plants in fact can be financed On the positive side there is a pressing need for new base load electric capacity and from an investor s perspective putting money into this sector of the energy industry is a good way to achieve portfolio diversity with the additional economic and environmental advantage of not having to pay for carbon abatement or carbon allowances On the negative side of this equation the US has not yet set a price on carbon current capital markets are very difficult right now for all investments and utility stocks have gone down 25 50 in value These facts will make it harder for project developers to raise money because new nuclear power plants are very expensive with cost estimates ranging form 4 11 billion The current federal licensing process is new and investors do not yet know if it will work how long it will taken and what it will cost Investors are also concerned whether merchant owned plants will be able to make a profit since power prices and rates of return on investment are no longer set by regulation and this means loan guarantees are necessary to assure potential investors Edwin Lyman Senior Staff Scientist Global Security Program Union of Concerned Scientists stated that USC is neutral on the question of whether the US should construct new nuclear power plants but it identifies unresolved questions especially about safety and proliferation Regarding operational safety while the design of US plants is very different than the USSR s Chernobyl the risk of a core melt down and containment breach here is 1 a year and the human health and financial consequences of an accident grow as the number of plants in operation increases Although new plants have safety features that older plants lack these features impose costs that conventional or clean power sources don t have A related risk posed by new nuclear power plants is the gap between design costs and actual construction costs as well as known costs associated with securing plants from terrorist threats and a host of other federal security requirements Robert Alvarez Senior Scholar Institute for Policy Studies focused on the issue of standards for the disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants US policy is moving in the direction of the UK France Japan and India by allowing the recycling of spent fuel from new domestic reactors The safety of recycling technology in the US is currently unknown Sweden and Finland continue to reject recycling in favor of developing permanent disposal sites Older US plants store high level radioactive fuel waste on site in the absence of a national repository at Yucca Mountain Nevada Fuel waste is 95 uranium 4 radioactive isotopes and 1 plutonium From a weapons proliferation risk perspective

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Center for Architecture | September 2008 | Code Green Event
    York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment COTE Backstory In overhauling its Building Code for the first time in nearly four decades New York City not only achieved a major milestone in 2007 it created a sturdy platform and mechanism for future improvements in the Code As stated in its groundbreaking proposal PlaNYC 2030 the City aims to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions 30 from 2005 levels by the year 2030 Carbon dioxide dominates them and nearly 80 of carbon emissions are related to our building stock In July 2008 at the Mayor s request the New York chapter of USGBC launched a Green Codes Task Force By December it will review local laws in order to identify obstacles to green building and articulate a menu of recommendations to encourage greener high performance practices in the marketplace Panelists Michael Bobker Project Director CUNY Building Performance Lab CUNY Institute for Urban Systems and author of Decoding the Code Download Michael s PowerPoint Presentation Chris Garvin Architect Cook Fox A Member of the Mayor s Sustainability Advisory Board and Green Codes Task Force Thomas Congdon Assistant Secretary for Energy in Governor Paterson s office From 2000 2007

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