NYSAEP Chapter Events


All events are being held virtually unless otherwise stated. To receive email notification and meeting invites, please sign up on the membership page!

Wednesday, April 18th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Please join us for a special presentation on ENVISION application of Climate and Resiliency Credits with Jennifer Ninete, a Sr. Sustainability Specialist with HDR.   Jennifer will provide an ENVISION Overview, Summary of Climate and Resiliency Category and Credits, and examples of ENVISION application with a recent Case Study.


Wednesday, January 24th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Please join us for a special presentation on Climate Justice with Chris Whitehead of ESI.   As climate-induced impacts continue to pile up, it is unfortunately those in overburdened communities who often bear a greater percentage of these impacts.  Chris will be discussing climate change risks, resiliency models and implications for the industry and communities.

Wednesday, September 13th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Please join us for a special presentation on Embodied Carbon Guidance in conformity with NYS Executive Order 22 from Mikhail Haramati (NYSERDA) and Mariane Jang (NYSOGS).

Wednesday, July 19th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Thomas Abdallah, VP of Design Services & Chief Environmental Engineer at MTA C&D,  recently authored the 2nd Edition of Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation. Thomas will discuss his new book in detail.  Mass Transit is the most sustainable solution for cities to combat the effects of global climate change, limit pollution, and reduce the use of fossil fuels.  Thomas will discuss the different types of public mass transit systems, including heavy and light rail systems, and bus networks, and discuss the environmental mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts in operations, design, and capital construction projects.

Wednesday, June 14th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Fatou Jabbie, CEO and Founder of USL Technology Inc, will give an overview of Decarbonization Strategies in NYC, considering buildings and other infrastructure sectors.  USL Technology Inc, is an owner’s representative for commercial, data centers, industrial and Government buildings, specializing in sustainable design strategies, energy auditing, efficiency, measurement & verification, energy modeling, demand management, NY City local law 87 compliance and LEED (new and existing building) consulting.

Fatou’s presentation will review regulations, common issues, and recommendations to apply moving forward.   

Tuesday, March 21st, 10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Pamela Yonkin, the Sustainability & Resiliency Director at HDR, will give an overview of Decarbonization and GHG Reduction Strategies across transportation, water, energy and other infrastructure sectors.  

Pam’s presentation will review regulations and guidance materials, common issues, and lessons learned to apply moving forward.   

Wednesday, January 11th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Brian Nicholson of the NYSDEC Division of Water will review solar farm development related to stormwater construction. 

His presentation will cover NYS solar regulations and guidance documents, common issues found on solar project sites, and lessons learned to apply moving forward.   A particular focus will be given to the SPDES Stormwater Construction Permit, SPDES CAFO Permit, Flood Control program, and Dam Safety program.

Wednesday, December 14th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Julie Tighe, President of NY Conservation League of Voters (NYCLV), will give us a Post-Election update on the State’s priority environmental programs and policies, including renewable energy, vehicle electrification, clean water, clean air and open space.

Thursday, November 16, 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Big Shine Energy will be giving a Tech Talk on ASHRAE audits for lighting, solar, EV Charging and HVAC systems.

Friday, October 28th, 5:30PM

Happy Hour! at Ulysess Tavern on 58 Stone Street, NY, NY. A great networking opportunity, come join us on Stone Street for a little TGIF!

Thursday, September 29th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Alexander Shaw of Big Reuse will be presenting on the NYC Compost Program they facilitate with the City Dept. of Sanitation (DSNY), which includes recycling and reused goods.   The NYC Compost Program has been reinvigorated recently and Alexander will give the highlights.

Big Reuse is a non-profit organization supporting community based environmental initiatives. Through reuse, green job training, community composting, and environmental outreach – Big Reuse fights climate change with zero waste initiatives. Our Reuse Center takes in donations of furniture, home goods, clothing, appliances, plumbing, lighting fixtures, doors & windows, kitchen cabinet sets, reclaimed lumber, and more.

As an Operations Coordinator, Xander manages the day-to-day tasks of making compost and hosting public programming at the Salt Lot Community Compost Site in Gowanus. With over 4 years of experience in the NYC Community Composting community Xander is passionate about engaging with the public while making a resource for the planet. 

Big Reuse - Non-Profit Retail Store and Donation Center

Wednesday, June 11th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Title: NY’s Energy Transition – How will we meet the Climate Act’s Goals? What the CAC is doing and how it operates.

Presenter Bio: Donna L. DeCarolis was named President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, National Fuel’s Utility subsidiary, in February 2019. She has had a long and successful career with the Company. During her tenure, Donna has managed a number of different business areas, including corporate Investor Relations, Utility Customer Quality Assurance, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Utility Energy Marketing, Government Affairs, Utility Consumer Business/Customer Service as well as having previously headed up several of the Company’s non-regulated business entities.

As an active participant in economic, cultural, and educational nonprofits, Donna serves on numerous boards in leadership roles, including as Chairperson of The Business Council of New York State and as President for Buffalo’s Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House. In 2019, she was named the second appointment to the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member body created in statute under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The Council is charged with developing a plan to reach New York State’s 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.

Additionally, Donna is chair of the Martin House Restoration Corporation’s board of directors, a board member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Niagara University, a member of the University at Buffalo School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council and the Society of Gas Lighting. She is a past board chairperson for Shea’s O’Connell Preservation Guild as well as for Leadership Buffalo, of which she is also a graduate. Donna holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo. She resides in Buffalo with her husband.

National Fuel Gas Company is an integrated energy company reporting

Wednesday, May 11th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Diane Reilly of TRC will present on “Environmental Justice Challenges & Solutions related to the Last NYS EJ Regulations”

Presenter Bio: Diane Reilly, Senior Economist with TRC, has over 25 years of environmental consulting experience including extensive experience providing Environmental Justice and socioeconomic analyses for a variety of industries. She has expertise with JEDI modeling for renewable energy and natural gas-fire power projects. Ms. Reilly provides analyses of Environmental Justice, socioeconomic, recreational and land use impacts for Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). Ms. Reilly serves as the lead for TRC’s Environmental Justice team.

Wednesday, April 13th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Dr. Grace Andrews of Project Vesta will present: “Coastal Enhanced Weathering as a dual-purpose climate change mitigation and coastal protection strategy”

Presenter Bio: Dr. Grace Andrews received her PhD in Earth Science from Northwestern University. She has dedicated her career to developing Enhanced Weathering, a cutting-edge climate change mitigation technology based on decades-long research into chemical weathering, the Earth’s natural process for regulating atmospheric CO2 levels. She spent a number of years at the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation where she implemented the first large-scale field trials of agriculture-based Enhanced Weathering. Presently, Dr. Andrews serves as the VP of Scientific Research at Project Vesta, a public benefit corporation conducting the R&D behind coastal-based Enhanced Weathering.

Wednesday, March 9th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

NYPA and Invenergy will be presenting on “Clean Path NY” (Wind & Solar Program).

Wednesday, February 9th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM 

Michelle Piasecki (Harris Beach PLLC) will present on solar and other renewable energy programs across New York State.

Wednesday, January 12th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Thomas Abdallah (MTA C&D), President of NYSAEP, will present an overview of NYSAEP’s mission and goals for 2022 and beyond.

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