Posted by Carla Colon on April 17 at 12:00 AM
The accomplished panel included:
Serge Appel AIA Associate Partner
, Cook+Fox Architects LLP
Serge joined Cook+Fox in 1996 and since then has helped shape a small architectural practice into a thriving studio of 65 people. He works closely with the firm’s founding partners and has played a key role in many of the firm’s major projects. He was named an Associate in 1999 and a Senior Associate in 2006. In 2007 he was named Associate Partner.
Stephan Von Muehlen Co-Founder
, Energy Hub
EnergyHub is a Brooklyn-based startup building home energy monitoring and control systems to help people reduce the amount of electricity they use and provide a human interface to the ‘Smart Grid’. Prior to founding EnergyHub, Stephan worked for Honeybee Robotics in the Technology Development group developing advanced R&D concepts for NASA and other government agencies.
Brent Baker Chief Executive Officer
, TriState BioDiesel
Under Baker’s leadership, Tri-State Biodiesel is the first, most well-known and biggest biodiesel brand in New York City, and a national pioneer in urban, sustainable biodiesel.
Anthony O. Pereira President and CEO
Anthony has more than 14 years of experience in leadership, building renewable energy projects throughout the New York metropolitan area with some of the leading architectural, engineering and construction management firms in the world.
Topics of discussion included the new Platinum LEED Bank of America building in NYC, empowering consumers to better understand their energy consumption habits, and biodiesel and solar power as viable alternate energy sources. A lively Q&A session followed the panelists presentations with many questions from the audience.
The panel concluded with optimistic words for the energy challenges ahead. Most notably Anthony Pereira quoted environmental hero Captain Planet
, "The Power is Yours!"
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