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Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy 12/6-7/06 Albany

Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy, December 6th & 7th, 2006

Join many of the nation’s leaders in the fields of green buildings, green energy, and  green products and production in Albany on December 6th – 7th for Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy A Symposium on Building a Safe and Sustainable Future for New York State. The conference will take place at the Legislative Office Building , State and Swan Sts., Albany .This symposium will bring together businesses, labor representatives, environmentalists, government, and academia to discuss the potential for simultaneously improving environmental responsibility and economic development in New York State . This day and a half conference will feature tracks on Green Building and Siting, Green Energy, and Green Design and Production.

Key speakers include: Ken Geiser of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Toxic Use Reduction Institute of Massachusetts; Roger Saillant, President and CEO, Plug Power; Eric Corey Freed, organicARCHITECT recently seen on “Building Green” series on PBS; Eric Friedman, Director of State Sustainability, MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs; Clare Lindsay, Project Director, EPA Extended Product Responsibility; Neil Murphy, President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and Roger Slotkin, CEO, Odyne Corporation.


The conference is designed to be interactive. Panelists will give only a short introduction followed by pointed questions regarding the direction of green energy, building or production in New York .  The audience will critique what is working in New York State and provide input on how to remain sustainable, while facilitating statewide economic growth.The conference will close with the New York State Environmental Excellence Awards luncheon, with a keynote address from Denise M. Sheehan, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Presentations about innovative and sustainable programs will be given by award winners.

To register visit www.hehe-ny.org, or Call Matt Shapiro at 518-462-5527.

* Healthy Environment * Healthy Economy *

Building a Safe and Sustainable Future in New York State

New York State Legislative Office Building

Albany, New York

December 6 and 7, 2006

Day 1 – December 6th, 2006

       

Plenary Session I                                                                                 Day 1, 9:00 – 10:30

(Hearing Room B)

The Next Ten Years:  Opportunities and Challenges

What are some of the most promising opportunities that exist today for building a safe and sustainable economy?  What are the most important challenges?

The Whole Picture, Moderator:  Hon. Erin Crotty, President, The Crotty Group; former Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Green Buildings and Communities: Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organic ARCHITECT

Green Energy:  Jeff Jones, State Coordinator, New York State Apollo Alliance

Green Design and Production:  Ken Geiser, Co-Director, Lowell Massachusetts Center for Sustainable Production and Board Member, Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Refreshment Break (vendor displays)                                       Day 1, 10:30 – 10:45

(the Well)

Concurrent Workshop Session I                                                Day 1, 10:45 -12:15

                                                                                                           

1.       A Breath of Fresh Air: Health, Safety and the Quality of Buildings(Hearing Room A)

What kinds of results are we seeing from green buildings relative to health, safety, well-being, and productivity?

o         Jim Andrews, Editor, New York House Magazine

o         Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organic ARCHITECT

o         Kevin Stack, President, Northeast Natural Homes

o         Bill Walsh, Executive Director, Healthy Building Network

o         Janus Welton, Architect and Design Principal, Eco-Arch DesignWorks

                          

Moderator : Kathy Curtis, Policy Director, Clean New York

2.  Megawatts to Negawatts:  Energy Conservation and Efficiency  (Hearing Room B)

      What are the latest and greatest models for energy conservation?  How can we replicate and/or continue to build on those models in New York State ?

o         Fred Zalcman, Executive Director, Pace Energy Project

o         Bob Callendar, Vice President of Programs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

o         Kit Kennedy, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

o         Jeff Jones, State Coordinator, New York State Apollo Alliance

Moderator: Jeff Sama, Chair, NYS Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Council

3.  Innovating for the Present and the Future: Green Chemistry, Design and Production (Hearing Room C)

What are the latest and greatest trends in green chemistry, sustainable design, and clean production?

o         Dr. Roshan J. J. Jachuck, Research Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University

o         Roger Saillant, President and CEO, Plug Power

o         Michael Haselkorn, Senior Staff Engineer, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT

o         Mark Rossi, Research Director, Clean Production Action

o         William Davies, President, Davies Office Refurbishing

Moderator: Nabil Nasr, Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT

Lunch  (vendors displays)                                                        Day 1, 12:15- 1:45

(The Well)

Concurrent Workshop Session II                                               Day 1, 1:45 – 3:15

1.  There’s No Place Like Home: Greening Our Communities (Hearing Room A)

     What are the best examples of sustainable communities, and how can we replicate those successes in New York State ?

o         Gay Nicholson, Program Coordinator, Sustainable Tompkins

o         Scott Townsend, Founder and Principal, 3tarchitects

o         Rich Hackman, Program Manager, Energy Services,  New York Power Authority

o         Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley

o         Joni Monroe, Executive Director, Rochester Regional Community Design Center

Moderator:  Paul Bray, President, P.M.Bray LLC

2.  Here Comes the Sun:  Trends in Green Energy Generation (Hearing Room B)

What are the latest and greatest models for increasing reliance on green energy in the U.S. and New York State ?  How do we continue to increase reliance on green energy sources in New York State ?

o         John St. Cross, Senior Project Manager, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

o         Dave Gahl, Air and Energy Program Director, Environmental Advocates of NY

o         Marc Brammer Research Analyst, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

o         Jeff Irish, P.E., Hudson Valley Clean Energy

Moderator: Kelly Bennett, Director, Business Development, Sterling Planet

3.  To Market, To Market:  Strategies for Green Products (Room 711-A)

What are the key challenges and opportunities for achieving market transformation?

o         Clare Lindsay, Project Director. Extended Product Responsibility. Office of Solid Waste US EPA

o         Michael Whyte, Rochester Computer Recycling and Recovery

o         Lester Cornelius, Optical Technologies Inc.

o         Mike Schade, PVC Campaign Coordinator, National Center for Health, Environment & Justice

o         JoAnn Pacinelli, Executive Vice President, COO Perfectly Natural Solutions U.S

Moderator Bobbi Chase-Wilding, Organizing Director, Clean NY

4.  Greening Institutions:  Strategies for Business, Farms, and Health Care(Hearing Room C)

What are the latest and greatest models for greening businesses, farms and health care facilities?  How can we replicate and/or continue to build on those models in New York State ?

o         Roger Saillant, President and CEO, Plug Power

o         Marvin Stillman, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Rochester

o         Brian Ziehm, Dairy Farmer, Tiashoke Farms, Washington County ; Member,
State Board of Directors, New York State Farm Bureau

Moderator: Nabil Nasr, Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT

Coffee Break                                                                                        Day 1, 3:15 – 3:45

Concurrent Workshop Session III                                             Day 1, 3:45 – 5:15

1.  Little Green House on the Prairie (and in Town): Small Building Certification (Room # 711-A)

     How do we make certifications work for small buildings?

o         Craig Kneeland, Senior Project Manager, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

o         Jeff Irish, P.E., Hudson Valley Clean Energy

o         Jeff Golden, Founding Director, Common Fire Foundation

o         Julia Lynch, “Green” Project Manager, Full Spectrum

Moderator: Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, USGBC, LEED AP, Collins + Scoville Architects, PC

2.   Green on the Go: Energy and Transportation (Hearing Room B)

     What will the future look like for “green” transportation?  What steps can we take now to achieve a more sustainable system?

o         Tim Gilchrist, Chief of Transportation Strategy, NYS Department of Transportation

o         Neil Murphy, President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

o         Jon Orcutt, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

o         Roger M. Slotkin, CEO, Odyne Corporation

o         Melanie Zeman, Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA Region 2, Mobile Source Team

Moderator: Jeff Sama, Chair, NYS Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Council

3.  Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Fostering Green Innovation (Hearing Room A)

How do we foster green innovation in small and medium sized businesses, who are just trying to keep up and get through the day?

o         William Davies, President,  Davies Office Refurbishing

o         Nabil Nasr, Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT

o         Richard W. Krause, Project Manager, High Tech of Rochester

Moderator:  Jim Gilbert, Environmental Manager, Environmental Investment
Program,
Empire State Development Corporation

4.  Greening Institutions:  Strategies for Government and Schools (Hearing Room C)

      What are the latest and greatest models for greening government institutions and schools?  How can we replicate and/or continue to build on those models in New York State ?

o         Eric Friedman, Director of State Sustainability, Massachusetts

o         Randall Solomon, Founder and Executive Director, New Jersey Sustainable State Institute

o         Michael Sheehan, Director of Facilities, Operations, and Safety, Baldwin Union Free School District

Moderator,  Steve Breyman, Director, Ecological Economics, Values and Policy Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Board Co-Chair, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition 

Day 2 – December 7th, 2006

Tabling (The Well)                                                                   Day 2, 8:30 – 9:30

Concurrent Workshop Session IV                                              Day 2, 9:30 – 11:00

1.   Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Green Building Materials and Applications (Room # 711-A)

 

How do we facilitate the growth of sustainable materials markets?

o         Steve Beck, Director of Project Solutions,  LeChase Construction Services

o         Jim Coler, Vice President, Coler Natural Insulation

o         Paul McGinniss, Principal Broker, New York Real Estate Group

o         Jeff Irish, PE, Hudson Valley Clean Energy

Moderator: Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, USGBC, LEED AP, Collins + Scoville Architects, PC

2.  Sweeter Carrots, Sharper Sticks: Government Policy and Innovation (Hearing Room B)

What are the latest and greatest models for promoting more widespread reliance on green chemistry, sustainable design, and clean production?

·       National / International policies

o         Joel Tickner, Co-Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

·       State policies

o         Steve Breyman, Director, Ecological Economics, Values and Policy Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

·       Local policies

o         Brenda Grober, Environmental Manager, Environmental Investment Program,
Empire State Development Corporation

·       Labor initiatives

o         Steffi Domike, Communications Coordinator, United Steel Workers Associate Member Program

Moderator:  Jeff Sama, Chair, NYS Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Council

3.  The Right Stuff: Defining Green in The Marketplace (Hearing Room A)

    How Do We Define Green?  What are the Appropriate Criteria, and Who Should Decide?

o         Alicia Culver, Executive Director, Green Purchasing Institute

o         Ed Horn, PhD. Research Scientist, NYS Department of Health

o         Cameron Lory, Chemical Hazards Prevention Program Coordinator, INFORM

o         Patti Wood, Executive Director, Grassroots Environmental Education

o         JoAnn Pacinelli, Executive Vice President, COO, Perfectly Natural Solutions U.S

Moderator: Elizabeth Meer, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli, Chair, Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation

4.  Tilting at Windmills: Community Impact and Siting Issues (Hearing Room C)

How do we improve the energy and manufacturing infrastructure in New York State to reduce or avoid disproportionate impacts on communities?  What are the best models for the siting of new facilities, transmission and transportation systems?

o         Marion Trieste, President, Trieste Associates

o         Mathy Stanislaus,Co-Director, New Partners for Community Revitalization Co-Chair, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

o         Daniel Mackay, Director of Public Policy, Preservation League of New York State

Moderator: Bobbi Chase-Wilding, Organizing Director, Clean NY

Coffee Break                                                                            Day 2, 11:00 – 11:15

(The Well)

Plenary Session II                                                                                Day 2, 11:15 – 12:45

Plenary Session II – The Next Ten Years:  Strategies for Building a Safe and Sustainable Future in New York State (Hearing Room B)

Panelists will each be asked for at least one breakthrough idea, commitment or opportunity that they, their organization, or sector can or should bring about to help business more rapidly grow a green economy for energy, manufacturing, commerce and construction in New York State

Construction sector business:  Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, USGBC, LEED AP, Collins + Scoville Architects, PC

Energy sector business:  Carol Murphy, Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy

Production sector business:  Lorna Midgelow, Project Director, Rochester Green Business Network

Environmental and Public Health Organizations: Anne Rabe, Member, Alliance for a Toxic-free Future, Chair, Citizens’ Env. Coalition TAC, Campaign Coordinator, Center for Health  Environment and Justice

Community/Environmental Justice Organizations:  Aaron Mair, Chair, W Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center

State Government:  Jeff Sama, Chair, NYS Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Council

Academia:  Nabil Nasr, Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT

The Whole Picture and Wrap up:  Moderator:  Steve Breyman, Director, Ecological Economics, Values and Policy Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Board Co-Chair, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

New York State Environmental Excellence Awards

Ceremony and luncheon (vendor displays)                                           Day 2, 12:45 – 2:45

(The Well)

Presenter:  Sheehan, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

·          Presentations about award winning, innovative and sustainable programs

Dessert Reception (vendor displays)                                                    Day 2, 2:45 – 3:15

(The Well)

Underwriters: 

(list in formation)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

www.dec.state.ny.us

Collins + Scoville Architects, P.C.

www.csarchpc.com

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

www.nyserda.org

New York Power Authority

www.nypa.gov

Davies Office Refurbishing, Inc.

www.daviesoffice.com

New York House Magazine / Shinemedia

www.housemedianetwork.com

Sponsors:

(list in formation)

New York State Legislators:

Hon. Carl L. Marcellino, Chair, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

Hon. Alexander “Pete” Grannis, Chair, Assembly Insurance Committee

Hon. Paul D. Tonko, Chair, Assembly Energy Committee

Hon. Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, Assembly Health Committee

Hon. David Koon, Chair, Assembly Legislative Commission on Toxic Substances & Hazardous Waste

www.senate.state.ny.us, www.assembly.state.ny.us

Alliance for Clean Energy, NY www.aceny.org

Alliance for a Toxic-Free Future www.cectoxic.org

American Institute of Architects, ENY www.aiaeny.org

American Institute of Architects, NYS www.aianys.org

American Lung Association – NYS  www.alanys.org

Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, RIT www.cims.rit.edu

Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer www.craab.org

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition www.cectoxic.org

Clean New York www.clean-ny.org

Collins + Scoville Architects, PC www.csarchpc.com

Ecological Economics, Values and Policy Program, RPI www.rpi.edu/academics/interdisciplinary/eevp.html

Empire State Development Corporation www.empire.state.ny.us

Environmental Advocates of New York www.eany.org

Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc. www.eba-nys.org

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County www.fcwc.org

Government Law Center of Albany Law School www.albanylaw.edu

Healthy Schools Network www.healthyschools.org

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition www.hbcac.org

Institute for Health and the Environment, SUNY Albany www.albany.edu/ihe

Long island Association, Inc. www.longislandassociation.org

The Nature Conservancy www.tnc.org

New York Public Interest Research Group www.nypirg.org

New York State Apollo Alliance www.apolloalliance.org

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority www.nyserda.org

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association www.nesea.org

PEF/encon, Division 169 of the NYS Public Employees Federation at NYSDEC, AFL-CIO www.pefencon.info

Prevention is the Cure www.preventionisthecure.org

Rochester Green Business Network www.rgbn.org

Saratoga Foundation for Women Worldwide www.saratogafoundation.org

Sustainable Hudson Valley www.sustainhv.org

Sustainable Tompkins www.sustainabletompkins.org

West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT) www.weact.org

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