The USGBC New York Upstate Leadership Awards celebrate excellence from projects, people, and partners that are working
The USGBC New York Upstate Leadership Awards celebrate excellence from projects, people, and partners that are working to create better buildings and better lives for all in our community. It is important that we celebrate our successes as a community. USGBC New York Upstate continues to inspire progress in the sustainable and resilient built environment for the rest of the state. This is thanks to the hard work of project teams and individuals with the initiative and willingness to lead our communities toward a better future for all.
The dress code is business casual.
When & Where
Join us on Thursday November 2nd, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Rail Line in Syracuse, NY. There will be an optional networking opportunity from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. For parking information please visit the venue’s website.
- Green Building of the Year Award – University at Albany, SUNY ETEC (LEED Platinum)
- Outstanding Building Design & Construction Award – Zion Hill Senior Apartments (LEED Gold)
- Community Climate Champion Award – Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS)
- Rise to the Challenge Award – The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center (LEED Platinum)
- Kevin Stack Award: Commissioner Basil Seggos, NY DEC
Click here to read more about the award winners.
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Optional networking opportunity
6:00 pm – Event begins; networking continues
6:40 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Keynote speaker
7:25 pm – 8:10 pm – Award ceremony
8:10 – 8:15 pm – NYSERDA remarks
8:15 – 8:20 pm – USGBC remarks
8:20 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking
9:00 pm – Event concludes
Our Keynote Speaker: Don Anderson
Don Anderson has been working for over four decades on building performance improvement. For most of this time, his work has focused on “voluntary market transformation programs”, benchmarking, and large portfolios of buildings. This has resulted in time logged developing and improving the Energy Star and LEED Programs and support for similar programmatic initiatives in China and India. In addition, Don spent a decade as the first Chief Sustainability Officer in private equity, where he pursued portfolio performance improvement as a path to value creation. He remains sector agnostic with a focus on low- and no-cost core business and O&M solutions that are often missed along the path to “net zero”.
Kevin Stack Award: NY DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos
Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC Co-Founder and past CEO of USGBC & GBCI, will present Commissioner Seggos with the Kevin Stack award.
Past recipients of the Kevin Stack Award for Sustainability include Kevin Stack, Patrick Jackson, Bob Fox, Rick Fedrizzi, Silda Wall Spitzer, Mike Phinney, Harry Gordon, and Joanie Mahoney.
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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Rail Line Event Venue
530 South Clinton Street