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Join the Queens Chamber's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee for a deep dive into Local Law 97. Panel 1, featuring the NYC DOB and NYC Accelerator, will discuss recent law updates. Panel 2, with NYSERDA and National Grid, will highlight available incentive programs. This event is a must-attend for those keen on understanding the law's implications and leveraging incentives.
All are welcome, feel free to bring a friend!
Speakers Speakers Tarek Arafat Senior Sustainability Analyst at NYC Department of Building Tarek Arafat Senior Sustainability Analyst at NYC Department of Building
Tarek is a dedicated innovator with a two-decade career spanning sustainability, interplanetary robotics, and user information systems. In New York City's public service sector since 2016, he effectuates transformative sustainability and environmental justice initiatives. As a key member of the DOB's LL97 team, Tarek deploys his expertise in energy efficiency, emissions reduction, policy implementation, and data-driven decision-making to drive sustainable building initiatives. His work includes launching real-time monitoring for municipal buildings and designing training seminars on energy optimization and sustainable policy. Tarek holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Urban Sustainability, and Public Administration, and in Urban Informatics and Data Science. His academic excellence and unwavering commitment to sustainability exemplify his dedication to advancing environmental progress and climate justice
Maria Cangiano NYSERDA Maria Cangiano NYSERDA
Maria Cangiano has over 14 years of experience in the Multifamily housing field. Before joining NYSERDA in May 2023, she worked for a Supportive Housing organization in NYC serving as a property manager to buildings in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Throughout her years, she has gained a passion for quality housing for all.
Maria works on NYSERDA’s Multifamily team focusing on the FlexTech, AMEEP, and IPNA programs. Shaun A. Hoyte Section Manager, Clean Energy Networks at Con Edison Shaun A. Hoyte Section Manager, Clean Energy Networks at Con Edison
Based in New York City, Shaun Hoyte brings over 16 years of experience in the energy and utility sector. In his current role as Head of Clean Energy Networks at Con Edison, Shaun establishes the strategy for and leads the team responsible for the cultivation of widespread cross-sector industry partnerships to spur market transformation and advance an equitable clean energy economy.
In recognition of his diverse market knowledge and exemplary performance, Hoytewas selected as Con Edison's honoree for the 2022 Harlem YMCA Achievers in Industry (bai) Award and was named to the 2022 Caribbean-American Power 100 list by Carib News. Shaun holds a B.S. in Business from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Sustainability from Columbia University, where he is an adjunct lecturer and was the recipient of the 2020 Alumni Dean's Excellence Award. Shaun also is the director of the Sustainability, Energy, and Entertainment Network (SEEN) at Columbia's Climate School. Ryan Letts CEO of Cleonmaye Corp.
Dr. Ryan Letts, DBA is the founder of Cleonmaye Corp. Management Consulting & R+D, located in Jamaica, Queens. Dr. Letts is an immigrant from the island of Jamaica, a US military veteran, and has experience as an architect, electrical engineer, and business specialist under contract from the US Dept. of Defense and US Small Business Administration. Using skills from his technical and academic background, Dr. Letts has expertly guided senior executives, managers, and business owners in small to medium-sized companies to successfully resolve difficult management and financial issues. The breadth of Dr. Letts experience ranges from small family-owned businesses and medium-sized firms from the food industry to innovative technology startups.
Dr. Letts specializes in using proven management theories and strategies to help executive teams align and streamline their organization internally and externally. As the president of Cleonmaye Corp., Dr. Letts has continued to assist clients at a high level by leveraging the expertise and skills learned in the Federal arena. Cleonmaye Corp. actively works with government and public organizations through Public-Private Partnerships to deliver community-based programs to expand knowledge to underserved business communities about public programs that are available to them. The work that Dr. Letts does in the community is to foster business education to empower disadvantaged business owners. From an early age, Dr. Letts was originally a naturally gifted artist who graduated to architecture, electrical engineering, and eventually business. Education has always been a core value for Dr. Letts and it a large contributor to his approach with clients. When our clients are knowledgeable, they get the right results faster, therefore saving time and avoid costly mistakes. Photography has been a recent hobby that Dr. Letts does in his free time, some other hobbies include bike riding, nature walks, reading and watching scientific studies, and exercising. Louis Rizzo Manager Customer Energy Solutions at National Grid Louis Rizzo Manager Customer Energy Solutions at National Grid
Louis Rizzo, has over 22 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing commercial and residential energy efficiency programs, marketing, business development, government relations, finance and implementing various Company process improvements.
In Louis currently role as Manager of the NY Commercial Sales team, his staff promotes, implements and supports various National Grid Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency, Demand Response and Gas Interruptible programs. In his prior roles he was the Manager of the National Grid NY Residential Portfolio Development, he effectively collaborated with leaders across the organization to pursue the achievement of our clean energy objectives and improved customer satisfaction. Louis has also held various roles within the energy efficiency, Community & Customer Management, customer marketing and growth, gas growth division, and business development within National Grid and legacy companies. He also serves on the advisory board of Building Energy Exchange (BEEX), NYSERDA C/I Coordinator taskforce and member of ASHRAE, CEE as well as a host of other energy trade organizations. Louis has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in finance and management from Adelphi University, and Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from St. John’s University. Samuel Ting NYC Accelerator Samuel Ting NYC Accelerator
Samuel Ting is a native New Yorker from the East Village with an intuitive interest in sustainability since adolescence. After attaining a B.A. in Earth and Environmental Science and a MS in Urban Sustainability, he worked as an energy efficiency intern and a Level 3 lighting auditor consultant while gaining BPI-BA and MFBA certifications in 2016 and NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate certification in 2019. Sam had served as an energy efficiency advisor for the NYC Retrofit Accelerator, Assistant Program Manager for NJ Clean Energy CHP Program, CHP inspector, NYSERDA Field Inspector and Energy Star Certification Application Reviewer. Sam is currently the Manger of Account Management and Senior Strategic Carbon Reduction Account Manager for the NYC Accelerator driven by a mission of making a positive contribution to our society and planet.
His passion for sustainability has fostered positive lifestyle changes regarding energy use, recycling, composting, ethical food sourcing and more. He loves adventure travelling with his wife to experience the beauty and thrill of visiting unique places with diverse cultures and wondrous biodiversity, which highlights the importance of sustainability and environmental preservation for future generations to come. Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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