Peter Fusaro is a best selling author, thought leader and an advocate for clean energy for over 40 years. Peter is chairman of Global Change Associates, an energy and environmental advisory firm based in New York. He has worked on climate change issues for over 25 years. Peter has been a policy maker in both Washington DC and NYC, and has worked in the capital markets to catalyst investment in clean energy and energy efficiency.
Events & Tours
From Nov 13th to Nov 15th 2015, Passive House owners and residents around the globe will open their Passive House homes and offices to share their experiences and show what Passive House is all about. Join NYPH for the 12th International Passive House Days and get a first hand experience of the many advantages Passive Houses offer!
Bright ‘n Green features many Passive House elements, such as, an airtight building envelope, thermal insulation, southern facing site orientation for passive heating/cooling and daylighting, and 24/7 ventilation and air recycling, including a heat recovery ventilator and a earth heat exchanger.
The Getting to Net Zero Workshop is a great way to learn about NYSERDA’s Low-rise New Construction Program, and how it supports homebuilding aimed at net zero performance goals and renewables integration. Workshop modules will show attendees how to build the team, optimize the design and energy modeling, and analyze the economics that will help ensure a successful outcome.
Join us for BuildingEnergy NYC 15: 10/15/15 – Early Bird Registration open now! This year BuildingEnergy NYC offers six tracks and 24 fully accredited sessions to start the conversations, sharing the details on big energy savings in multifamily retrofits, the bigger picture on policy and where it’s driving the building industry, and plans for the biggest Passive House yet, out on Roosevelt Island.
As New York City strives to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050, the problem of what to do with these mid-century buildings looms large. This half-day conference will explore both the historical context that led to building practices of the era, as well as business, design, and energy conservation opportunities for retrofitting and renewing mid–century commercial buildings, public housing, and infrastructure in NYC
We’re hosting our last tour of the season in honor of graduates of Pratt’s Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management Program. Architect Robert Scarano, Tony Gelber – Director of Administrative Sustainability at Pratt Institute, and graduates will tour and discuss Bright ‘n Green, the direction of the “Green” Industry, how to increase demand for green design services, and what standards are clients willing to follow, amongst other things. We invite the public to join in as well!
On 10/29 the Bright ‘n Green project team will join the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Brighton Neighborhood Association, Inc, the New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES), members of the New York State Assembly, and more, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Come celebrate with us the completion of Bright ‘n Green!
The Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) presents Bright ‘n Green developer, Robert Scarano and His Passion for Building Green, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Columbus Ohio’s Gateway Film Center. Take the Big Apple, amazing architecture, toss in some greens (as in sustainable), and you’ve got yourself a recipe for success. Robert Scarano holds that recipe close to his chest by keeping a flow of challenging and profitable projects to inspire and energize his team. Scarano and his team work magic with ordinary building materials through design and architecture. His mentoring style of guided independence has resulted in amazing buildings where intelligent construction techniques and custom design merge to form sanctuaries of splendor.
Last Friday we hosted a tour of Bright ‘n Green for the NYCDEP. They said it was, “inspirational and thought provoking”, and that they had never seen so many sustainable-based systems in one place. Photos of the day and our new vanities and the Brooklyn designed and crafted, custom elevator cab.