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AMFP NYC - AMFP Conversations - "The Roadmap to Net Zero"

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
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Event Contact(s):
Andrew J Weinberg
5162403316 (p)
Registration is required before Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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An AMFP NYC Chapter Event

4:30-5:00 PM ET - Networking Breakouts
5:00-6:00 PM ET - Panel Discussion


Our NYC chapter hosts this series of programs that is both topical and conversational. These meetings start with some networking, move into informal discussions with selective guests, and end with questions and answers between members and the speakers. Help us plan upcoming AMFP CONVERSATIONS by letting us know what issues you are facing in Healthcare Facilities.

This month's topic:

"The Roadmap to Net Zero"

Meeting the Standards for Resiliency and Sustainability on Healthcare Campuses

This Conversation will revisit the goals and objectives of LL97, how healthcare systems have been asked to respond through Health and Human Services and how NY has shaped policy elsewhere in the US.  The conversation will include national and international perspectives and will review Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon reduction opportunities for healthcare end users.   The panel will discuss how the capital delivery industry has responded with new means and methods, equipment, and material options all of which need to be evaluated through the lens of capital investment throughout a life cycle to understand the impact.

-Ryan Prime, Sustainability Practice Leader, VHB

-Seth Baruch, Director, Energy and Utilities, Kaiser Permanente
-Robert Berninger
, Director of Plant Operations, Energy, and Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
-Gary Hamilton, PE, FASHE, PMP, LEED AP, EDAC, CxA
, Senior Vice President and Healthcare Practice Leader, WSP
-Amanda Kaminsky
, Director, Sustainable Construction - Americas, Lendlease
-Jennifer Silkowitz
, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

More to be announced!

Members: FREE
Nonmembers:  $40.00

You can JOIN FIRST for just $195/Stategic Partners or $95/Healthcare End Users annual membership, and then register for the member rate!
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Speaker Bios:

Robert (Bob) Berninger is the Director of Plant Operations, Energy and Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). In his 17 years with MSKCC, Bob has held various positions, first as the Energy Manager, overseeing and implementing energy conservation projects, to Plant Operations Manager, and currently as a Director managing the day to day operations of the HVAC systems and staff, overseeing the energy management systems and energy budgets, exploring and implementing energy conservation measures. Prior to this position he was the Assistant Manager of the Physical Plant at Columbia University. He holds a B.E. in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College. Robert is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CDSP). He also holds a United States Coast Guard Chief Engineer’s Steam and First Engineer Motor License. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and is a past President of the New York City Chapter of AEE. Bob was awarded the International Energy Manager of the Year in 2016 by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Gary Hamilton is a Senior Vice President and USA Healthcare Director at WSP, one of the nation’s largest engineering and infrastructure firms. He is a licensed professional engineer in USA as well as in the Europe. He has over 27 years of experience in the design healthcare facilities in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He is a Project Management Profession (PMP) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He has designed over 27 projects that achieved LEED certified status and has designed a LEED Platinum hospital. He is a Fellow of American Society of Healthcare Engineers (FASHE).

Amanda Kaminsky is Director of Sustainable Construction for Lendlease Americas. Building on a couple decades of deep collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to pilot and standardize lasting industry improvements, Amanda is continuing this work at scale with Lendlease construction, development, supply chains, recycling networks, policy makers, and the communities where Lendlease builds. Amanda is an Emeritus Board Member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, a Director on the Recycling Certification Institute Board, an Advisory Board Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, and a Reuse Partner of Build Reuse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia.

Ryan Prime is VHB’s Sustainability Practice Leader based in New York. He works to integrate sustainability throughout VHB’s operations, business practices, and client deliverables. In addition to his corporate responsibilities Ryan is providing consulting services on several projects pursuing Envision verification such as the Penn Station Access Project and The Battery Coastal Resiliency Project. Prior to joining VHB, Ryan was Director, Strategic Performance for an international construction firm, where he was responsible for the US business unit carbon reporting. Ryan also led the team responsible for developing and executing the sustainability program for the $4 billion LGA Terminal B Redevelopment project. Ryan has served as chair of the Construction Industry Workgroup for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and has provided his expertise in the development and review of the Envision Rating System 2.0 and 3.0. In addition he lectures at Columbia University on sustainable development for the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Ryan is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers’ Sustainable Infrastructure Standards Sub-Committee which just released ASCE/COS 73-23: Standard Practice for Sustainable Infrastructure. Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Geoscience from Boston College and a M.E. degree in Ocean Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Silkowitz, Energy and Sustainability Manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), works on managing energy consumption and GHG emissions as well as energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability projects. Jennifer’s 15-years in the industry started with a focus on business development in the solar industry. Prior to joining MSK, Jennifer worked on several NYC and NYS energy efficiency programs including the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and NYSERDA Commercial and Industrial Incentive Program. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin. Jennifer received the 2023 Young Energy Professional of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineer’s New York Chapter.

More coming soon!