About This Course:
Sustainability, the ability to perform services and profit, while conserving our natural resources, is becoming accepted as a necessary business approach. Many companies, municipalities, etc. are beginning to understand that it does not serve them well to use up needed resources (clean water, materials, energy) and pollute the land and air in pursuit of profits. Businesses can do very well conserving resources and polluting less. But one should not just start a Sustainability Program randomly. It takes planning and smarts. This learning program explains some of the considerations necessary to increase the chances of success.
Course Code: AIA 500SPIR
Accreditation: 3.0 AIA LU-HSW / PE PDH (NY)
Duration: 3 Hours
About the Speaker:
Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, EBCP
Owner of the consulting firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC
He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York with over 30 years of technical consulting experience in the areas of energy, climate change, sustainability, and air and environmental compliance. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and an Existing Building Commissioning Professional with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. Marc has extensive experience performing ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits for diverse building types (such as office buildings, schools, warehouses, and multi-families) in the New York City Metropolitan area and nationally.
Marc also performs building retro-commissioning evaluations, to assure building owners that their systems are operating optimally (they are getting their money’s worth). Marc has combined both his energy auditing and retro-commissioning experience to help dozens of buildings comply with New York City’s Local Law 87, mandatory energy auditing and retro-commissioning for large buildings, discovering many opportunities for savings in buildings. Marc uses this knowledge to perform project management projects for clients to ensure that energy savings are fully realized in the actual implementation of upgrades.
Marc also performs greenhouse gas emission inventories (carbon footprints), green building assessments, and has led training to ensure that operators understand how to maintain their energy upgrade strategies so that they continue to benefit the building in the future. Marc also performs evaluations of air emissions from commercial and industrial processes, including emission inventories, design of air pollution control equipment, permitting, and evaluation of potential health effects of air toxics. Marc has performed successful projects for such major firms as ExxonMobil, Alberto-Culver, IBM, Cytec, the United Nations, and the New York Archdiocese.