U.S. Green Building Council - Long Island hosts 10th Annual Building Green Long Island Gala

August 01, 2017 - Long Island
Pictured above (from left) are the USGBC-LI board of directors: Mattew Palladino, E.W. Howell; Joseph Doolan, TD Bank; vice chairman Victor DaCosta, USGBC-LI; Megan Bove, JRM Construction Management LLC; Brian Sahn, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Shwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP; chairman Sammy Chu, USGBC-LI; Joseph Scarola, Gordon L Seaman, Inc.; and Robert Stricoff, American Land Services.

 

Melville, NY U.S. Green Building Council - Long Island (USGBC-LI), an organization dedicated to encouraging and facilitating sustainable practices on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, residents, and building industry professionals, hosted its 10th Annual Building Green Long Island Gala on Tuesday, June 6th at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington.

This year the USGBC-LI honored the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and VHB for their exceptional work in the green sector. 

Shown (from left) are:  Mussara - Sustainability Institute at Molloy College;
Ed Thompson, vice president for advancement at Molloy College; Neal Lewis,
executive director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College; Sammy Chu,
chairman of the USGBC-LI; Cathrine Muscente, assistant VP of Mission
Integration and Development; Cynthia Metzger, director of corporate relations;
and Angela Zimmerman, coordinator, Long Island Initiative at Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College was awarded the USGBC-LI 2017 LEED-er of the Year for their efforts in promoting education both on and off campus focusing on implementing clean energy, reducing environmental toxins, and executing sustainable land use planning. 

VHB was given the USGBC-LI 2017 Lifetime Achievement award for their leadership and innovation in the sustainable planning and design of environmental, transportation, and infrastructure systems. VHB incorporates LEED standards into projects for new construction, neighborhood development, and existing building operations and management. 

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone attended the event to show his support for the USGBC-LI, and their continuing efforts to make a more sustainable Long Island.

The 10th Annual Building Green Long Island Gala was attended by many influential green industry professionals, including representatives from PSEG Long Island, E.W. Howell Construction Group and TD Bank. 

USGBC-LI is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating sustainable practices on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, residents, and building industry professionals. USGBC-LI works to bring these values to the communities of Long Island. The chapter provides educational and outreach programs, reaching local municipalities and code officials while providing local contractors, engineers, and other building industry professionals with the resources they need to incorporate green practices in their projects and work toward LEED certification.

 

Shown (from left) are: Hon. Paul Tonna, executive director, USGBC-LI;
and Courtney Riley, Director of Land Development, VHB.

 

Shown (from left) are: Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone; Sammy Chu, USGBC-LI chairman; and Thomas McAteer, Jr., executive vice president of Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc.

 

Shown (from left) are: Ed Thompson, vice president of advancement at Molloy College; Neal Lewis, executive director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College; and Sammy Chu, USGBC-LI chairman.

 

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