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John Mealy, MBB’s Sustainability Specialist, recently spoke on a panel by Greentech Media, discussing NYC’s Low Carbon Future.

Sustainability Leadership

The keynote speaker of this panel on sustainability was Costa Constantinides, New York City Council’s 22nd District Representative. The panel was moderated by Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives, NYU Urban Future Lab. The other panelists included Lia Cairone, Assistant Deputy Director, Policy, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability; Jeff Perlman, President of BrightPower; and Kelly Dougherty, Director of Energy Management, FirstService Residential New York. Follow this link to watch a video of the panel.

Director of Sustainability

A LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Passive House Designer, John Mealy of MBB Architects excels in tracking project performance toward certification goals. He advises clients on effective building systems and design options, and coordinates critical details from concept design through construction.  His project experience includes a range of educational buildings, cultural institutions, and residences. As Director of Sustainability, he has also expanded MBB’s in-house energy modeling capabilities, established standards for sustainable design, and managed the firm’s commitment to decarbonizing the built environment.

Advocacy for Sustainable Planning and Design

An active member of New York’s green design community, John serves on the Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, and previously served on the NYC Energy Conservation Code Commercial Advisory Committee. He coordinated a series of workshops on resilient public housing design at the Center for Architecture and has served on design juries at New York City College of Technology. An advocate for architecture’s role in responding to the climate crisis, John has testified before the New York City Council and participated in a panel discussion about Local Law 97, New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act.

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