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Thomas J. Grech (President & CEO of Queens Chamber of Commerce)

Thomas J. Grech

President & CEO of Queens Chamber of Commerce

Tom’s career has spanned the printing and publishing industries over the past 25 years with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Merrill Corporation and SONY DADC. For the past five years, he has been involved in the energy industry. Most recently, Tom was Director of Sales for CCI Energy Solutions, Inc.

His other interests include investing in multi-family real estate, adviser to non-profit and for-profit boards.

Originally from Astoria, Tom lives in Malverne, NY with his wife and their daughter and son. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA with a BS in Accounting and received his MBA in International Business from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.

He has served as President & CEO of Queens Chamber of Commerce since July of 2015.

Costa Constantinides (NYC City Council Member at City of NY)

Costa Constantinides

NYC City Council Member at City of NY

Costa Constantinides represents the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which includes his native Astoria along with parts of Jackson Heights, Woodside, and East Elmhurst. He serves as chair of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee and sits on four additional committees: Parks, Transportation, For-Hire Vehicles, and Land Use, as well as the sub-committee on Zoning and Franchises. Environmental policy has been a priority for Costa. The Council unanimously passed his bill to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050, now Local Law 66 of 2014. To help achieve this, Costa has sponsored additional legislation to encourage more use of solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels.

Marshall Haimson (President at E-Capital Development Inc.)

Marshall Haimson

President at E-Capital Development Inc.

Marshall Haimson is the founder and President of E-Capital Development/E-Capital Insurance Services. He has specialized in designing insurance programs for Energy and Environmental risks for over 30 years. He is currently pioneering new kinds of policies that insure the performance of renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects, and secure the results for their owners, developers, and financiers. Marshall holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from Arizona State University and was previously an Exploration Geologist for Shell Oil Company.

David Forman (VP, Energy Solutions at Ecosave Inc.)

David Forman

VP, Energy Solutions at Ecosave Inc.

David is a Business Development Manager based in New York City. Owning his own business, he has over 30 years’ experience in solving complex problems and strategic planning for privately held business owners. David has been focused on energy efficiency for 5 years. His style of relationship selling, managing client expectations and method of communication has made him an invaluable part of the Ecosave Inc. team.

His prior background as an accountant with the Big Eight allows him the ability to explain complex financial models of dollar savings with the practical needed solutions of saving energy consumption and the impact to the building owner. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Matthew McCue (JouleSmart Buildings)

Matthew McCue

JouleSmart Buildings

After 10 years in working in Technology for EMC and Oracle Corporation specializing in data storage, business intelligence and integration in Massachusetts, Matt moved to New York City where he began his 10 year career in Real Estate. As Director of Sales and Marketing at CodeGreen Solutions he grew the business from $750,000 to $10 million annually over the course of 8 years. Matt captured over 30% (250 Million Square Feet) of the New York City Commercial Real Estate market by selling ENERGY STAR Benchmarking services (Local Law 84), ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits (Local Law 87), Retro-Commissioning Analysis (Local Law 87), LEED Certification and Corporate & REIT Sustainability Reporting services to the likes of RXR Realty, Boston Properties, CBRE, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and many more.

Matt is currently leveraging his passion for technology, sustainability and energy efficiency in the commercial real estate market to run Sales in New York for JouleSmart. JouleSmart is an Energy Efficiency as a Service company specializing in energy and carbon emission reduction for small to medium businesses and franchises. Matt is excited to be working with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Gold Standard Taskforce to help building owner’s and operator’s comply with Local Law 97 while reducing their energy usage by approximately 30% at $0 upfront cost. JouleSmart’s performance is guaranteed and fully insured by Hartford Steam Boiler.

Stephen Owen (Community Relations Officer at SOL ALLIANCE)

Stephen Owen

Community Relations Officer at SOL ALLIANCE

Stephen Owen is the founder and Managing Partner of Sol Alliance as well as a Partner with Solbrana Financial. For the past 10 years, he has specialized in commercial solar projects in the Northeast with a strategic focus on NYC. His wide-ranging expertise includes owners’ representation/consulting, project coordination, creative structuring financing, and project development. Sol Alliance’s Georgetown Mews Co-Op project (1.6MW, 32 buildings in Flushing, NY) provides electricity to over 900 families, and is one of the largest solar installations in the NYC area.

Adam Stolorow (Partner at Sive, Paget & Riesel)

Adam Stolorow

Partner at Sive, Paget & Riesel

Adam is an experienced litigator specializing in environmental, land use, regulatory and municipal law. He represents private parties, municipalities and government agencies in a wide range of issues including the environmental review and permitting of development projects under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), compliance and resolution of environmental enforcement matters before federal, state, and local agencies, zoning challenges, redevelopment of brownfield properties and site remediation. His work on Superfund cases includes the representation of a multi-national corporation at a complex contaminated sediment site and the representation of a Native American nation as trustee for natural resource damages claims.

As a founding Board member of the newly-formed NYC Climate Action Alliance, Adam is committed to finding environmental solutions that help the City achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent and offsetting remaining emissions to achieve a carbon-neutral NYC by 2050.

Prior to joining Sive, Paget & Riesel in 2011, Adam served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department, where he defended the City’s initiative to “green” its yellow taxi fleet against claims of preemption under the Clean Air Act, brought litigation to defend the City’s watershed, and defended City infrastructure projects in cases involving SEQRA and ULURP review, the use of City parkland, and eminent domain. Before attending law school, Adam served as the statewide volunteer coordinator and aide to then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, and as a communications officer in the United States Army Signal Corps.