Tiffany Broyles Yost is the Director of Programs at Urban Green Council and has been involved in the research, design, and development of green building and master planning projects for over 10 years. Most recently an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, Tiffany led KPF’s global Environmental Network providing sustainable design strategies for a variety of commercial office, residential, academic, and mixed-use projects.
Jessica Cooper is the Programs Manager at Urban Green Council and, having worked in the architecture and design industry since 2007, has experience in project management, design, and construction. In her previous position at LB Architects, Jessica founded SustainLB, a group that is focused on conceiving ways of incorporating sustainability into the design process. Jessica holds a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Yetsuh Frank is Director of the New York City office of YR&G. An architect, educator and writer, Yetsuh has more than 15 years experience spearheading sustainability throughout the building industry. Yetsuh was Director of Programs at Urban Green Council from 2008 to 2011.
Ellen Honigstock is the Director of Construction Education at Urban Green Council, and runs GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training. GPRO is a series of courses and certificate exams that teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.
Richard Leigh is the Director of Research at Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council of New York and was Senior Engineer at the Community Environmental Center. He spent many years at Brookhaven National Laboratory developing energy efficient and solar technologies and studying national energy planning, and was Associate Professor of Physics at Pratt Institute for five years, where he still teaches part time. He holds a PhD in Physics from Columbia University; an AB from Oberlin College; a Professional Engineer’s license from New York State; and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Cecil Scheib is the Director of Advocacy at Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council of New York and has over twenty years sustainability experience. He was most recently Director of Energy and Sustainability at New York University; prior to NYU, he founded and lived at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Professional Engineer’s license from New York State, and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional.
Russell Unger is Executive Director of Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council of New York and is a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has spearheaded GPRO: Green Professionals Building Skills Training; convened the Green Codes Task Force at the request of Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn; and drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws.
Marianna Vaidman Stone is a Green Codes Fellow.
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