This event is being held by the New York League of Conservation Voters  Education Fund, NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, and Con Edison at a two-part forum series that seeks to answer these questions. NOTE: Second-part on Commercial Energy Efficiency is May 14, same time, same place.


Energy efficiency is a key component of New York State's plan to combat climate change. But how should energy efficiency programs be structured? How can consumers, developers and building managers sort through the dizzying array of options? And what role should efficiency play in the state's forthcoming energy plan?


The Residential Energy Efficiency Forum will focus on state policy affecting individual home owners and residential building managers. How can government assist in accessing the enormous range of efficiency products? What methods are truly cost effective? How are governments and utilities creating incentives and/or mandates to address these problems?


Together, we are bringing together experts and stakeholders to discuss what incentives exist, how they can be made more effective, the role of energy efficiency mandates, and how programs could be more effectively administered.


Panelists include:

- Rohit Aggarwala, Director, Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, Office of NYC Mayor
- Jeff Brodsky, President, Related Management Company Rebecca Craft, Director of Energy Efficiency, Consolidated Edison
- Michael Lappin, President, Community Preservation Corporation
- Brendan Mitchell, Director of Development, Full Spectrum NY
- Hon. Francis Murray Jr., President & CEO, NYSERDA


Moderated by:
- Ashok Gupta, Air & Energy Program Director, NRDC