IFMA NYC & CoreNet NYC Webinar: HVAC Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality in Post-COVID Building Operations


August 18, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT
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Please join IFMA NYC and CoreNet NYC for the third webinar in our joint series. Panelists from CoreNet Global NYC and IFMA NYC will discuss the best practices and lessons learned in HVAC. 


Elizabeth Vasek
Director of Facilites, Ford Foundation 

Elizabeth Vasek is the Director of Facilities Management at the Ford Foundation. In overseeing daily operations of the Center for Social Justice, she works to align Ford's mission and values into its workplace experience. Recently, Elizabeth was involved in the renovation and restoration of the Foundation's landmarked headquarters building, and she has also led efforts in sustainability and accessibility.

Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Elizabeth served as Manager, Workplace Strategy & Design at Teach For America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Villanova University. She received the 2019 IFMA NYC “Emerging Leader in Facilities Management” award and currently serves as co-chair of IFMA's Sustainability Committee.


James K. Lin, PE, LEED AP, CPHD
Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

James Lin serves as an Associate Partner at JB&B and leads the firm’s residential community of practice. He has been involved in the design and development of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems across multiple project types, including residential, hospitality, commercial office, data centers, and healthcare facilities and laboratories. He is an avid advocate for Passive House design concepts, such as airtightness, on otherwise non-Passive-House projects. Some of Jimmy’s notable projects include the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 35 Hudson Yards, 111 West 57th Street, and the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia University Manhattanville. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Passive House Designer.

Charlie Marino, CEA
Co-Director, Energy + Performance Team, AKF

Charlie Marino, CEA, is a national leader in energy optimization. As co-director of AKF’s Energy + Performance team, Charlie oversees a team focused on energy performance and green design. Whether performing portfolio-wide energy analyses for major corporate campuses like Rockefeller Center or enabling Ivy League universities to achieve their sustainability goals, Charlie solves challenges today in order to build a more sustainable future. Charlie was the commercial sector chair for the NYC Mayor’s Office 80x50 Technical Working Group, and more recently he was a participant of Urban Green Council’s 80x50 Buildings Partnership to provide guidance and commentary to City Council as they refined Local Law 97, which is committed to the reduction of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions. Charlie is also a past president of ASHRAE NY and currently serves on the Boards of both ASHRAE NY and Building Energy Exchange to help foster communication between sustainability professionals and the consultant-engineering community.

Frank Seaborg
Business Development Manager Specializing in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Frank Seaborg is a Business Development Professional with more than 20 years of experience in the NYC construction market. For the past decade, Frank has specialized in energy efficiency and sustainability through lighting and lighting-control upgrades and has worked with disinfection-lighting technology in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Frank focused on the use of UV-disinfection lighting in applications outside health-care and has worked with the top manufacturers in disinfection lighting.

Angela Spangler
DirectorInternational WELL Building Institute

Angela brings with her an expertise in human factors as well as unique insight as a professional ergonomist. As a member of the Commercial Team, she supports the global growth and adoption of the WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact occupant health and well-being.

Prior to joining the International WELL Building Institute, Angela was the Ergonomics Department Manager for a large, global financial firm. In this role she collaborated with the firm’s real estate team to develop guidelines around workplace design, partnered with the medical team to provide disability accommodations, and spent time working closely with clients to design and implement ergonomic workplace modifications to reduce and prevent workplace injuries. Angela received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in Psychology with a minor in Architecture. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Human Environment Relations from the Design and Environmental Analysis program at Cornell University. Angela is a member of the WELL Faculty™ and has her Associate Ergonomics Professional accreditation.


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