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Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee works with local towns, municipalities, and all interested parties in advocating for the transformation of the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life for all Long Islanders. We are committed to working with our fellow Long Islanders to improve our quality of life by improving the quality of the structures we build, and the environment in which we all live, work, and play. We espouse the belief that greening the built environment will lead the restoration of the natural environment, enrich communities, and strengthen the economy. When you build green, everyone profits.

Gregory DeRosa | Co-Chair
Secretary

Greg DeRosa is principal at Roanoke Realty Partners, Roanoke Sand & Gravel Corp. and Custom Golf Materials, all in Middle Island. Greg’s numerous community service affiliations include: Hope House Ministries, Sunrise Day Camp, Metropolitan Golf Association/Foundation, and the First Tee Program of Metropolitan New York–Long Island Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership and he holds a B.S. in Political Science from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

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Neil Rosen |
Director of Sustainability

Mr. Rosen is a New York State Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager, Green Globes Professional and Evidence-Based Design Accredited Professional with over 30 years experience in the design, construction and operations of healthcare facilities in the New York City area. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Energy Management.

Neil is the Chairman of the Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group for USGBC National. He is a Founding Board Member of the Long Island Geothermal Exchange Organization....

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