Sammy Chu is Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter and Chief Innovation Officer for Edgewise Energy, a power systems integrator that combines cutting edge fuel cell technology with battery storage and PV to create next generation demand response solutions. A leader in promoting market adoption of residential energy efficiency, Chu was the Founding Director of the Town of Babylon’s Long Island Green Homes Program, the first operationalized property assessed clean energy program (PACE) in the country.
Prior to his current positions, Sammy served in the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone as Director of Operations and as Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs. He was the lead county official in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, tasked with coordinating response and recovery. A staunch advocate of inclusive, sustainable economic development, Chu was instrumental in creating workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved individuals during the planning of the transformative Wyandanch Rising development, one of the seminal LEED ND projects.
Chu is a former board member of the National Home Performance Council, a recently appointed board member of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, and currently serves as a Suffolk County Planning Commissioner.