The Programs Committee develops, organizes and coordinates “Sustainable Programs,” a series of regular informational and educational morning salons, evening seminars, panel discussions, national workshops and special events.

The Committee is the central point of coordination and logistics for all programs planned by the committee and supports program content created by other committees, external associations and corporate sponsors. It serves as the nerve center for developing, planning and executing all events through content development that engages a broad audience including general membership and non-members.

The Programs Committee selects speakers and develops the program flow; guides presenters in best practices that resonate with the audience; coordinates calendar and scheduling, venues, catering and audio/visual; develops brochures, advisories and promotional material; submits CEU Credits to appropriate accrediting organizations (i.e., AIA, PDH); serves as liaison to USGBC National for workshops; moderates events;

and ensures that programs and events reflect the mission, goals and objectives of USGBC and the Long Island Chapter.

Victor DaCosta | Chair
Victor DaCosta is a partner with Alternative Solutions of New York. His company provides strategic consulting and project management services for projects incorporating green building concepts, technology implementations, alternative energy solutions and alternative fuel vehicles.As Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and liaison to the Programs Committee for the USGBC Long Island chapter he is a strong advocate for green building practices. Victor has over 19 years professional experience managing multimillion dollar technology and construction more »