Renewable Heating and Cooling in Rockaway

Join us on Thursday, October 10, from 6:30pm - 9pm at Bungalow Bar event space in Rockaway Beach, NY

Learn about renewable heating and cooling options for your home and business coupled with energy efficiency, and building a resilient and sustainable Rockaway Peninsula.

Complimentary Appetizers will be served. Doors open at 6:30pm

Our speakers, followed by an audience Q&A:

Walter Meyer

Walter Meyer is an urban designer who uses ecosystem services to create resilient hydrology and energy systems, especially in vulnerable coastal communities. In 2006 he co-founded Local Office Landscape and Urban Design (LOLA). He holds degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Florida and Harvard University, and he is a Lecturer at the Parsons School of Design in New York, NY.
In 2013, Meyer was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his work using alternate energy as a means of immediate relief and an engine for long-term economic recovery after Superstorm Sandy. He served as an advisor to the President’s team until 2016. His work navigates seamlessly between professional practice, academia and humanitarianism.

Zachary Fink

Zach Fink is the lead Geothermal Designer for ZBF Geothermal, LLC. At ZBF Geothermal, Zach specializes on high performance geothermal heating and cooling systems. He consults on/ designs and installs projects ranging for 1,500 square foot residential homes to 15 story rental building in New York City. Over the past six years, Zachary Fink, has installed or designed more than 250 geothermal heating and cooling systems. He is an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (ISGHPA) Accredited Installer.

John Franceschina, PE

John, formerly the Director of Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs at the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), is now Senior Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response program for PSEG Long Island. It provides rebates and incentives for the 1.1M residential and commercial customers in the PSEG-LI territory which includes virtually all homes and businesses in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaways. As Senior Manager, John leads, manages and oversees all aspects of PSEG’s residential energy efficiency programs encompassing both the new construction and existing building market sectors.