N.Y. Power Authority President
Carey Appointed to the National Board of United States Green
October 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—Timothy S. Carey, president and
chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), has
been appointed to the 2007 Board of Directors of the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is the nation’s foremost
coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry, and
works to encourage development of buildings that achieve the triple
benchmark—people, profit, planet—as they are healthy places to live
and work, profitable to build and operate, and environmentally
“It is an honor to be appointed to the 2007
Board of the U. S. Green Building Council, an organization whose
commitment to environmentally sustainable development I deeply
share,” said Carey. “Working under Governor Pataki’s guidance, at
Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and now with the
New York Power Authority (NYPA), I have been given tremendous
opportunities to show that good environmental practices mean good
business. I look forward to contributing to the council’s
continuing efforts to help transform the built environment through
the use of environmentally-sound methods and practices.”
“We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Tim
Carey sit on the 2007 Board. Tim’s expertise in implementing
sustainable projects—including The Solaire, the first LEED Gold
certified residential high-rise building in the United States—along
with his incredible passion, vision and commitment to
sustainability, will be an asset to the council’s future,” said Rick
Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, USGBC.
Carey’s initial term on the USGBC board is for
As President and Chief Executive Officer of
BPCA, from May 1999 to September 2005, Carey helped formulate the
environmentally-balanced development guidelines for new construction
in Battery Park City located on the Lower West Side of Manhattan.
Those procedures led to The Solaire’s precedent-setting construction
in 2002 and Gold certification in 2002 for the 27-story building
under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
program. This has been followed by further sustainable development,
with eight green residential buildings and the world headquarters of
Goldman Sachs ultimately to rise at Battery Park City.
Carey also spearheaded the 92-acre community’s
recovery after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center located
across the street.
In September 2005, Carey was named the Power
Authority’s chief operating officer before becoming its president
and chief executive officer in February 2006. A key element of his
leadership has been building on the statewide public power utility’s
reputation for environmental responsibility with the aim to be the
cleanest, greenest power company in the United States. This has
included undertaking measures to earn LEED-EB (existing building)
certification for NYPA’s White Plains administrative offices, which
has already benefited from a recent $3.4 million energy-efficiency
Founded in 1993, the USGBC has been focused on
fulfilling the building and construction industry’s vision for its
own transformation to high-performance green building.
Membership in USGBC includes 6,300 member companies and
organizations representing building owners, real estate developers,
architects, engineers, general contractors, product and building
system manufacturers, government agencies and others.
Driving its efforts to transform the “built
environment,” USGBC’s LEED rating system is the nationally accepted
benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high
performance green buildings. Buildings can be LEED-certified, on
various levels, depending on five performance standards for what
constitute a green building: human and environmental health,
sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency,
materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
In the past four years, USGBC’s membership has
tripled and over half a billion square feet of building space is
participating in the LEED Program.
The USGBC Board, recently expanded to 18
directors, guides the council’s strategic direction and focus; with
programs and activities conducted by over 80 staff professionals.
A lifelong resident of Westchester County in
New York, Carey graduated from Westchester Community College and
earned his Bachelor of Arts from Albany State University. His
career in public service includes serving as a cabinet member to
Governor Pataki as Director of Intergovernmental and Legislative
Affairs, as Chairman and Executive Director of the New York State
Consumer Protection Board and as a Westchester County Legislator for
five consecutive terms. He was also appointed by President Bush in
1991 to serve as a member of the Welfare Simplification and
Coordination Advisory Committee which authored the report, “Time for
a Change: Remaking the Nation’s Welfare System,” published in 1993.
Carey currently serves as Chairman of the
Westchester Community College Board of Trustees and on the Advisory
Board of the Rockefeller College of the University of Albany.
Carey and his family are the subject of a book
by Samuel Freedman entitled “The Inheritance”—how three families and
America moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyond. The book traces
the lives of those families and how their political transformation
mirrors changes in America’s political landscape over the past 60
Carey and his wife Alida reside in the town of
Cortlandt. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Dawn, and
three sons, Thomas, Sean, and Brian and have six
grandchildren. Carey has written and lectured on issues of
government and politics.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.
It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues
earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation’s
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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