“Energy Efficiency: Markets or Mandates?” by Pat Sapinsley 09.01.2014

An article highlighting the need to balance America’s use of mandates and markets rather than rely primarily on market forces to respond adequately to the threat of climate change.

“Competition Launched to Develop a Stalled Rockaway Site” by Sara Polsky 04.16.2013

Pat Sapinsley, Co-Chair of the Committee on the Environment at American Institute of Architects NY,  describes the competition to design a sustainable, multi-purpose site at Arverne East after Hurricane Sandy. 

“Q&A: How to Avoid a Bad Pitch to Investors, According to Pat Sapinsley of Good Energies” by Reena Jana 11.04.2011

An interview identifiying common mistakes made in pitches to  venture capitalists, the potential future of biomimetic products, and mission-centered investing.

 “Pat Sapinsley: Nature’s Resume – Is Biomimicry a Sound Investment?” clip from “Biomimicry in the Big City” 11.03.2011

Clip of discussion on investments in biomimicry, part of a longer panel on “Clean Energy Connections: Biomimicry in the Big City” moderated by Renee Shana.

  “NESEA Conference Live Blog, Pt. 2: Women of Green” 03.10.2011

A transcription of a panel on the experiences of women in green business and mentoring.

“Still Going Green: Interest in Sustainable Design Continues to Grow Despite Economy” by Debra Wood 11.2009

Construction and design professionals have experienced a heightened demand for environmentally-conscious buildings; for some companies, thinking green has become a requirement.

“Good Energies’ Green Capital: There’s nothing new about the green economy for this sustainable private investment firm” by Layla Bellows 06.19.2009

Pat Sapinsley’s architectural background an unconventional private investment firm, Good Energies, to investigate the intersection of architecture, renewable energy, and venture capital.

“Perkins+Will devises an enlightened scheme for the Cofra Group/Good Energies New York City base” by Linda C. Lentz 05.2009

A description of a LEED Gold certified office project to fit the motto of “People, Planet, Profit.”



“Getting to Net-Zero: What’s Next in Sustainable Design & Construction” moderated by Robert Diemer 03.06.2013

A panel on carbon neutrality, net-zero energy buildings, and how firms can help organizations and government agencies achieve high energy efficiency.

“Control Freaks: The State of Lighting Controls” moderated by Pat Sapinsley 04.12.2012

Panel discussion identifying ways to save energy through lighting controls, the future of smart grids and lighting, and the potential problems from new technologies.

 “Financing Energy, Part 2 – 11.9.11” moderated by Pat Sapinsley 11.09.2011

Video of panel discussion on energy efficiency for architects discussing efficiency incentive programs and payback opportunities.

“Decision makers and manufacturers: how do you see the world, how do we see the world?” moderated by Pat Sapinsley 10.19.2011

Panel discussion through Solid State Lighting Design’s 2011 SSL Summit in New York City for Smarter, Better Lighting.

“The Greening of Data Centers” moderated by Pat Sapinsley 11.06.2008

Panel discussion hosted by Wall Street West on economic incentives to improve energy efficiency given challenges in quantifying efficiency data.



Wiedenbach-Brown Co., Inc. 

US Green Building Council

AIA New York Chapter of the Committee on the Environment

Green Light New York

Light Now Blog

New York City Illuminating Engineering Society

The Lighting Research Center

Urban Green Council

Department of Energy