Management Team

Peter L. DiCapua – Chairman
Peter DiCapua brings more than 42 years of executive experience in property ownership and management to CodeGreen. He has been a leader in energy related organizations throughout his career including the Owners Committee on Electric Rates, New York Energy Consumers Council, as well as the Energy Committees of both the Building Owners and Management Association and the New York Building Congress. He has held leadership positions as Governor and Director on the boards of numerous industry associations including the Real Estate Board of New York, the New York Building Congress and the Realty Advisory Board. His professional standing in the real estate and business community at large is impeccable. He has a reputation for both integrity and accomplishment.

 

Christopher Cayten, LEED AP – Managing Director
Christopher Cayten has more than 10 years of experience in building sustainability, architecture and real estate development in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to overseeing CodeGreen’s operations and business development, Mr. Cayten manages energy efficiency, LEED and corporate sustainability projects for portfolios and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Cayten also works with state agencies and local utilities to develop and maximize financial incentives for energy efficiency upgrades. He is currently working with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning to develop and communicate the goals of the City’s ambitious energy efficiency legislation, The Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. This plan aims to reduce the carbon footprint of New York City buildings by more than 10% by 2030. He is an active member of the Urban Green Council, and serves on the sustainability committees of REBNY and BOMA-NY. Mr. Cayten holds a BA in architecture from Yale University and a Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

 

John An, LEED AP BD+C, IESNA – Senior Director
John An brings over 15 years of professional and research experience in the building design and construction industry, with a focus on creating environmentally sustainable and high performance built environments. An architect by training with a background in building physics, Mr. An translates creative design inspirations into meaningful and effective strategies. In addition to managing CodeGreen’s operations, Mr. An is the Director in charge of CodeGreen’s Deep Retrofit and Major Renovation Practice. Prior to joining CodeGreen, Mr. An worked at internationally recognized, award winning sustainable design consulting firms, developing and managing the analysis and daylight and building teams across multiple international offices. His portfolio of projects spans all project types and scales, including the LEED Gold Comcast Center in Philadelphia, the LEED Platinum Visionaire Condominium in Battery Park City, and LEED Platinum Citibank Flagship Branch in New York. Mr. An teaches courses on environmental sustainability, lighting and daylighting, and sustainable infrastructure planning at Columbia University, Parsons, and Cornell University. Mr. An holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Cornell University, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in building physics from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

 

.    .. Patricia Lee, LEED AP, Certified Energy Manager – Director
Ms. Lee works as a Director for CodeGreen where she uses her background in sustainable architecture and construction management as a valuable resource for consulting on existing building, commercial interior, and new construction projects. She has managed the completion of over 10 million square feet of energy audits and commissioning work as well as over 30 LEED certification projects. She also heads CodeGreen’s software solutions division which includes CodeGreen’s free energy compliance mobile app and ProAct, a sustainability and energy efficiency tracking tool. Patricia Lee earned her BA in Urban Studies & Architecture with a minor in Environmental Science from Columbia University.

 

Jessica Handy, LEED AP – Director of West Coast Operations
Jessica Handy earned her LEED AP in December 2008 while working as a property manager for a large commercial real estate firm in New York City. She was the Co-Chair of BOMA-NY’s Green Buildings Committee and in this capacity worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to help make NYC’s Greener, Greater laws as palatable as possible to property owners and managers. Ms. Handy joined CodeGreen Solutions in August 2011 as the Director of west coast operations. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle when recycling was just being established for single-family homes. As the self-appointed volunteer Recycling Coordinator for the Greek system, she sold 43 living groups – approx. 3500 students – on collaborating on a recycling program. Years later, her bins are still in place and the program is still going strong. In 1999, she moved to NYC to earn her M.S. in Security and Protection Management/Emergency Management.

 

adin Adin Meir, Director
Adin Meir earned his MS in Energy Management and an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Management from New York Institute of Technology. Prior to joining CodeGreen, Adin worked as an energy auditor, focusing primarily on energy modeling and energy retrofits in existing multifamily buildings throughout the New York City area. Adin gained substantial business management experience prior to entering the energy efficiency field, working as a business development consultant for one of the world’s largest franchising companies. The combination of these skills informs a unique perspective of the energy efficiency industry. Adin holds an Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) certification from the Association of Energy Engineers, and will earn the CEM designation this summer.

 

Rebecca Schmidt, LEED AP ID+C – Associate Director
With the support of a Fulbright grant, Rebecca Schmidt earned her M.A. in Architecture in Germany at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, focusing on high-performance building design. She earned her B.Arch at Carnegie Mellon University with a minor in Business Management. Ms. Schmidt has extensive experience working with energy-modeling simulation programs in the design, renovation and optimization of energy-efficient structures, meeting stringent energy standards, such as Passivhaus. During the 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC, a competition to construct the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house, she served as the solar thermal specialist and financial manager. Her prior successful experience in architecture firms working to certify LEED-CI projects and create construction drawing sets has proven valuable in her current position as a Senior Project Manager at CodeGreen. Ms. Schmidt presently consults clients with existing buildings, new construction and commercial interiors projects on how to achieve LEED certification.

 

Harry Etra, LEED AP O+M, GRI Certified – Associate Director
Harry Etra earned his BA from Yale University and is a LEED AP: O&M (Operations & Maintenance). He has managed the LEED for Existing Buildings certification process for over 4 million square feet of commercial office space. Mr. Etra leads product development for CodeGreen’s software solutions division, which includes CodeGreen’s free energy compliance mobile app and ProAct, a sustainability and energy efficiency tracking tool. As a member of CodeGreen’s corporate sustainability team, he helps clients earn recognition through reporting programs such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

 

Matthew McCue – Director of Sales
Matthew McCue earned his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. Following Brandeis, he spent the past 15 years of his career in the technology sector, specializing in software and hardware sales. His extensive career includes prior work at EMC Corporation and Oracle Corporation. At EMC, Mr. McCue was a top performer focused on selling Storage Area Network Infrastructure and Business Continuity Software. While at Oracle, his focus was selling Service Oriented Architecture Integration, Business Intelligence and Work Flow tools. Mr. McCue uses his breadth of technology and services knowledge to drive the sales of ProAct software and CodeGreen’s consulting services.