Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway

Certifications: LEED AP BD+C Other Accreditations: USGBC LEED Faculty Education: Parsons School of Design: Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at the New School for Social Research   Mr. Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway joined Vidaris in October 2015 as our Senior Portfolio Manager. As part of the Vidaris LEED/Green division, he specializes in Sustainable Design project management and technical compliance support for LEED and other green building/wellness programs. Mr. Zumwalt-Hathaway has 16 years of experience working with LEED as is marked by his being the first LEED Accredited Professional in New York and the sixth in the United States. As a LEED Faculty for the US Green Building Council since 2006, he has provided technical training on sustainable design strategies to over 5,000 building professionals. He and the senior professionals of Vidaris’ Sustainability division have a long history of collaboration. From 2001 to 2006 they worked together on some of the first landmark LEED projects in the country including the Solaire, the Hearst World Headquarters and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Mr. Zumwalt-Hathaway has also been active in the region’s Green Building community. He co-chaired the NYC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Committee on The Environment (COTE) for four years. As a founding member of the NYC Urban Green Council, he co-chaired the NYC Green Codes Task Force. He is also on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the New York School of Interior Design and is a Board member/volunteer for HTF Haiti which has built a school and provides meals and healthcare resources for people in Ti Paradis/La Saline Trouen, Haiti.

Emma Stanley

Professional Engineer: CT Other Certifications: BEMP, CPHC Education: Masters in Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio   Ms. Stanley has conducted energy efficiency studies for many building types including: schools, universities, offices, residences, museums, and transportation centers. She has experience with several modeling tools, including DOE2.1E and eQuest. She also develops custom code to accurately model cutting edge or unusual building elements which are not accommodated by off-the-shelf software. These tools are used to evaluate energy efficiency measures, determine LEED points, show compliance with energy code, and earn monetary incentives for efficient buildings. Prior to joining Vidaris, Ms. Stanley spent five years in the aerospace industry performing numerous thermal and fluid analyses. The experience gained during that time allow her to efficiently group elements and determine their relative importance, key factors in successful energy modeling. Ms. Stanley is a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) as well as a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).

Adrian Tuluca

Registered Architect: CT, NY Other Certifications: BEMP, LEED AP BD+C Education: Master of Science in Architectural Technology - Columbia University   Adrian Tuluca advises Vidaris’ clients on:
  • Energy Code compliance
  • Zone Green NYC
  • LEED, Passive House, BREEAM
  • NYSERDA MPP and Enterprise Green Communities
  • State and Federal incentives and tax rebates
  • in general, energy use and energy cost
Where appropriate, he and his team combine energy efficiency with moisture condensation and thermal comfort analyses (THERM, WUFI and CFD modeling). This is important for renovations, but it is also a good tool to ensure comfort and to avoid moisture problems in residential buildings, and for spaces with large glass areas, such as atriums and tall office spaces. Mr. Tuluca works closely with Vidaris’ Envelope team, using synergy to get savings not always intuitive to the design team. He has analyzed hundreds of millions of sf of facilities, achieving energy savings from 20% to over 50% to net zero, using a whole-building approach with LEED ratings up to Platinum. Locally, Mr. Tuluca led a team that trained the NYC DOB on Energy Code compliance; advised on the NYC Local Law 86 that required 20-30% energy cost savings vs code; and on advisory teams for PlaNYC2030, green zoning, and other initiatives.

Carl Ian Graham

Professional Engineer: CT, NY Education: Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Cum Laude – Boston University   Mr. Carl Ian Graham has performed HVAC sustainable design consulting for commercial, multi-family residential, and institutional buildings for more than 20 years. He has authored and provided technical content for various high-performance building publications, including the General Services Administration (GSA) LEED Cost Study (2004), the HVAC Resource Page for the GSA’s Whole Building Design Guide, the New York State Green Building Tax Credit regulations, and contributed to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (NYS ECCC). Mr. Graham has worked within the realm of energy codes having served as Project Manager for the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Energy Code Compliance Study. The work included discussing code compliance practices with officials in cities around the U.S. He also provided content and technical development for two HVAC modules in NYC DOB’s six module Energy Code training course. Mr. Graham has managed and performed energy analyses for millions of square feet of office buildings, hospitals, court complexes, universities, secondary schools, movie theaters, weather forecasting offices and retail stores. Mr. Graham has also managed energy audits for commercial and industrial facilities across the country for clients such as: Defense Logistics Agency, National Park Service, Internal Revenue Service, FDIC, Warner Music Group, Pitney Bowes, International Paper, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

John Amatruda

Registered Architect: CT, NY Other Certifications: LEED Fellow, BREEAM International Assessor Education: Bachelor of Architecture – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   John Amatruda has 31 years of professional experience. As the leader of Vidaris’ Green Services department, he specializes in environmentally conscious design and the evaluation of “green” materials and systems. He has worked as a consultant on over 90 LEED projects nationwide and internationally, using all variations of the LEED commercial program (including NC, CS, CI, EBOM, ND, and Schools). He also has authored a number of green building studies and publications, including the GSA LEED Cost Study for the US General Services Administration, the NYC Department of Buildings’ Energy Code Compliance Study, and the Green Material Selection Guidelines for the web-based Whole Building Design Guide. Mr. Amatruda has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2001, and was the first LEED AP registered in the State of Connecticut. He was also one of the first 30 faculty members hired by the USGBC, and was named a LEED Fellow in 2013. He is additionally accredited as an International Assessor under the United Kingdom’s BREEAM green building rating system.