Energy and Sustainability Manager, NYU Langone Health
Jenna Agins currently serves as the energy and sustainability manager for NYU Langone Health where she manages the organization’s environmental sustainability program. Jenna sets the program’s strategic direction and leads projects to reduce the health system’s environmental footprint across a full real estate portfolio of roughly 10 million square feet to reach its 50% GHG reduction goal by 2025. She also works to build a culture of sustainability among the more than 30,000 employees through robust engagement and communications. She pushes NYU Langone to pursue sustainable food services, energy management best practices, healthy interior choices and waste reduction. She wrote the health system’s first sustainable design guidelines and serves as a subject matter expert to help the institution green its supply chain. In addition, she coordinates NYU Langone’s participation in various local and national energy and environmental programs and represents the organization in case studies, presentations, and markets-based groups to raise external awareness of NYU Langone’s sustainability program and support the national movement towards sustainable health care.
Jenna is a graduate of the dual degree MBA and Masters in Science Erb Institute program at the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school, she worked for a financial services public relations firm helping multinational finance companies navigate communications during the financial crisis. Jenna received her BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis.
Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events and natural disasters and it is fueling population health issues and diseases. In turn, we must rethink our assumptions for infrastructure capabilities, redundancies, and disaster preparedness and response in how we design and operate healthcare facilities. Health care organizations also play a key […]