Luke Falk is the Sustainability Manager at the Related Companies where, under direction of the Vice President for Sustainability, he supports the implementation of Related’s corporate sustainability strategy. This includes a focus on enhancing the energy performance of new and existing buildings, benchmarking, monitoring, verification, and the incorporation of innovative technologies.
Prior to joining Related, Mr. Falk was a Project Manager for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). In that capacity he managed NYSERDA’s suite of state-wide energy efficiency and green building programs targeting the multifamily housing market; these programs’ collective budget exceeded $250 Million. He also managed much of NYSERDA’s intergovernmental and policy coordination pertaining to multifamily housing.
Before receiving his appointment at Columbia, he was an Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union, where he taught in the Green Building Design Certificate Program housed in the School of Professional Studies. He was also the Chair of BuildingEnergy09, the annual conference of the North East Sustainable Energy Association, and was a member of both the national working group that developed the ENERGY STAR label for multifamily high rise construction and the LEED for Homes Midrise-Pilot technical subcommittee during the development of that program.
He holds a BA from The Colorado College and a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.