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Gianna Zapiti

Senior Lighting Project Manager

Gianna Zapiti

Education

M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, The New School

B.S. in Technological Systems Management, Minor in Environmental Engineering, Concentration in Sustainability, SUNY Stony Brook

Gianna is a Senior Lighting Project Manager at EN-POWER GROUP who aspires to make a difference in the world by using her skills to reduce harmful impacts on the environment. As such, Gianna’s work focuses on lighting upgrades that reduce energy consumption and light pollution levels while also increasing occupant comfort in existing residential and commercial buildings. She oversees her projects from start to finish, including conducting on site lighting audits, modeling existing and proposed lighting conditions, selecting and specifying new lighting fixtures and equipment, managing project implementation, and facilitating rebate and incentive procurement.

 

A holistic lighting upgrade annually saves the YMCA 2,500-tons of carbon and $840,000 in energy and operations costs

A recent project lead by Gianna was the YMCA of Greater New York’s portfolio-wide lighting and lighting controls upgrade in all 1.4 million sqft of their 22 New York City branches across the five boroughs. The YMCA of Greater New York is one of the first facilities to proactively undertake the ambitious work of NYC Local Law 88 compliance, which mandates all buildings greater than 25,000 square feet upgrade all of their lighting and lighting controls with equipment that adhere to the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) by 2025. However, Gianna’s work went beyond basic compliance. Instead she made sure the upgrades were done with an emphasis on deep energy and carbon savings, high-quality lighting aesthetics, and incorporation of consistent and easily serviceable LED lighting products throughout the branches.

In collaboration with her fellow Lighting Project Managers, Gianna also worked closely with the on-the-ground contractors, overseeing the installation work in the gyms, offices, schools, hotels, and residential areas – many of which are 24/7 spaces that often required installation work to occur at night and on the weekends. Overall, these upgrades resulted in nearly $700,000 in annual energy savings, nearly $140,000 in operating cost savings, and 2,500 tons of annual carbon emission savings.