Yetsuh is the Managing Director of Strategy & Programs for the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), an independent nonprofit that connects the real estate and design communities to building energy and lighting efficiency solutions. Through education, exhibits, technology demonstrations, and research — BE-Ex drives change across all 5.5 billion square feet of NYC’s buildings, the single biggest contributors to our greenhouse gas emissions.
As the Managing Director, Strategy & Programs, Yetsuh is heavily involved in every aspect of the organization, from content development to fundraising to program management and is directly responsible for the strategic direction of their programs, including symposia of high profile speakers, professional technical training, exhibits and research.
An Architect as well as an educator, Yetsuh has over 20 years of experience in green building and sustainability, holding the Director of Programs Position at Urban Green Council for a number of years and previously worked on a diverse range of projects including the Tutu Center, the Sports Museum of America and the Geothermal Well Field for the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan- the at the time the largest geothermal well field in the region.
Yetsuh chaired the LEED 2009 Regionalization Task Force for the Northeast Corridor Region, has been a LEED Subject Matter Expert and a member of the USGBC Core Team. He was selected in 2007 by the Climate Project to be among the 1000 volunteers trained by Al Gore to present “The Inconvenient Truth” slideshow on the global climate crisis. Yetsuh received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1995.