SpecialityEnergy and Sustainability Manager, Javits Center
Energy and Sustainability Manager, Javits CenterJacqueline Tran is the Energy and Sustainability Manager at the Javits Center, which has emerged as one of the leading examples of sustainable building in the United States. In her role, Jacqueline oversees the convention center’s robust sustainability program featuring a 6.75-acre green roof that serves as a habitat for 29 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honeybees on Manhattan’s West Side. With more than 10 years of experience, Jacqueline plays a critical role in some of the event industry’s most cutting-edge sustainability projects, including JavitsCares, a new effort designed to repurpose exhibit materials in collaboration with customers, and the construction of a one-acre rooftop farm that will soon produce tons of fruits and vegetables each year. As the busiest convention center in the nation, the Javits Center hosts more than 175 large-scale events a year, and with her broad knowledge of sustainability and expert skills as an educator, Jacqueline works closely with event managers to reduce consumption while managing the work of research institutions, environmental organizations and corporate vendors who maintain and study the impact of the facility’s sustainable initiatives. Prior to joining the Javits Center last year, Jacqueline coordinated sustainability initiatives at a pre-K-12 school in Westport, CT, including the creation of a garden-based learning program and the development of a zero-waste cafeteria. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree from New York University.