Andrew Graceffa Director, Energy Services Vidaris a SOCOTEC Company

Andrew GRACEFFA

Principal
New York, NY

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Andrew GRACEFFA

Professional Licenses

Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) Fitwel Ambassador LEED Accredited Professional, LEED Fellow Registered Architect (RA)
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Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Mixed Use Residential Transportation Architectural Services / Architecture Building Insulation Fenestration Glass/Glazing Sealants & Coatings Construction/Project Management Demolition Green Roof Building Portfolio Energy Reduction Carbon Reduction / NYC Local Law 97 Dewpoint Analyses Energy Code Compliance (through modeling and COMcheck) Estimates of Actual Energy Use and Actual Carbon Emissions Materials and Vapor Barrier Selection Thermal Bridge Mitigation WUFI Moisture Transfer and Mold Avoidance Analyses Project Management / Construction Consulting BREEAM Energy Star Multifamily Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) ESG Consulting LEED NYC SCA Green Schools Guidelines Passive House Sustainability Guidelines
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Services

Carbon Reduction & Life Cycle Assessments Energy Use Analysis & Code Compliance Existing Building Diagnostics & Forensics Financial Incentives Net Zero Renewable Energy Solutions Thermal & Condensation Analysis ESG Interior Wellness & Viral Planning Passive House Sustainable Project Certifications
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About Andrew GRACEFFA

Andrew Graceffa has over 20 years of professional experience working on numerous cultural institutions, multi-family residential buildings, commercial interiors, schools, and large urban developments. As an architect and experienced project manager, he specializes in practical application of environmentally-conscious & net-zero design approaches and advanced materials research. ​

As Principal, he comanages a team of 25+ leading Energy and Sustainability professionals and continues SOCOTEC’s longstanding client relationships while progressing growth into the rapidly expanding sectors of existing & new building decarbonization and geographical markets. 

He has been a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C for 16+ years, is a Fitwel Ambassador, an accredited Green Globes Professional, and a Certified Passive House Consultant in addition to being a Registered Architect.​

Through Andy’s experience in delivering well-designed, well-coordinated and detailed projects, he is able to bring a collaborative approach to the sustainable design and building process, help realize a client’s sustainability objectives, and a focus on the continuously changing sustainability landscape.

Professional Experience

10+ YEARS WITH FIRM  |  20+ YEARS IN INDUSTRY

 

Andrew GRACEFFA is a Principal and the Director, Energy Services at SOCOTEC and has held various other positions within the organization since 2007. Prior to his current position, Mr. GRACEFFA was a Director of Energy Services at Vidaris, Inc. & formerly Viridian Energy & Environmental which was acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019.  Mr. GRACEFFA was previously employed at JLL PDS, Mark Finlay Architects and OKW Architects. 

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Notre Dame – 2001

Registrations

  • Registered Architect: CT​
  • LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, 2004​
  • Fitwel Ambassador, 2021​
  • Green Globes Professional (GGP), Green Building Institute, 2009​
  • Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), 2015

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Green Building Council​
  • CT Green Building Council ​
  • Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) ​
  • Fairfield Strategic Planning Committee​
  • Fairfield Bike/Walk Coalition, former Chair​
  • Fairfield Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, former Chair​
  • Penfield Pavilion Restoration Committee, Fairfield, CT​

Practice Areas

  • Sustainability: LEED, fitwel, Passive House​
  • Wellness: WELL, fitwel, Viral Response Certifications, IAQ/Advanced Materials Consulting

Representative Projects

COMMERCIAL​

  • 10, 30 and 55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY, LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver respectively ​
  • Brooklyn Navy Yards, Pier 72, LEED Silver ​
  • Prudential, NJ, LEED ND Certified ​
  • SAP America, New York, NY, LEED CI Gold​
  • Google Interior Fitout, New York, NY, LEED CI Silver ​
  • 599 Lexington Ave, 16th Floor, LEED CI Gold​

RESIDENTIAL & HOSPITALITY ​

  • 261 Hudson Street, New York, NY, LEED NC Gold ​
  • 460 Washington, New York, NY, LEED Gold​
  • 520 28th Street, New York, NY, LEED Silver​
  • Abington House, New York, NY, LEED Gold​
  • Hallets Point North and South Towers, New York, NY, ​
  • Enterprise Green Communities ​
  • Queens Plaza Park, Queens, NY, LEED v4 Platinum Pursued ​
  • Riverwalk 8, New York, NY, LEED Gold

Professional Licenses

Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) Fitwel Ambassador LEED Accredited Professional, LEED Fellow Registered Architect (RA)
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Expertise

Commercial Cultural & Entertainment Education Energy / Power Government Healthcare Hospitality Mixed Use Residential Transportation Architectural Services / Architecture Building Insulation Fenestration Glass/Glazing Sealants & Coatings Construction/Project Management Demolition Green Roof Building Portfolio Energy Reduction Carbon Reduction / NYC Local Law 97 Dewpoint Analyses Energy Code Compliance (through modeling and COMcheck) Estimates of Actual Energy Use and Actual Carbon Emissions Materials and Vapor Barrier Selection Thermal Bridge Mitigation WUFI Moisture Transfer and Mold Avoidance Analyses Project Management / Construction Consulting BREEAM Energy Star Multifamily Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) ESG Consulting LEED NYC SCA Green Schools Guidelines Passive House Sustainability Guidelines
+ See more

Services

Carbon Reduction & Life Cycle Assessments Energy Use Analysis & Code Compliance Existing Building Diagnostics & Forensics Financial Incentives Net Zero Renewable Energy Solutions Thermal & Condensation Analysis ESG Interior Wellness & Viral Planning Passive House Sustainable Project Certifications
+ See more