January 17, 2017 – Long Island, NY – The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) is pleased to announce that Tony Macagnone, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ Long Island Team Lead, has been named as a board member of the United States Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI).
The USGBC-LI is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating sustainable practices on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, residents and building industry professionals. For more information on the U.S. Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter, please visit: http://usgbc-li.org/
“We are pleased to welcome Tony Macagnone to our Board of Directors,” said Sammy Chu, Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter. “We strongly believe that his presence on the board will help to strengthen our mission and contribute to the ongoing growth of energy efficient projects on Long Island.”
In addition to his role at the NRCC, Macagnone also serves on the Town of Oyster Bay, NY Council. As a Town Councilman since 1999, he has initiated legislation to establish a “living wage” law, ensuring that employees of companies that perform service contracts or sub-contract for the Town earn an hourly wage that meets their needs. He also sponsored legislation that made the Town of Oyster Bay, the first Town in Nassau County to require contractors and subcontractors to have apprenticeship training programs.
“I’m looking forward to combining my political experience in Oyster Bay with my work at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to help the Green Building Council improve the lives of Long Island residents,” said Macagnone. “Since I joined the Town Board, I have supported the building of new projects that are energy efficient, have a small carbon footprint and utilize modern, recycled materials to help our area save money, energy and protect the environment.”
As an Oyster Bay Council member, Macagnone has been a strong proponent for the development of projects that follow the Green Building Council guidelines. One example is the upcoming Bristal at Jericho assisted living facility project in Oyster Bay. The project uses material that meets green building standards, including high end insulation and windows with strong UV protection. Construction of Bristal at Jericho – being built by Local 290 carpenters and other Union laborers – will be completed in mid-2019.
About the NRCC
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: www.northeastcarpenters.org; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NortheastRegionalCouncilofCarpenters; Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrccarpenters; or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northeastcarpenters/; Snapchat: @nrccarpenters