New York—Andrew Padian, vice president for energy initiatives for the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), has been selected to judge MHN’s second annual Green Initiative Awards. At CPC, Padian assists with the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Loan Program, working with CPC staff and building owners across the tri-state area. The Green Initiative Awards, presented by MHN, recognize eco-friendly corporate initiatives by apartment communities, developers, suppliers, manufacturers and others in the multifamily sector. Winners will be published in the November 2009 issue of Multi-Housing News magazine. Deadline for entries is August 1. Click here for more information and to enter MHN’s Green Initiative Awards Competition.“My environmental associates and colleagues have been in the business for decades, and we all share a strong commitment to improve the built or natural environment, or both,” notes Padian. “My involvement began almost 35 years ago, when I read about how we were ultimately going to run out of oil and gas; that was two years after my sister and I would get up early in the morning and push the car along in gas lines on odd/even days depending upon your license plate number during the first major oil embargoes,” he recalls. Padian has 30 years of experience in the building science of multifamily buildings, with an emphasis on the affordable housing sector. He has performed detailed energy analysis on hundreds of buildings across the country, providing recommendations for energy and water efficiency, comfort, durability, and health and safety for both new and existing buildings. He is involved in many sustainable causes in New York, including GreenHomeNYC, the Clinton Community Garden, and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.Prior to CPC, Padian ran the Multifamily Buildings Division for Steven Winter Associates Inc. Padian has also worked for the Association for Energy Affordability, the NYC Mayor’s Energy Office and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Check back for information on other judges for MHN’s Green Initiative Awards.