Honey Berk, Deputy Director
Honey Berk is a LEED AP O&M with a background in technology, data analysis and communications. As the Deputy Director of the Building Performance Lab (BPL) of the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, Honey manages the organization’s core contract with the NYC Department of Administrative Services, and oversees a number of applied research programs, primarily focused around energy data analysis, measurement and verification (M&V) and building automation systems. Further, she directs the Energy Data Lab (EDL), a program that trains student interns from the CUNY campuses in energy data analysis and M&V protocols; and heads up BPL’s Field Equipment Lending Library, a public resource funded by DCAS that is stocked with a full range of equipment for testing, measuring and diagnosing building system operations to facilitate retro-commissioning, building re-tuning and retrofit projects.
Honey’s introduction to sustainability came in 2000, when she was retained by the Battery Park City Authority to help chronicle of the development of the first LEED-certified high-rise residential building in the U.S. Since then, she has worked with other sustainable organizations, including Urban Green Council, Green Schools Alliance and Green Depot, and has amassed expertise in energy data analysis, building efficiency methods and sustainable building materials. Honey has a B.A. from New York University, and is currently working on an MS degree in Data Analytics at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.