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We are pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph DeFazio, PE to Executive Vice President. Joe will continue to run Wendel Energy Services, where he is responsible for the growth of Wendel’s energy efficiency and construction businesses.
As Executive Vice President, Joe will work closely with CEO Stewart Haney and have expanded responsibilities beyond the Energy Services arena. Joe will assume greater responsibility for the overall Wendel strategy and culture including our leadership role in design/build and our geographic expansion goals.
Joe is a licensed energy engineer in six states, including New York, Virginia and Arizona. He has been in the energy consulting industry for over 26 years, 17 of which have been with Wendel. He specializes in design and implementation of energy conservation projects for the Education, Municipal, Water, Wastewater and Healthcare markets. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. Joe is also a licensed general contractor.
“Joe’s proven experience and demonstrated leadership make him the ideal person to be my strategic partner,” said Stewart Haney, President & CEO. “Joe will be instrumental in the continuing development and long-term strategic efforts for Wendel.”
“I’m extremely honored by this promotion,” said Joe. “Wendel is currently going through a period of tremendous growth. I am looking forward to being on the forefront of Wendel’s continuing success.”
We’re excited to announce the growth and expansion of our Community Planning & Design Team to better service the needs and desires of our communities. To support the growing demand for community design services, we are enhancing our offerings by combining our Planning and Landscape Architecture expertise with a new delivery team, broadening the spectrum of services we provide.
Committed to providing the highest level of innovation and versatility to our clients, our enhanced community planning and design team includes talented planners, urban designers and landscape architects dedicated to helping communities thrive and prosper. They often join forces with our architects, transportation engineers and sustainability experts, making connections between people and places, movement and urban framework, and nature and the built environment. Our clients benefit from our passion to provide a better quality of life to communities across the United States.
“We are excited about enhancing the services we offer our clients,” said Stu Haney, President and CEO of Wendel. “This team works collaboratively under one roof, creating synergies and developing designs that deliver the best project outcome for our clients and our communities.”
Services Wendel’s Community Planning & Design team provide include:
- Urban Design
- Community Planning
- Neighborhood Revitalization
- Complete Streets
- Landscape Architecture
- Waterfront Planning & Design
- Parks & Recreation
Proud to announce our headquarters received LEED Certification under the LEED v3 Commercial Interiors Rating System. The credits targeted for certification support the use of sustainable practices in sourcing materials, provide a healthy indoor environment for occupants, boost energy efficiency and benefit the community at large.
Our headquarters, located in Centerpointe Corporate Park in Williamsville, NY, was an adaptive reuse project that gutted the entire second floor of an existing facility. Being Stewards of the Environment is part of Wendel’s mission and undertaking the LEED process helped guide the design of a healthy, energy efficient space.
“Deciding to leverage existing building stock for our corporate headquarters was a very sustainable decision. We are thrilled to have our project receive certification under LEED for Commercial Interiors as well further validating our efforts to be Environmental Stewards,” said Stewart Haney, President and CEO of Wendel.
Targeting LEED certification aligns with Wendel’s sustainability plan as well as our commitment to the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable. A few of the strategies taken to achieve certification include:
- Employed water efficiency strategies that use 20% less water than baseline building
- Over 60% construction debris diverted from the landfill
- Engaged in a two year contract to purchase over 565,000kWh of Green e-certified renewable energy (mix of wind, solar, biomass)
- Innovative digital lighting management system including daylight harvesting, vacancy sensors and dimming options
- New LED lighting throughout
- Reuse of furniture and fixtures
- Use of regionally sourced materials and materials with high recycled content
- Purchase of company bicycles for employees to promote health and wellness
- Low and no-VOC finishes
- Modification and reuse of existing heat pump system and equipment
- Enhanced commissioning of systems
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation oversaw the construction process for Wendel. “From the project’s inception, Wendel and Ciminelli were both committed to creating a facility that would be environmentally friendly and efficient to operate,” said Paul F. Ciminelli, Ciminelli’s President and CEO. “Throughout the design and construction process, we followed the aggressive set of standards established by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This was a textbook example of how to do it right.”