Dr. Constantine E. Kontokosta, PE, AICP, LEED AP, FRICS, is Deputy Director of CUSP, Director of the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, and Research Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. Dr. Kontokosta plays a major role in the definition and implementation of CUSP’s strategic priorities, and is responsible for the education program, which currently comprises a M.S. in Applied Urban Science and Informatics, an Advanced Certificate program, Executive Education, and a Ph.D. program currently under development.
Dr. Kontokosta leads CUSP’s Building Informatics research group, which focuses on building energy data, energy efficiency, and the application of data science to the analysis of urban energy consumption and carbon emissions. Dr. Kontokosta has worked on research projects with numerous New York City based agencies, most recently providing the analysis for the Local Law 84 Building Energy Benchmarking Report. He is the Principal Investigator and Head of the CUSP Quantified Community research facility, a groundbreaking project in partnership with the Related Companies – Hudson Yards, which will create a fully instrumented urban neighborhood in New York City.
Dr. Kontokosta holds a Ph.D., M.Phil, and M.S. in Urban Planning, specializing in urban economics, from Columbia University, a M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University, and a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, and has been elected a Fellow of the RICS. He has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the field of Urban Planning and has won awards for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Service at NYU. In addition, he is an accomplished entrepreneur in the real estate sector, and has served as Vice Chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission.