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Mary Alcaraz, PE, LC, CEM, LEED BD+C is a senior electrical engineer,
lighting designer, and energy manager with AKF Group, LLC, an international
leader in engineering and sustainable design. Mary is a past Board Member of
the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, and the current Chair for the
Greenbuild 2013 Offsite Educational Tours committee. Mary is also a Board
Member of the Designing Futures Foundation for the Charter High School for
Architecture and Design in Philadelphia and a Board Member of the
Illuminating Engineering Society’s Philadelphia Section. Mary’s expertise
in energy management and infrastructure upgrades provide leadership in Master
Planning for Campus and Healthcare Facilities.
Mary’s presentations have included: “Energy Lighting Upgrades – from
Audit through Implementation”, Lightfair 2013; “Integrating Daylight in
Lighting Design”, Guangzhou International Lighting Technology Symposium,
2011; “6 Strategies for Energy Savings in Community Cancer Centers”, ASHE
Annual Conference 2011.
Mary’s recent lighting awards include: Three (3)
IES Illumination Awards, Award of Merit, 2013, for Bayhealth Medical Center,
Kent Campus Expansion, Andrew G. Truxel Library, Anne Arundle Community
College (LEED-NC Gold) and Pocono Medical Center Ambulatory Care Facility;
IES Illumination Awards, Award of Merit, 2012 for NS Long Island Jewish
Women’s Center Medical Surgery Unit (LEED CI-Gold); three (3) IES
Illumination Awards, Award of Merit, 2013 for Geisinger Hosptial for Advanced
Medicine (LEED-NC Silver), Skimore University Arthur Zankel Music Center, and
for the Drexel University Recreation Center (featured on one of the 2013
Greenbuild tours).