Published On: Friday, February 02, 2018
Original Publisher: Carpenter Contractor Trust
Tony Macagnone, NRCC Long Island Team Lead, has been appointed as a board member of the United States Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI).
Authored by: William Banfield, NY Southeast Regional Manager, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
Tony Macagnone wears many hats. As Local 290’s team lead, he is responsible for directing the daily operations of the NRCC Long Island team room, and representing the carpenters in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
In addition, Macagnone has served as a Councilman in the Town of Oyster Bay for over eighteen years. During this time, he sponsored legislation that made Oyster Bay, the first town in Nassau County, to require contractors and subcontractors, to have apprenticeship training programs. Furthermore, he has initiated legislation to establish a “living wage” law which ensures that employees of companies that perform service contracts or sub-contract for Oyster Bay, earn an honest hourly wage.
Last year, Macagnone was honored by Outreach, a non-profit organization, which aims to support those struggling with the effects and consequences of drug and alcohol addiction. Outreach also provides residential, outpatient and training services for adults and adolescents. The Outreach award recognized Macagnone’s continuous efforts, in supporting and raising awareness, for their center on Long Island.
Macagnone’s appointment to the board of USGBC-LI further demonstrates the active role he plays in working to bettering the community of Long Island. Through his role in the NRCC, he supports the building of new projects that are energy efficient, have a small carbon footprint, and utilize modern, recycled materials to help save money, energy and most importantly, protect the environment.
USGBC-LI works to promote and create solutions that strengthen a unified balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity. Their advocacy, education and outreach efforts prove their dedication to encouraging and facilitating the ongoing growth of energy efficient sustainable practices on Long Island.
“I’m looking forward to combining my political experience in Oyster Bay with my work at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to help the Green Building Council improve the lives of Long Island residents,” said Macagnone.
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) would like to thank Tony for his continued efforts and congratulate him on this achievement. We wish him every success on the USGBC-LI Board.