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Sammy Chu

Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter and Chief Executive Officer for Edgewise Energy

  • Sammy Chu is chief executive officer for Edgewise Energy, a Long Island based developer of next generation distributed clean energy solutions. A proven leader in promoting market adoption of energy efficiency and renewables, he was the founding director of the Town of Babylon’s Long Island Green Homes Program u2013 the first operationalized property assessed clean energy program (PACE) in the country.
  • Chu previously served in the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone as Chief of Staff and as commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs. He was the lead county official in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, tasked with coordinating response and recovery. A staunch advocate of inclusive, sustainable economic development, Chu was instrumental in creating workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved individuals during the planning of the transformative Wyandanch Rising development.
  • He currently serves in various volunteer leadership positions including chairman of the Long Island chapter of the US Green Building Council, vice chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, Chair of the LGBT Network, board member of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, board member of the Child Care Council of Suffolk, board member of the American Red Cross on Long Island, board member of EAC Long Island, chair of the Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, trustee for Molloy College, and has previously served as a board member of the National Home Performance Council.
  • In his free time, Chu trains and competes as a nationally ranked powerlifter. Chu is very grateful to be married to his incredibly patient wife, Gennifer. They are the parents of two quick witted teenagers with sophisticated palates, Jakob and Julia.
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