Lauren Brust Moss
Lauren Brust Moss is the program director of the NORESCO Sustainability Services New York City office Lauren joined NORESCO after seven years with another New York City-based energy and sustainability consulting firm. As program director of commercial building energy services, Lauren managed a team that provided commissioning energy audit services on more than thirty million square feet of commercial space for both new construction and existing buildings.
Lauren is also a part of the Urban Green Council speakers bureau (an active resource of New York City's U.S. Green Building Council® chapter) for New York City's Local Law 84 and Local Law 87. In this role, she helps building owners and managers understand local laws and achieve compliance with them. In addition, she managed her previous firm's team for the NYSERDA Buildings Outreach program, where she navigated commercial projects through the incentive program for energy-efficiency upgrades.
Lauren is an active member of industry organizations such as Building Owners and Managers Association, and the New York City, Real Estate Board of New York. She earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University.
Saheel Chandrani is currently Senior Account Executive at Johnson Controls, Inc. and has been in the Building Efficiency & HVAC industry for nearly 10 years. His expertise includes applying cutting edge technology to new and existing facilities with the goal of achieving operational excellence.
Saheel has built his career working for companies like Siemens, Cisco, and Neilsoft, building his experience and expertise in HVAC services and products, marketing strategy, and engineering and architecture services. He holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A in Business, both from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn is a Senior Director BlueWave Solar, which has a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere. At BlueWave, she works to deliver solar power to public and private entities through community solar. Based in Boston, Betsy has a history of working with local communities and multifamily building owners to bring the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable power to low- and moderate-income households by connecting on-the-ground realities to program designs and policy leadership.
Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Franklin & Marshall College.
Jenna Ide (LEED AP, AICP, BOC) is currently the Director of Capital Improvements & Muncipal Operations for Salem, MA. She was previously the Director of Energy & Sustainability for Massachusetts (DCAMM), where for 15 years she managed over 700 energy and sustainability projects worth over $450M and saving over $40M annually. She has developped over 15 MW of solar and wind. She has worked regulating large power projects and in outreach for environmental non-profits. Jenna, an avid outdoor recreationalist, also enjoys art, reading, and food. Jenna lives in Salem with her family where she volunteers locally. She is on the NESEA Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.
Phil Kaplan and his firm, Kaplan Thompson Architects, founded in 2004, have emerged rapidly. His firm's motto, 'Beautiful Sustainable Attainable,' reinforces their commitment to creating vibrant, healthy and durable buildings for all.
His newest venture is BrightBuilt Home, which provides affordable, modular net-zero homes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
As founder of Gotham 360 LLC, Jennifer Kearney oversees day-to-day operations, including new business development for her full-service energy management consultancy firm located in New York City’s financial center.
Before founding Gotham 360, Kearney served as the Director of Energy Programs for New York Presbyterian, managing a $70+ million energy procurement portfolio that included power, natural gas, renewable energy, and all distillate fuel oils. Kearney was responsible for the development and construction of a 7.5 megawatt gas turbine combined heat and power system, the first of its kind to interconnect with ConEdison’s Manhattan grid and run in synchronous parallel.
Kearney’s efforts resulted in over $11 million in annual savings for New York Presbyterian, with her work being nationally recognized by the EPA as an Energy Star Partner of the Year in the “Sustained Excellence” category. During her tenure, Kearney was also involved in the development of two LEED rated buildings, including one certified “Gold,” making it one of only six LEED Gold healthcare buildings in the country.
In 2007, Kearney parlayed her successful career at New York Presbyterian into founding Gotham 360, a full-service energy management consultancy firm offering energy program development and deployment to institutional energy consumers including hospitals, universities, colleges, and cultural centers nationwide.
Since opening its doors, Gotham 360 has consulted on a number of major projects including the Columbia University Manhattanville Campus and the “Campus Transformation” at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Kearney has led her team in negotiating deregulated commodity contracts with leading power, natural gas, and fuel oil suppliers to provide reliable energy at economical prices for some of North America’s largest energy users.
As a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry, Kearney has gained membership into several prestigious organizations and programs, including being certified and recognized as a Women-Owned Business by NAWBO (NWBOC). In 2016, Kearney was named to the NAWBO-NYC Board as Vice President in charge of new membership. She is also a proud member of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL/AEE) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In 2016, she was proud to be recognized by Enterprising Woman Magazine as one of the Enterprising Women of the Year.
She is a sought-after speaker on the subjects of sustainability and energy procurement.
Kearney’s work has been the subject of several articles in nationally published energy journals including The Story Exchange Feature in 2016, District Energy Magazine in 2015, Cogeneration and Onsite Power Production, Breakthrough Magazine, and Healthcare Facilities Management. She has authored several articles, most recently presenting her white paper on progressive purchasing strategies to support cogeneration development to the SUNY Maritime Global Research Center.
Kearney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Carolina. Following a career in banking, she joined a small energy consultancy in New Jersey, where she became a Senior Associate. She then joined the New York Presbyterian Hospital as one of New York City’s first in-house Energy Managers. Gotham 360 was founded in 2007 when Ms. Kearney departed New York Presbyterian to strike out on her own.
Nancy Ludwig, FAIA, LEED AP is the President of ICON Architecture, a 50-person Boston-based, women-owned firm. Her work focuses on sustainable urban projects that create new paradigms for city living, and range from transit-oriented development to innovative adaptive reuse, and from low-rise to high-rise construction. She has contributed to the design and construction of over 15,000 housing units throughout New England, with 2,000 currently under design or in construction this year, including Modular and Passive House designs. Her projects have been case studies for nationally distributed books on sustainable housing, published by the ULI, Harvard University Press, and Global Green, and honored by multiple national awards. Nancy sits on the Boston ULI Advisory Board, is a former co-chair of the Housing and Economic Development Product Council, is a member of the Boston Society of Architects, and is an active board member of Homestart, a non-profit seeking to prevent homelessness in Greater Boston.
I learned of NESEA when I toured Hamburg with Jennifer Marrapese in 2013 as part of a “Climate Bridge” tour through NEWIRE (now CREW Boston). ICON now is a sponsor of NESEA, and I have attended NESEA Boston conferences, as well as encouraged speakers to submit sessions for these conferences. I nominated Michelle Apigian, my coworker, to co-chair next year’s conference. ICON’s Sustainability Committee is encouraged to stay involved with NESEA.
Having served on several non-profit boards, I am well aware of the commitment needed to grow an organization. I believe I have the time and talents to help NESEA thrive.
After 13 years of desperately trying to be a carpenter, Rob's peers at South Mountain company finally got him out of their hair when he shifted from the field to the office in an energy services & product sales role five years ago. As it turns out, swinging a spread-sheet is a better fit for him (and his peers) than swinging a hammer. Rob has no formal building science education, but relies on an inquisitiveness that is rivaled by only the most tenacious three-year old ('Why? Why? Why?') and the good fortune of being able to pester both John Abrams & Marc Rosenbaum on a daily basis: how could he not learn something?
Fortunat Mueller is a partner and co founder of ReVision Energy, Maine’s largest full service renewable energy installation contractor. ReVision Energy is dedicated to the professional design, installation and service of renewable energy systems and has offices in Bangor, Liberty, Portland and Portsmouth, NH, serving all of Maine and NH.
Fortunat received a Masters Degree in Mechanical engineering from Brown University with a concentration in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and is a licensed Professional Engineer in ME and NH. Fortunat also serves on the board of directors of MABEP (Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals), NESEA, the Amicus Solar Cooperative and is a Captain on the North Yarmouth Volunteer Fire Department.
Before joining ReVision energy to start the Portland office in 2006, Fortunat was a project manager and senior systems engineer at United Technologies Fuel Cells in Hartford, CT.
John Skipper is responsible for managing the Account Executive Program at Con Edison.
In this role, John works with a team of energy professionals to build relationships with the company’s largest customers and help them develop an energy strategy that fits their needs.
John also does business development work for Con Edison working with building owners, property managers and energy contractors to help customers reduce their energy costs by enrolling in Con Edison’s Energy Efficiency programs.
John is a member of the board of directors for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. John earned a JD from St. John’s University School of Law and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a BEP certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Ben Southworth, Secretary
Ben Southworth is a second-generation owner of Garland Mill Timberframes, a family-owned business specializing in the design and construction of heavy timberframe structures and high performance buildings. While design/build is at the heart of the company, its soul resides in the water-powered sawmill GMT uses to saw timber for their frames and lumber for their homes.
Andrew specializes in energy-smart residential design - in existing buildings or new construction. He won NESEA's Zero Energy Challenge, and Fine Homebuilding's Best Retrofit award. He trained as a HERS rater and a Passive House consultant, and is currently testing for licensure as an architect. He's teaching sustainable design at Greenfield Community College, and was the co-chair of Building Energy Boston in 2018. He has recently joined NESEA's Bottom Lines community, as owner of studioWEBSTER.
Rachel is the performance maven at Byggmeister. Her job is to track and measure the impact of the company’s projects on home energy use, water use and indoor air quality.
NESEA's Board of Directors consists of 13 independent, voting members who are elected on a rolling basis. Each year, NESEA members elect three Board members and the Board appoints one Board member. In addition, every three years the Board appoints a Member Services Liaison. Board members serve for three-year terms, with no term limits.