Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award

The Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for current and potential engagement with NESEA.


  • Nominee must be a NESEA Member in the first ten years of their career.

Selection Criteria

  • Nominee has made an impact on NESEA.
  • Nominee has demonstrated the potential to continue to meaningfully affect the future of NESEA.
  • Nominee exemplifies the legacy of service and leadership of Kate Goldstein.

Goals of this Award

This award

  • Honors the contributions of newer members of NESEA in a highly visible way
  • Recognizes the diversity of the NESEA community
  • Develops a leadership pipeline
  • Fosters a spirit of service and participation among emerging professionals
  • Reflects NESEA’s commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in high-performance building


The award is presented during NESEA Night at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference.


The nomination period for the 2021 Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award has closed.

Questions?: Contact Florence MacGregor, fmacgregor@nesea.org.

Past Winners of the Kate Goldstein Award for Emerging Leaders

Our Mission

NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.