NESEA Awards

Celebrating NESEA Leaders

Each year, the NESEA community comes together to honor and celebrate the contributions individuals have made to the organization. After an open call for nominations, committees of NESEA Members vote to recognize the contributions and service of the new recipients. NESEA’s awards represent the richness of talent in our community, honor our history, and celebrate our future.

About the Awards

Read more about each of these awards, including the lists of previous recipients, below:

Recent Award Recipients

Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for their current engagement and their demonstrated potential to continue to meaningfully affect the future of NESEA.

Elizabeth Engoren is a Senior Energy Engineer and Business Development Associate at EN-POWER GROUP, a full-service energy engineering firm. Elizabeth is passionate about bringing together building industry stakeholders to learn from each other, fostering inclusivity, and expanding the building community – all of which made supporting NESEA’s mission a natural fit.
Distinguished Service Award

Since 1993, this award has annually recognized a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution of time and service to the organization.

Kurt Teichert is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brown University and Critic in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. He teaches courses and advises students on building science, sustainability in design, environmental stewardship, urban infrastructure, and transportation technology and policy. Kurt worked as Research Associate and Facilities Manager at The New Alchemy Institute in the 1980s, which is when he first became active with NESEA.
Professional Leadership Award

This award recognizes an individual who typifies exemplary professional practice coupled with exceptional humanity, and whose body of work has contributed to defining NESEA’s vision.

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED, Design Futures and NIBS Fellow, is Paul Mellon Chair and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator, with over forty years of focus on environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems integration, climate and regionalism in architecture, and design for performance in the workplace of the future - for sustainability, productivity, health and the triple bottom line.