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, two committees of NESEA Members vote to recognize the contributions and service of two individuals. NESEA’s awards represent the richness of talent in our community, honor our history, and celebrate our future.  The recipients of the 2021 awards will announced in April and the awards will be presented during NESEA Night on May 6.

2021 Awards 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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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About the Awards

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

Distinguished Service Award (1993-present)

Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award (2019-present)