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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND BOARD CHAIR

THEMES FROM NESEA'S
2016 ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT

Some of this feedback confirms what the board and
staff suspected; some of it points to new ways we can
serve the community.
What's next? Based on the data we've gathered from
Organizational Development Consultant Jeanette Millard led the board
the stakeholder interviews and from our own research
through a visioning exercise that invited each person to share with the
group what passion of theirs is tapped by being on the NESEA board.
of the market, the board and staff will work together to
Responses to this this exercise included:
establish a set of strategic priorities for the next
* Connecting people with a common goal; to share and learn from one
three-to-five years. We'll organize them into action
another.
items we can address immediately, and things that will
* NESEA offers a unique combination of the technical and the aspirational
take a longer time to gear up for and accomplish. This
* A love for introducing fresh faces into a vibrant community.
work will take place into the early fall, and will culminate
* NESEA and its members are working toward a generative, rather than
with the board adopting a strategic plan in November.
extractive, economy.
From there, Executive Director Jennifer Marrapese
will work with the NESEA staff to develop an operating
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* NESEA's focus on data makes it
* NESEA should keep expanding the ways plan - the "how."
One of the big caveats we'll need to keep in mind is
stand out.
it reaches out to emerging professionals
this:
We are engaging in a planning process, rather than
and
students.
People
want
more
opportunities
to
*
developing a plan. This distinction is important; we've
gather locally at NESEA events.
* NESEA should feature more
embarked on a journey toward a stronger, more vibrant
cutting-edge, vetted products,
* "NESEA members laugh at
organization that serves its community better than
particularly in the trade shows.
themselves, talk about what didn't
ever. We're mapping the course, but there are sure to be
work as well as what did - what went * Why doesn't NESEA weigh in on policy
detours along the way.
on behind the curtain."
issues or educate the community on
We are eager to keep you updated as the process
that front?
* NESEA should offer more hands-on
learning opportunities.
* Regional focus is a plus. Do more in NYC. unfolds, and to involve you in whatever initiatives result.
Many thanks to those of you who have provided, and
* NESEA is still associated with the
* NESEA could do more to reach out to
continue to provide, feedback along the way!
BuildingEnergy Boston Conference.
new speakers. Don't feature the sameThe two are still interchangeable in
old every year.
the eyes of many.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
* NESEA can/should fulfill three roles:
Jennifer Marrapese takes care of the big picture: How
education, advocacy and convenor.
do we make NESEA's multidisciplinary network of
practitioners bigger and better? She works with the
board of directors and the membership to establish
NESEA's strategy and to ensure that the board and
staff have the resources to execute it. Jennifer is known
for her strategic sense and for her ability to forge strong
partnerships among staff teams, NESEA members and
other collaborators. She earned her BA in Journalism
from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her JD
from the University of California, Berkeley, and her
MA in Organizational Management and Development
from Fielding University. She lives in South Deerfield,
Massachusetts, where she and her family completed a
deep energy retrofit of their 1977 ranch house, and are
living as close to net zero as possible with two teenage
girls and a swimming pool!
LIFETIME MEMBER
Michael Bruss is the president of Bruss Project
Management and currently serves as NESEA's board
chair. Prior to founding Bruss Project Management,
he served as president of Bruss Construction and
Integrated Building Energy Associates, LLC. Michael's
passion and drive focuses on building with green
technologies, reuse of historic structures, energy
efficiency and preparing today's buildings for future
generations. With more than 30 years of experience in
project development and management with a diverse
group of building projects, Michael brings unmatched
collaboration, innovation and craftsmanship to every
BUSINESS MEMBER
project that he is involved in.

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New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?
Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Rainscreen Systems
My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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