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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS

F
BY JENNIFER
MARRAPESE
PHOTO CREDIT:
MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

or as long as I have been on board as
NESEA's Executive Director, we've been
talking about diversifying our membership
by inviting the next generation into the
fold. (In fact, we've been talking about
it for so long that the next generation might now
actually be a different generation than the "next
generation" of eight years ago!)
We've made steady progress over the years.
We've recruited emerging professionals to serve
on our conference planning teams, mentored by
longstanding NESEA members. We have offered
conference scholarships to emerging professionals
and students (more than 60 over the past year),
and have engaged NESEA members in that process
as donors and scholarship sponsors. Two emerging
professionals have participated in career-changing
trips to Scandinavia to learn about building science
and resiliency efforts and to build their own
professional networks. We have hosted career forums
at our conferences. But our efforts have always been
limited to what we could do within existing budgets
and staffing. We never had the bandwidth to make
emerging professionals a real priority.
All that changed when the board adopted our
new strategic plan. Goal 3 of the plan provides,
"With an initial focus on Emerging Professionals,
broaden the demographic diversity of NESEA
membership to better reflect the constituency
NESEA serves." This goal invites us to think about
how emerging professionals and students fit into
all of our programs, and a mandate to find ways to
engage them.
The NESEA staff has embraced the clarity of this
new goal. We have charged Florence MacGregor
with managing our Emerging Professionals
program, securing financial resources and
establishing and tracking metrics for how we
engage students and those who are newly entering
their sustainable energy careers. Here are a few of
the things NESEA has in the works:
* A new membership level for Emerging
Professionals. This new level allows us to more
readily track when and how EPs are engaging with
NESEA, and allows them to enjoy the benefits of
membership at a slightly reduced rate.

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* Focus groups to learn more from EPs about the
challenges they face in their careers, and how
NESEA might help.
* An EP component in our BuildingEnergy NYC
Conference. For the first time this year, we will
offer a Career Forum for Emerging Professionals in
NYC to complement what we've done in Boston for
many years.
* A revitalized jobs board, http://nesea.org/jobs-board,
on which any NESEA business member can post
job vacancies. This jobs board, one of the most
heavily trafficked pages on nesea.org, also contains
links to the job boards of all of our business
members - a one-stop shop for all NESEA job
seekers, not just EPs.
All these efforts take resources. Fortunately, a few
NESEA members have stepped up to support our new
Emerging Professionals program. Michael Gimbrere,
who administers the Pat Cooke Fund, has pledged
$5,000 in seed money for this new program. Lifetime
NESEA member Max Horn has matched that $5,000.
And 55 members of our community helped us raise
more than $13,000 on Valley Gives Day to support
the Kate Goldstein Fund for Emerging Professionals.
We thank them for paving the way to make this
new program possible. We invite you to support our
efforts too.
As always, I look forward to keeping you apprised
of our progress.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Marrapese takes care of the big picture: How
do we make NESEA's multidisciplinary network of
practitioners bigger and better? She works with the
board of directors and members 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, NESEA members and other collaborators.
She earned her BA in Journalism from the University
of Wisconsin, her JD from the University of California,
Berkeley, and her MA in Organizational Management
and Development from Fielding University. She lives
as close to net zero as possible in her deep energy
retrofitted ranch, despite having two teenage daughters
and a swimming pool.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017

From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
Better Steam Heat: Generating steam system upgrades in New York City.
Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Executive Director: A strategic plan for emerging professionals.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - From the Board Chair: Taking flight into new territory.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - What is Strategic Electrification? Simply Put, It’s an Energy Transformation: A core pathway to deep carbon reduction.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Going All the Way:What it will really take to achieve net zero energy in Burlington, VT.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Are You Forging the Weakest Link?: A deeper dive into how the quest for resilience alters the design process.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Air Quality in Your Bedroom: Nighttime Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Bedrooms of 22 Vermont Homes: Can occupants of leaky houses breathe easy in their sleep?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - Inclusive Diversity Key to Sustainability: Opinion: Sustainability planning must embrace diversity.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines: An interview with Jonathan Orpin.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - High Performance Walls: Discover an alternative to traditional insulation methods that can reach superior insulation performance with thinner walls.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - SAF®– A Solar Faade to Stay?: A technical overview of the newest attachment systems in the low-energy construction market.
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2017 - NESEA Green Pages: This premier resource for sustainability professionals in the Northeast and beyond is just a few pages away. To have your business listed in next year’s Green Pages and become a NESEA business member today, visit nesea.org/join.
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