Our Mission

Northeastern University Sustainable Building Organization (NUSBO) seeks to engage and connect members interested in the field of sustainable building and foster multi-disciplinary relationships between students, educators and professionals in the industry.

NUSBO is a student organization founded in 2016 by a handful of students in Northeastern’s Sustainable Building Systems master’s program and is open to graduate AND undergraduate students in ANY program or department. We strive to build a community that cares about the development of the built environment and expose people to building science including the latest developments in building technology and design.

Professional Affiliations

USGBC-MA Student Chapter

We are affiliated with the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC (US Green Building Council). They have become the ‘lead advocate’ for the WELL Building Standard as well as host the Living Building Challenge Collaborative of Boston.

NUSBO strongly resonates with their Mission and Vision Statements:
We drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment!  We envision a thriving and diverse community, creating a built environment of net positive systems of water and energy, of financial and social equity, and of ecological and human health.

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We are also Northeastern University’s ASHRAE (formally American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers) Student Branch. The ASHRAE Boston Chapter was started in 1912 and provides opportunities for students to interact with local industry professionals.

Their focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry incorporates the HVAC&R industry to the multi-disciplinary approach that NUSBO stands for.

Meet Team NUSBO

PhD

Interdisciplinary

Luke Troup
Co-Founder

Cas Kelly

Bachelor’s

Civil & Environmental Engineering

· Structural Engineering ·

Cas Kelly
President

Emma Casavant

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Emma Casavant
Program Support

Kimberly Lazar

BS/MS

Civil & Environmental Engineering

· Structural Engineering ·

Sustainable Building Systems

Kimberly Lazar
Webmaster

Ece Alan

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Ece Alan
Speaker Series Coordinator

Danny Mayer

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Danny Mayer
Publicity & Marketing Director

Palash Bedmutha

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Palash Bedmutha
Outreach Director

Previous Members of Team NUSBO