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

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We are affiliated with the Built Environment Plus, formerly known as 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

Emma Casavant

PhD

Interdisciplinary Engineering

MS Sustainable Building Systems

Emma Casavant
President

Maitreyi Rajagopalan

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Maitreyi Rajagopalan
Administrative Director

Ece Alan

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Ece Alan
Speaker Series Coordinator

Danny Mayer

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Danny Mayer
Publicity & Marketing Director

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Lizzie Venuti
Administrative Support

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Matt Wallace
Speaker Series Support

Anushka Singh

Master's

Sustainable Building Systems

Anushka Singh
Program Support

Previous Members of Team NUSBO