PAST SPEAKERS

Fall 2019


Climate Perspectives

Arlen Stawasz
Resilience Strategist

Sustainability Achieved with Durability: The Importance of a Continuous, Well-Installed Building Enclosure

Sophia Salah PE - Consulting Engineer
Stephen Holland - Project Consultant

Retrofitting Our Residences for a Low-Carbon Future

Rachel White - General Manager & Project Manager
Josy Raycroft - Designer

Thermally Autonomous Low-Income Housing

John Kongoletos
PhD Candidate

Integrating Energy into Building Design

Mike Cavanaugh
Sustainability Leader

Integrated Project Delivery at E.M. Duggan

Victor Xue LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP - HVAC Coordinator
Dana Griffith - BIM Coordinator/Educator

Trends Toward Low and Zero Energy Buildings

Kimberly Cullinane
Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant

The Role of IOT and Data Analytics in the Built Environment

Joshua Sklarsky
Chief Technology Officer

Energy Efficiency: Why it Matters & Paths to Employment

Dave Boettcher
Founder & CEO

Architecture, Sustainability + the Emotional Brain

Ann Sussman
Architect, Author, Researcher

Resilience and the Private Realm: Boston’s Coastal Flood Resilience Zoning Overlay

Matthew Littell LEED AP - Founding Principal
Nupoor Monani - Urban Planner & Designer

Spring 2019


Can the Built Sector Save Us?

Cynthia Curtis
Senior VP for Global Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement

Whole-House Ventilation Systems: Providing Healthy, Comfortable, & Energy Efficient Solutions

John Rockwell
Sales Engineer

Collaborate

Abigail Ransmeier
Architect

Water Management and Resilient Communities

Kara Slocum
Professional Staff | Civil and Environmental Designer

Biomaterials: Creating a Circular, Sustainable Future

Julia Hansen (FabLab Boston)
Joe Sahl (GE Aviation, US)

Old is the New… New: The Essential Role of Existing Buildings in Addressing Climate Change

Jean Carroon
Principal - Design, Preservation and Sustainability

Context Enriches Craft

Ted Touloukian
President & CEO

Systems Commissioning: Making Buildings Work Right

Lance Brown
Commissioning Project Manager

Building Inherent Value: Implementing the Passive House Building Standard

Michelle Apigian
Senior Project Manager, Practice & Sustainability Leader

Fall 2018


Re-Examining Glass Building Design: Exploring the Myths of Achieved Energy Savings

Liz Galloway
Senior Associate | Civil Engineer | Sustainable Designer

Creating Smart Buildings Workshop

Raquel Powers - Senior Sales Executive, Building Automation
John “JC” Courtney - Business Development Manager, Data Analytics
Perla Redfern - Business Development Manager

Fabrication and Mock-up Testing in High Performance Buildings – The Hitchcock Center

Sam Batchelor
Partner

People, Planet, Profit – What is sustainability?

Aelan B. Tierney
Principal

High Performance Building Materials for Passive House Construction

Oliver Klein
Regional Sales Consultant for New England

Net Zero Water, Not a Dry Topic

Chris Chamberland

The 100% Solar Household – An Economics-driven Switch to Renewables

Malcolm Sonnett
Solar Design Specialist

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling for Indoor Air Quality

Romio Mikhael
Energy Engineer

Spring 2018


Senior Project Management Panel

Alexander "Al" Donovan LEED AP BD+C - Senior Project Manager
Anthony Vivirito LEED AP BD+C - Senior Project Manager
Edward R. Bradford AIA, NCARB, LEED AP - Associate Principal

Left Brain, Right Brain: The Intersection of Metrics & Design

Jim Stanislaski
Architect & President of AIA Massachusetts

Buildings are Living Entities

Robert Andrews
Partner & Managing Director

40 Trinity

Gary Kane
Associate

The Intersection between Design and Performance: A Research Driven Practice

Yanel de Angel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Associate Principal
Stephen Messinger AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Project Architect, Associate
Rishi Nandi AIA, LEED AP - Senior Project Architect / Associate

Secrets Revealed: Sustainability Career Opportunities

Brad Jones
Principal

People, Place & Profit: Balancing LEED with New Approaches to Sustainability

DiAnn Mroszczak AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Sustainable Leader
Dave Snell AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Senior Associate

Smaller is the New Big Idea

Jonathan Wright
Founder & Senior Advisor

Climate Resilient Design for an Uncertain Future

Amy Korté
Principal

Achieving Patient Comfort through High Performance Design

Deborah Rivers
Senior Healthcare Architect & Sustainability Leader

Fall 2017


Green Building – From Concept to Practice

Barbra Batshalom
Founder & Executive Director

Net Positive Residential Design

Stephanie Horowitz
Managing Director

Boston LightWells: Crowdsourcing Groundwater Levels

Michelle Laboy
Assistant Professor

Zero (Net) Energy Buildings

David Bliss
Senior Project Manager

Designing with Solar

Tom Bone
Vice President of Operations & Sales

Overview of USGBC’s Rating Systems and LEED v4

Sandy Brock
Vice President & Chief Engineer

Topics and Careers in Building Energy Modeling

Jasmine Abdollahi
Environmental Design Analyst

Embodied Energy: Sustainable Design for Homes in New England

Andy Hinterman
Associate

The WELL Building Standard: Leadership in Healthy Design, Construction and Operations

Jennifer Taranto
Director of Sustainability

Opportunities, Challenges & Trends: Optimizing Existing Building Energy Performance

Jessie Miller
Utility Program Manager

Spring 2017


Kayak.com for Solar

Kimberly Le
Manager of Network Partners

Commissioning & Sustainable Buildings

Stephen Turner
President and Founder

Mainstreaming Life Cycle Assessment

Matt Rice AIA LEEP BD+C - Senior Associate (SMMA)
Peter Bradly - President (PM&C)

Window Design for the Passive House Standard

Patrik Muzila
President

Passive House Responding to Climate Change with Energy Efficiency

Mike Duclos
Principal and Founder

Buildings, Biology + the 21st Century Paradigm Shift: How Biometrics will Change Understanding of the Architectural Experience

Ann Sussman
Architect, Author, Researcher

Big Data + Machine Learning + Cloud Analytics = Smart Buildings + Energy Savings

Kevin Debasitis
Northeast Director of Sales

Performance Information Integration in the Building Design of the ISEC

Andrea Love
Director of Building Science & Associate Principal

Fall 2016


Local Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Strategy Examples

Chris Schaffner
Founder and President

The Role for Solar Energy in Electrifying Off-Grid Communities Globally

Amy Mueller
Co-Director

Creating more Sustainable and High Performance Buildings in Massachusetts

Liyang Wang
Energy Efficiency Consultant

Zero Net Energy Buildings: The New Definition of High Performance

Conor McGuire
Director of Sustainability

Spring 2016


Building Enclosure and Mechanical System Upgrades: A Critical Look at Implementation Strategies

Jason Der Ananian PE - Senior Project Manager
Brent Gabby PE - Senior Principal