Meredith Elbaum

Executive Director

As a sustainability advocate and educator, I joined USGBC MA, now known as Built Environment Plus, as Executive Director in November 2017. Before becoming ED, I was developing climate action plans, master plans, design guidelines and green buildings as President of the Elbaum Group, LLC. Fueled by an interest in materials transparency I launched the Health Product Declaration as its Interim Executive Director.  For almost a decade I was Director of Sustainable Design at Sasaki. During that time I helped in the USGBC MA Chapter’s creation and served as a founding board member.  I also co-created the Architecture and Design Sustainable Design Leaders Network. I earned a BArch from Rice University and a MSArch from MIT and I currently teach architecture students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  I’m looking forward to advancing net positive communities in Massachusetts and beyond.

Vernette Allen

Grant Operations Manager

My role at Built Environment Plus is as Grants Programs Manager. My primary focus is working closely with everyone in the green building community as well be working on new sources of funding, education/training, and workforce development. I hold a B.S. in Business Administration and Master’s in Social Work, both from Boston University.

Ethan Vonderheide

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Bio coming soon…

Ann McHugh

Operations Coordinator

Bio coming soon…