EMERGING PROFESSIONALS OF MASSACHUSETTS (EPMA)
The EPMA Committee is a great venue for becoming more engaged with green building community and forming meaningful connections with colleagues across the industry. Our monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in becoming more involved.
MEETING AGENDAS TYPICALLY INCLUDE:
The meeting starts with a 45 minute discussion with the committee leaders regarding planning for upcoming EPMA events and USGBC-MA Chapter updates. All are welcome to this portion of the meeting as we look for volunteers to help plan events. Please join us at 6:45pm for the presentation and networking.
Below is the breakdown of the meeting agenda:
6:00-6:40pm: Committee Meeting
THIS MONTH’S FEATURE PRESENTATION:
Lindsey Machamer will discuss the Envision Rating System and how she has been learning to apply it in her design work. The Envision Rating System provides the framework to identify and objectively rate sustainable approaches used to plan, design, construct, and operate infrastructure projects. Specifically, Envision will holistically and objectively rate the economic, environmental and social aspects of the project. The transportation, energy, water/wastewater and public realm projects we build today have design lives ranging from 20 to over 75 years. This means that the infrastructure we are building today will impact our ecosystem and resource availability for decades to come, so we better build the right project and build the project right! She will share the social, financial, and environmental benefits of incorporating sustainability into infrastructure projects.
Lindsey Machamer is a Senior Engineer at Pare Corporation working on site design, stormwater, and permitting projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She became a civil engineer so that she could influence the way our built environment is developed by incorporating sustainability.
A BIT MORE ABOUT EPMA:
Chairs: Jenna Dancewicz, Aminah McNulty
The Emerging Professionals of Massachusetts (EPMA) Committee is a community of ascending professionals across the green building industry and allied fields that provides professional support, development and advocacy tools through active networking, monthly programming and community events.
To learn more about EPMA, join the mailing list by following this link (select the Emerging Professionals e-mail list), visit our EPMA facebook group page (USGBC Emerging Professionals – MA) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPMA Events Include:
Sustainable Bike Tour
Check out our calendar for the latest schedule!