By Derek Newberry, Advocacy Fellow
We are happy to welcome Jacob Werner as a new member of the USGBC MA Chapter. After years of being a LEED AP, participating in many LEED projects (including as LEED administrator), and working with the USGBC National organization, he discovered the MA Chapter. He is excited to be a part of the Emerging Professionals mentoring program and looks forward to working on events and outreach in the new year. As a member of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), he is looking forward to exploring joint programs with these groups.
Jacob says, “Getting involved with the Massachusetts Chapter has been a fun and rewarding experience. Chapter events have a welcoming, casual feel, while simultaneously being interesting and broadly applicable to my work. Participating in events helps me feel more connected to the sustainable design movement in Boston and the region.”
Mr. Werner is the Director of Sustainable Design at Wilson Architects in Boston, and focuses on the design of high tech and laboratory projects. Currently, he is the project architect / project manager for the UMass Physical Sciences Building on the Amherst campus. In addition to leading sustainable design efforts firm-wide and contributing sustainable design “consulting” for all projects, Mr. Werner's efforts also include mentoring, managing educational programs, overseeing the lunch 'n learn program, and developing engineering partnerships. He is especially proud that Wilson Architects has made the AIA 2030 Commitment, because the company has been a USGBC National Member for 10 years and an advocate for LEED.
Check out the Wilson Architects' blog for more information about the company, and their commitment to green buildings.