By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate
Last Friday the USGBC MA Chapter co-sponsored the Northeastern University Energy Conference with the Northeastern University Energy System Society (NU-ESS). Following several stellar tracks of workshops and panels throughout the day, including some of Boston's best and most accomplished energy, engineering and design professionals, the USGBC MA Annual Halloween Party thrown by the Emerging Professionals committee was a huge hit with conference goers. The President of NU-ESS, Vinoth Sekar, donned a green Hulk mask. Joe Ranahan, the Energy Manager for Northeastern University's campus spoke extensively on a panel about the great strides the campus has achieved in their efforts to reduce energy consumption on campus. In the last decade, the energy consumption has risen only slightly even though the square footage of conditioned space is up 3.5 million square feet.
Professor Kowalski, Director of the Masters program in Energy Systems said, “These guys did a great job putting this conference together” and distributed certificates to the organizers.
The turnout was over the anticipated amount at 250+. Conference coordinators from NU Energy Systems Society are aiming to accommodate three times as many attendees next year following the success of their first annual conference.