IES Team

Charley Stevenson, Principal. “We can ratchet our way to a better future by repeating simple steps, locking in a bit of improvement with each iteration. We have an opportunity to move the entire building materials market. This work is a source of hope for me. Empowering visionary clients helps me see a path to a better future. This cycle of hope and progress feeds itself, leading to regenerative outcomes for the person, the project, and the community.”
Irene Winkelbauer, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “I am involved in this work because we need to eliminate toxins from the building industry. Toxins affect workers in manufacturing and construction, and all inhabitants of buildings. This work is vital for the health of all people and the planet. Personally, it means that I get to participate in making the world a healthier and more sustainable place for my children and future generations.”
Shavon Prophet, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “After college I made a commitment that any job I have must contribute positively to the environment and society. The Living Building Challenge represents so much more than a “green” or healthy building, there are lots of other standards and certifications that accomplish those things. I am proud to work on LBC projects because we’re out to create a more sustainable, just, and healthy WORLD.”
Matt St. Pierre. Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “Science indicates recent man-made climate change is a real and dangerous thing. Being a part of this office is being a part of doing something to combat man-made climate change, how-ever small or large, and proves that even a small-time guy from a small county of a small state can do something about it. It’s grassroots, in a way, working with the indivi-duals of a manufacturer to make something better.”
Nick Noyes, Healthy Building Materials Specialist “Finding healthy materials, encouraging companies to make products safer for us all, provides me the opportunity to apply diverse work experience in positive and gratifying ways. In our complicated world, it’s often difficult to know the best choices and decisions to be a good steward of the planet. Striving to meet Living Building Challenge imperatives helps push us all in the right direction.”
Lisa Carey Moore. Senior Sustainability Manager. “With over 83,000 chemicals identified by EPA, only a few hundred tested, and even fewer regulated, the work we do at this office is critically important. Each day, I have the opportunity to affect change: to work with manufacturers to identify chemicals of concern and to have them respond with better products. It is exciting to challenge the notions of what a building can do to address environmental and human health goals.”
Mariah Kurtz. Healthy Building Materials Specialist. I grew up in a family of general contractors so I’ve witnessed how wasteful average buildings are. While working at the Omega Institute I learned of LBC, since they have a certified building on campus. It caught my attention, so through college I visited other LBC and sustainable construction projects. This all inspired me to pursue making these innovative projects happen.”
Angela Saltamartini, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “I am proud to be involved with LBC research because I believe the building industry must change more quickly and create buildings that are sustainable, healthy and eco-logically restorative. Living buildings are the most energy efficient buildings in the world. We must change the way we view buildings as this is a step towards a regenerative world!”
Matt Root, Senior Project Manager. “I have always been curious about how to improve the performance of a system. From indoor air quality to energy use; durability to occupant satisfaction; there are so many opportunities for optimization within our buildings that I find this field incredibly interesting and rewarding. While I still enjoy the technical aspect of our work, I have become much more interested in the social dynamic of projects and in supporting the human factor in building design.”
Veronica Thomas-Kowlak, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “Sustainability is such an abstract and nebulous term, often used with no pragmatic underpinnings; but Integrated Eco Strategy has a clearly defined a plan of action towards a sustainable  and green future of building. I get to add to a body of work that enables a smoother green building process for future projects.”
Donald Mulhern, Senior Sustainability Manager. “Working as a civil engineer for over 20 yrs I was involved in building and trans-portation projects that undoubtedly had negative environment impacts. The regenerative design projects we do has not only taught but demon-strated that thinking differently about how we approach construc-tion and building design could actually have a positive impact on the planet. This work give me hope and a sense of atonement.”
Stephanie Engel, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “I love working on LBC projects because in my small way, I am contributing to our planet’s future and our ability to survive here. It is obvious that our next urgent step is to create a sustainable environ-ment. I believe the best way to inspire manufacturers to take action would be to have them visit an LBC building in person and experience the awe inspiring wonder of the clean, natural, beautiful design of our living future.”
Kath McCusker, Senior Sustainability Manager. “LBC work gives me hope that we can do something about climate change ourselves – not waiting for legislation or political will. At least I try to maintain hope….”
Clark Semon, Systems Designer. Why do you do this work? “I am doing my best to help building owners find the healthiest materials to use in their new construction and renovations.” What does it mean to you? “A better future.”
Jason McNair, Operations Manager. Jason is a skilled systems analyst who brings organization and efficiency to complex processes. Drawing from his diverse experiences in business, IT systems and project management, he develops and optimizes work tools to foster thorough reporting and effective decision-making.
Patrick Brannan, Director of People and Organization. “We are all affected by the health of buildings. It feels good to work for a company that is helping to change the industry for the better. We are involved in something that truly aspires to make the world a better place to live in. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. It’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where sustainable and regenerative design is commonplace.”
Rebecca McClintic, Healthy Building Materials Specialist. “I enjoy this work because it allows me to combine my diverse backgrounds of biology and accounting in a way that is satisfying on a personal level, as well as meaningful and impactful on a larger scale.”