Charley Stevenson, LEED AP BD+C
Charley has been interested in sustainable design since the early 1990’s, when he graduated from Williams College with a BA in Philosophy and a Concentration in Environmental Studies. Since then, he has been involved personally in renewable energy and land conservation projects. He received his MS in Natural Science from RPI in 2002, allowing him to further pursue his interest in sustainable design.
He worked for years in education, as a math and science teacher, a high school administrator, and as a graduate school advisor. In all these roles, introducing technical ideas to new audiences was central to his work. He was involved in a number of significant volunteer projects, including founding a brand-new charter school in Adams, Massachusetts.
He began full time work in the design field in 2008, when he joined a small consulting engineering firm specializing in energy modeling and sustainability certification. Since then, he has managed the green aspects of many institutional projects ranging from 12,000 to 250,000 square feet. He founded Integrated Eco Strategy in 2010, to provide client-focused, high-value services relating to energy efficiency and sustainability. Drawing upon his knowledge and experience, project teams can set goals which are both ambitious and realistic. He brings the experience to help clients maintain the necessary understanding of this rapidly evolving focus area.
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Katherine McCusker, LEED AP BD+C
Kath is a graduate of the green building masters program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she worked as a Green Building Researcher for Facilities Planning. Significant projects include benchmarking the energy consumption and carbon emissions for all campus buildings, and managing an in-house retro-commissioning pilot project.
Kath has been working in the design field since 1999. She is a museum exhibition designer, with experience on a range of exhibit types from children’s museums to science centers to art and cultural museums. In fact, it was her first exhibition project – where she helped create interpretation for a National Parks Service LEED certified building – that introduced her to the world of green building.
She thoroughly enjoys seeing a project move from concept to its final three-dimensional form, and thinking about how to use less energy and fewer resources along the way.
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Donald Mulhern, LEED Green Associate
Since graduating from Penn State University in 1989, Don has designed and managed over 800 million dollars in highway and bridge projects. His interest in lowering the environmental impact of our built environment has steered his career toward sustainable and regenerative design. Currently, he is working primarily on materials compliance for the Living Building Challenge Red List.
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Lisa Carey-Moore, LEED AP BD+C
Lisa is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C). She provides project management and support for a range of LEED and Living Building Challenge projects. Lately she has focused largely on understanding the chemistry of materials used in the built environment in support of multiple Living Building Challenge projects in New England. She works extensively with manufacturers and members of the design team in this role, and has spoken at a number of workshops and conferences about the process of discovering what materials go into everything from luminaires to plywood.
Prior to working on buildings and their impact, Lisa focused her energy on addressing issues outside of the built environment. Highlights of her work include serving as the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Norwalk River Watershed Initiative, a pilot project funded by EPA Region I, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the CT Department of Environmental Protection to address water quality and land use issues within a basin draining to Long Island Sound. In this capacity, she helped organize the watershed towns to work together to create a management plan to address issues such as nitrogen enrichment, habitat loss, and the need for public education and behavioral change. The program was recognized by EPA for its success at garnering municipal and public support, and was used as a model for other watersheds draining to the basin. Lisa also spent considerable time lobbying state and federal officials to secure funding for municipalities to upgrade sewer and storm water systems in order to meet Clean Water Act mandates.
Lisa serves on the Steering Committee for Paige’s Butterfly Run, an organization dedicated to providing financial support for patients and families that have been touched with pediatric cancer, while funding critical research at Upstate’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, in Syracuse, NY. Since early 2015, she has been working with a small committee to develop a Bike and Pedestrian Masterplan for the Town of Jamesville, NY, where she resides with her family.
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Mr. McNair 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.
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Staff Party, December 2016
IES grew in 2016 to include many Healthy Material Specialists. This is the team that researches healthy building materials and develops Red To Green, our proprietary database.