2012 Engineers Week Banquet
Where To Get Good Information On Energy Efficiency, Sustainability And How To Make It Work For Your Business
February 22, 2012

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Engineers’ Week dinner at Higgins House with the IEEE Worcester County Section, WPI/ECE Department IEEE Student Branch, the Worcester Chapter of the ASME, and members of the AIAA.

This year’s presentation will be by Jennifer Marrapeese of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). As energy prices creep up, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability keep coming back into the conversation. But where can you get good information about these things? NESEA has information about energy efficiency programs and pilot programs throughout the state, workshops on best practices for high performance building as well as the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, and opportunities to network with new contacts in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability and high performance building industries. NESEA is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who owe their business success to each other and to their understanding of whole systems thinking within your community, your region, the country and the earth. On February 22, join Jennifer Marrapeese, NESEA’s Executive director, to talk about where to get good information on energy efficiency, sustainability and how to make it work for your business.

Jennifer Marrapeese serves as the Executive Director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, where she practices a philosophy of openness and collaboration to grow a large network of practitioners involved in sustainable energy in the Northeast US. Prior to joining NESEA, Jennifer served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Cox Communications, and as Executive Director of Social Venture partners Rhode Island. Jennifer is known for her strategic sense and her ability to forge strong partnerships amongst staff teams and collaborators alike. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Madison, Her JD from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding University.

The dinner meeting will be held at Higgins House on the WPI campus in Worcester. Directions can be found at http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/index.html. The pre-dinner reception starts at 5:30 PM; dinner will begin at 6:30 and will be followed by the presentation.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and must be received by February 15th. The choice of entree is Chicken cordon Bleu, Salmon, or vegetarian. Cost is $10.00 for students and $15.00 for members and guests. Please Email your reservations to Cathy Emmerton, Administrative Assistant, ECE Department, WPI, emmerton@wpi.edu with the subject WPI/IEEE Engineers Week Dinner and include the names of attendees, membership and the choice of entree. Please bring a check, made out to IEEE Worcester County Section, or cash to the meeting.  

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Vern Gaw, Worcester County Section PACE Co-Chair, vgaw@ieee.org