Jenna Antonino DiMare, Executive Director
Jenna Antonino DiMare has served as the Executive Director of Vermont Green Building Network since February 2013. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Cornell University and a BA from Brown University, where she studied ecological design and environmental policy. She also is principal and founder of Elegant Ecology | Landscape Design and Environmental Planning. She previously served as the Landscape Designer and Project Coordinator for National Gardening Association. When not in the office, Jenna enjoys co-teaching mushroom hunting and cultivation workshops with her husband via their joint project The Mushroom Forager.
Board of Directors:
Jennifer Chiodo, PE, LEEDAP-BD+C, Managing Principal of Cx Associates, has fostered this Burlington, Vermont based consulting engineering firm into a widely recognized leader in energy engineering, building commissioning, and measurement and verification of energy projects. At Cx, she has created a thriving, dynamic, and ethical organization committed to staff, clients, and making positive environmental impacts.
Ms. Chiodo has dedicated her career to addressing environmental issues by improving building engineering and operations, and has learned the importance of people as both barriers to and drivers of change. Her previous work in Vermont includes positions as the founding Director of Efficiency Vermont, Business Energy Services Director at VEIC, and work with the Public Service Department. Earlier, Jennifer worked as a project manager and design engineer at a top-tier international engineering firm in San Francisco, CA. She serves on the Charlotte Town Energy Committee, the Board and Policy Committee of VBSR, and as President of the Vermont Green Building Network Board.
Heather South, VGBN Board Vice President
Heather South, LEED AP BD + C has a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Toledo and is the President/Sustainability Consultant at Sustainable Design Specialties, LLC, a LEED Consulting firm. She is also a sales consultant at Kelley Bros, a Door and Hardware Distributor.
She has over 9 years of experience in the construction industry, working for various manufacturers, and was formerly the sustainability lead for the Rocky Mountain Region at ASSA ABLOY in Denver, CO. Her love for green building design began with spearheading the business development arm of One Globe Renewables, LLC dba Douglas Colony Group, a solar financing company. Heather has extensive knowledge of the LEED rating system and has taught several continuing education courses. She previously served as the secretary of the Door & Hardware Institute (DHI) Rocky Mountain Chapter.
David Harcourt, VGBN Board Treasurer
David Harcourt is the owner of vx-it llc, an IT consulting company based in Hinesburg. Previously, he served as IT manager for Selection Unlimited, a beverage manufacturer based in South Burlington Vermont for 20 years. He has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and is Six Sigma certified.
Laura Cavin Bailey, Research Director at Maclay Architects in Waitsfield, VT, works on energy efficient design, analysis and monitoring. She has worked with systems thinking through diverse environmental design experience. Her work has ranged from a solar installation company in Colorado to a research fellow at the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab at the University of Oregon where she modeled daylighting and natural ventilation and consulted for Pacific Northwest architects. Laura holds a BA in Environmental Design from Williams College, a Permaculture Certificate, a Master of Architecture, Ecological Design Certificate, and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from the University of Oregon and is a Certified Passive House Consultant.
Dr. Nadia Al-Aubaidy is an Assistant Professor at the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University. Before joining her Ph.D. program she worked as a Deputy Resident Engineer for US. Army Corps of Engineers. She obtained her doctorate in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Al-Aubaidy is also certified by the Center for Policy Dispute Resolution at The University of Texas School of Law. She occupied several leadership positions such as the Graduate Representative for the Cockrell School of Engineering in the Student Government Assembly of The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Al-Aubaidy was the President of the Central Texas Section of AACE-International, 2013 – 2014. She served as an Education Board Member of AACE-International (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) from 2012-2016.
Brian manages Efficiency Vermont’s Residential New Construction team and works on a variety of energy efficiency initiatives at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC). He is a mechanical engineer by trade who, after beginning his career designing and installing custom testing equipment used in water-wave and aerodynamics research, slowly shifted his focus to energy and health.
While obtaining his master’s degree at the University of British Columbia, Brian researched biomass combustion and indoor air quality. He is RESNET, Passive House, and LEED AP (Homes) accredited, and is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter. Brian is committed to serving Vermont’s residential design and construction community as its members pave the way to a future of highly efficient, healthy, durable homes.
Shad Treat is the Account Executive at Siemens Industry US. Shad attended Clarkson University and has served on the Vermont Green Building Network Board of Directors since 2013.
David Weaver is a Smart Building Specifications Sales Executive with Control Technologies. He collaborates with architects, engineers and owners to inspire new approaches to building automation solutions. David previously worked in Fiber Optic and Datacenter deployment, he brings a technical aptitude to building automation that is forward looking. He is driven with purpose to deliver a building experience that uses technology to reduce energy consumption and increase occupant satisfaction.