Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals (EPs) are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement.  GBA’s Emerging Professionals Committee enables individuals early in their sustainability careers to be a force for progress within their communities by providing a forum for networking and education.

Emerging Professionals are interested in or already working in the green building industry (generally under 35 years of age).  Graduate students are encouraged to become involved, while undergraduate students are encouraged to engage with existing green building and sustainability networks at their college or university.

Get involved by attending an Emerging Professionals event or by joining the Emerging Professionals Committee, which works with GBA staff members to determine the direction of the group and plan EP-related events. Email us if you’re interested in serving on the committee.

To be a member of the Emerging Professionals group, just become a GBA member at any level (either through your organization or individually at the Professional or Advocate level) and email us to get on the EP distribution list.

Emerging Professionals Committee Leaders

GBA thanks the following volunteers:


Kelli Williams CCI

Vice Chair

Krupa Patel BuroHappold

Education Chair

Laleh Gharanjik Jendoco Construction

Community Service Co-Chair

Veni Mittal Borough of Etna

Community Service Co-Chair

Amanda Tharp GBBN

Networking Co-Chair

Sam Lehr Montauk Energy Holdings


Laura Almendinger Conservation Consultants, Inc.


Nicole Catino evolveEA

Co-Networking Chair

Daeshawn Ballard Riverside Center For Innovation


Roberto Peralta ae7


Andrew Walsh BuroHappold Engineering



GBA Emerging Professional Education Programming Sponsor:


Emerging Professionals volunteer opportunities are in partnership with: