March 2019

DMV Net Zero Energy Coalition

Learn more about the DMV Net Zero Energy Coalition which is working to increase the number of Net Zero Energy residential buildings in the DMV. 

Date Time Location CM
Wednesday, March  10:30 a.m. - 12 noon  County Administration Building
4th Floor Boardroom
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Speaker(s) / Instructor(s) Biography 

Jessica Abralind, LEED AP and Green Building Planner for Arlington County | Linkedin |
Jessica Abralind, LEED AP and Green Building Planner for Arlington CountyJessica Abralind, LEED AP, has fourteen years of experience in sustainability. For the past eight years she has served as a Green Building Planner for Arlington County, Virginia, facilitating the development of green buildings in Arlington, through the County’s Green Building Density Incentive Policy. She coordinates with a variety of stakeholders including business leaders, environmental experts and advocates, residents, and political leaders to develop, assess, and implement the green building program. The program has led to the development of over 45 LEED certified commercial, apartment, and hotel developments in Arlington. This program is also savings millions of kilowatt-hours of energy and millions of gallons of water each year.

Previously, Jessica worked for a sustainability consulting firm to help private companies and government agencies achieve LEED green building certification. She also worked for Whole Foods Market, where she was responsible for implementing recycling, composting, green cleaning, and other sustainability programs in the Washington, D.C. area stores.

Lindsey Shaw, Manager of Energy and Sustainability Programs for Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection | Linkedin |
Lindsey Shaw, Manager of Energy and Sustainability Programs for Montgomery County’s Department of EnLindsey R. Shaw is the Manager of Energy and Sustainability Programs for Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection. Her primary role is to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability programming for businesses and residents in the County. Prior to this role, Ms. Shaw provided technical assistance to commercial building owners and property managers in Montgomery County—primarily through the annual Montgomery County Energy Summit conference, County’s Benchmarking Law, and commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) finance program. Before coming the County, Ms. Shaw was an environmental consultant serving the Federal sector and has experience in the sustainable nonprofit world as well. 

Ms. Shaw received her master’s degree in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Boston University. She also serves on the USGBC-National Capital Region’s Market Leadership Advisory Board. 

Ms. Shaw is a LEED AP® O+M and has experience with benchmarking energy and water use, building energy management, commercial properties, and communication and outreach efforts. She also holds the Energy Efficiency Practitioner credential from the Association of Energy Engineers.