Board of Directors

A 15 member Board of Directors is elected by the members governs the CTGBC. Our Board is comprised of a diverse background that include State of Connecticut officials, private industry executives, leading A&E professionals, and concerned citizens interested in promoting high performance green buildings.

CTGBC Committees:

All committees and contact information is located on our CTGBC Committees page.

The council's current bylaws (Adobe Acrobat format)
The council's strategic plan, February 2016 (Adobe Acrobat format)
Archived Board Meeting Minutes

Chair

Brian Dwyer

e-mail: brian.dwyer@carrier.utc.com

As General Manager of Carrier’s Government Solutions team, Brian is responsible for leading sales teams in forming strategic partnerships with Federal Government agencies; developing innovative solutions to meet their financial, energy and sustainability goals. He has held a variety of sales, sales leadership and general management positions in his 27 years with Carrier. Prior to joining Carrier, Brian was involved in design and sales of Building Automation Systems in NYC and leasing of commercial real estate for a private real estate development firm in Connecticut.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an Engineering Science degree from Providence College.

Vice Chair

Wayne Cobleigh

e-mail: wayne.cobleigh@gza.com

Client relationship development and marketing strategy for $130+M environmental, geotechnical, ecological, construction management and water services firm. Solving problems for energy, infrastructure, real estate, education, healthcare, government and commercial/industrial clients. Interests in collaborating with professional service firms and attorneys on siting, permitting, sustainable building services, flood hazard vulnerability assessment and mitigation, real estate development, brownfield redevelopment, environmental remediation, sustainable design, carbon neutral- and renewable energy projects.

Special interests: financing resiliency and clean energy, resilient building design and brownfield redevelopment projects, building hazards, climate change adaptation, LEED and sustainable development, green buildings, groundwater protection at nuclear power plants, geothermal groundsource heat pump systems, contract negotiation, risk management, community engagement, land development, and flood control/mitigation. High performance team building, partnering, alliances and supply chain management.

MBA in Marketing and Certified Professional Services Marketer certification in 2008. Continuous education through volunteer leadership in trade associations and mentoring.

Secretary

Ross G. Spiegel

e-mail: rspiegel@slamcoll.com

Ross Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED® AP BD+C, is the Specifications Coordinator with the Connecticut based architectural firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative. Ross is responsible for leading the firm’s specification process including maintaining and improving firm wide specification procedures and resources, scheduling of specifications staff and preparation of architectural specifications for various project types. In addition, Ross serves as a technical resource to the firm and project teams by researching and maintaining an awareness of products, industry standards and technologies.

Ross has been a member of The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) since 2005 and has served on the Board of Directors for the past five years. During that time, he has chaired the Advocacy Committee. This year Ross was elected Secretary for a two-year term.

Ross has also served on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, the LEED Steering Committee, chaired the Council’s Nominating Subcommittee, several other USGBC committees and task teams, and was the founding Chair and member of the Steering Committee for the Council’s Greenbuild International Green Building Conference & Expo for over nine years. In addition, Ross chaired the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Steering Committee for four years, which is responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of existing and future LEED credentialing programs under GBCI.

Board Member

Wayne Cobleigh

e-mail: wayne.cobleigh@gza.com

Client relationship development and marketing strategy for $130+M environmental, geotechnical, ecological, construction management and water services firm. Solving problems for energy, infrastructure, real estate, education, healthcare, government and commercial/industrial clients. Interests in collaborating with professional service firms and attorneys on siting, permitting, sustainable building services, flood hazard vulnerability assessment and mitigation, real estate development, brownfield redevelopment, environmental remediation, sustainable design, carbon neutral- and renewable energy projects.

Special interests: financing resiliency and clean energy, resilient building design and brownfield redevelopment projects, building hazards, climate change adaptation, LEED and sustainable development, green buildings, groundwater protection at nuclear power plants, geothermal groundsource heat pump systems, contract negotiation, risk management, community engagement, land development, and flood control/mitigation. High performance team building, partnering, alliances and supply chain management.

MBA in Marketing and Certified Professional Services Marketer certification in 2008. Continuous education through volunteer leadership in trade associations and mentoring.

Board Member

Kristen Coperine

Green Thread Consulting
e-mail: kristen.coperine@gmail.com

Board Member

Caroline DiDomenico

e-mail: caroline.didomenico@eversource.com

Caroline is a Design and Architectural Professional with over 30 years’ experience in the design and construction of Corporate Interiors, Healthcare Facilities, and Retail Store Design. She is a Supervisor in Facilities Management at Eversource Energy, and Previously held a position as a Project Manager within the department. Her focus has been on incorporating Sustainability and Energy Efficient practices into projects, as well as providing LEED review on major construction projects. She has also been a contributor on several interdepartmental teams including: Contributor to Corporate Sustainability Report, LEED Substation Prototype Review and White Paper, Environmental Expo and Earth Day Planning, and Project Manager on the Solar/vegetative roof on the Eversource main campus.

Caroline holds credentials as a LEED AP and GPRO: Operations and Maintenance. She was also an Adjunct Instructor in the Interior Design Department at Paier College of Art in Hamden., and has served as a Thesis Rep at Boston Architectural College. As a member of the CTGBC, she is currently Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and in the past she served on the Education Committee. Caroline was nominated to the Energy Committee in her former town of Bolton, after addressing the town on Energy Issues and encouraging them to map out a plan for sustainability and energy efficiency.

Caroline holds an MS in Management with a concentration in Clean Energy and Sustainability from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BFA in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. On a personal note, she has built an off-grid home in Vermont which is entirely powered by solar.

Board Member

Sheri Dieso, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, GGP

Bryant Dieso LLC
e-mail: sheridieso@yahoo.com

Board Member

Brian Dwyer

e-mail: brian.dwyer@carrier.utc.com

As General Manager of Carrier’s Government Solutions team, Brian is responsible for leading sales teams in forming strategic partnerships with Federal Government agencies; developing innovative solutions to meet their financial, energy and sustainability goals. He has held a variety of sales, sales leadership and general management positions in his 27 years with Carrier. Prior to joining Carrier, Brian was involved in design and sales of Building Automation Systems in NYC and leasing of commercial real estate for a private real estate development firm in Connecticut.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an Engineering Science degree from Providence College.

Board Member

Nicholas Jones

Eversource Energy
e-mail: jonesn3712@gmail.com

Nick Jones serves as the Residential New Construction – Energy Efficiency Program Lead for Eversource Energy. Nick has spent his career working with builders, developers, design teams, efficiency programs, industry associations, and state and federal organizations to advance high performance building practices and technologies. In 2016, Nick served as a presenter for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and published a white paper entitled Zero Energy Homes: Available and Scalable. Nick has also served multiple years as a judge for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Housing Innovation Awards. Nick holds credentials as a Certified Energy Manager, as well as a LEED – Green Associate. He is a member of the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC), and serves as co-chair of the CTGBC’s Emerging Professional’s subcommittee. He holds degrees from Eastern Connecticut State University in Sustainable Energy Studies, and is currently pursuing a degree in Global Sustainability from Central Connecticut State University.

Board Member

Melissa Kops

Pirie Associates Achitects
e-mail: design.officinalis@gmail.com

Board Member

Leon Levine

Ecothink Group
e-mail: leon@ecothinkgroup.com

Board Member

Tom Nichols

4 Elements Group
e-mail: tnichols@4elementsgroup.com

Board Member

Katie Roden Symonds

Centerbrook Architects
e-mail: ksymonds@centerbrook.com

Board Member

Ross G. Spiegel

e-mail: rspiegel@slamcoll.com

Ross Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED® AP BD+C, is the Specifications Coordinator with the Connecticut based architectural firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative. Ross is responsible for leading the firm’s specification process including maintaining and improving firm wide specification procedures and resources, scheduling of specifications staff and preparation of architectural specifications for various project types. In addition, Ross serves as a technical resource to the firm and project teams by researching and maintaining an awareness of products, industry standards and technologies.

Ross has been a member of The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) since 2005 and has served on the Board of Directors for the past five years. During that time, he has chaired the Advocacy Committee. This year Ross was elected Secretary for a two-year term.

Ross has also served on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, the LEED Steering Committee, chaired the Council’s Nominating Subcommittee, several other USGBC committees and task teams, and was the founding Chair and member of the Steering Committee for the Council’s Greenbuild International Green Building Conference & Expo for over nine years. In addition, Ross chaired the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Steering Committee for four years, which is responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of existing and future LEED credentialing programs under GBCI.

Board Member

Aris Stalis

Aris Land Sudio
e-mail: Aris@arisls.com

A land architect, Aris brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the CTGBC. For 28 years, he has practiced with a wide diversity of public and private clients, with a strong commitment to sustainable strategies. As a graduate of the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Aris remains committed to the ecological principles of his alma mater. The primary goal of his practice is to develop designs in a sustainable and ecologically balanced manner. A guiding principle is that well designed landscapes help create healthier communities.