The mission of the SAME Energy & Sustainability Community of Interest (E&S COI) is to engage COI members and support the Department of Defense on energy & sustainability (E&S) activities across the SAME enterprise in support of the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan – Securing America’s Future, Together. Specifically, the E&S COI will lead efforts to strengthen industry-government engagement by fostering a supportive environment to discuss E&S activities and advancements in support of the A/E/C community and our national energy security.


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Organization Structure

Community Chair
Norm Campbell

Immediate Past Chair
Michelle Exaros

Vice Chair (Chair-Elect)
Matt McCann

Communications & Outreach
Darryl Moser

Co-Lead for Communications & Outreach: Vacant

Programs & Webinars Lead: Vacant

Industry & NGO Outreach Lead
Dave Robau

Public Sector
Paul Robinson

Elizabeth Bradford

Co-JETC Lead: Vacant

Volunteer Engagement
Courtney Bonas

Young Professional (YP) Liaison
Mitch Minotti

LinkedIn Guru
John Topmiller

Strategic Alignment & Goals

Goal 1: Strengthen Industry-Government Engagement

  • The E&S COI provides a platform for industry and government members to grow professionally in a mutually supportive environment.

Goal 2: Build and Sustain Resilient Communities

  • Many advancements in E&S are incorporated into resilient designs. The COI provides multiple platforms to share these advancements and additional research needs through the E&S Track at JETC and regularly scheduled COI webinars.

Goal 3. Develop Leaders for the Profession

  • Through the development of the E&S Track at JETC, we provide focused themes to continue to drive the E&S conversation.

Goal 4: Enrich the STEM Pipeline for the Nation

  • The E&S COI asks members to volunteer for STEM competitions and encourages members to mentor at SAME STEM summer camps to encourage our next generation to pursue STEM careers.

Goal 5. Prepare Service members and Veterans for the A/E/C Industry

  • The E&S COI provides a platform to leverage the leadership of service members and veterans for them to address challenges in the A/E/C profession.

Stay Engaged

The Urgency of Building Decarbonization

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual via Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Webinar Description:

As we face a continued and accelerating climate change crisis, we need to adopt an aggressive and sustained decarbonization strategy. Buildings represent 39 percent of global carbon emissions, and the global building stock is expected to double by 2060. Urgent action is needed to ensure new buildings aren’t built in the “business as usual” method, locking in continued decades-long high building emissions. This webinar will present the fundamentals of building decarbonization and discuss the ASHRAE building decarbonization position moving forward.

Don Brandt, Vice President, ASHRAE

Matt McCann, Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Business Line, AECOM

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