NEHERS Alliance Committees


The Alliance Board maintains the following committees to discuss issues and help the Board make decisions. Members and non-members are welcome to participate on our GoToMeeting Board Committee Calls. Please contact Betsy at betsy@nehers.org or 978-633-3013 for the current committee meeting schedule or to be added to the invitation distribution list of the committee you would like to join.

The Energy Codes Committee is responsible for reviewing Residential Energy Code with respect to HERS Raters concerns, and taking actions where appropriate to attempt to improve the clarity and implementation of Residential Energy Code.

  • Mike Turns, PSD

The Embodied Carbon Committee is leading an initiative to propose a new RESNET Standard on Embodied Carbon. The committee members are:

  • Andy Buccino, Stephens and Company, co-Chair
  • Nicole Burger, Innova Building Advisors, co-Chair
  • Joel Martell, National Grid (co-chair)
  • Nick Jones, Eversource
  • Chris Mazzola, Home Energy Raters
  • Mike Browne, Advanced Building Analysis

The Executive Committee consists of elected officers:

  • President: Cindy Zeis, PSD
  • Vice President: Nicole Burger, Innova Building Advisors
  • Secretary: Kaitlyn Mitchell, CET
  • Treasurer: Joe Rando, GDS

The Manual Committee maintains and updates the NEHERS Alliance Training & Reference Manual and other publications.

  • Nick Jones, Eversource, Chair

The Membership/Communications Committee develops and implements strategies for outreach to potential Alliance members, expands Alliance services and is responsible for all internal and external communications including the NEHERS website, emails, publications, etc.

  • Cindy Zeis, PSD

The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting a slate of Director candidates representing the expiring Director terms and any vacancies. The Committee term is one year.

The Professional Development Committee determines topics for monthly webinars and develops initiatives for other Professional Development activities.

  • Keegan Ebbetts, ICF, Chair
  • Chris Mazzola, Home Energy Raters

The QAD Committee helps QA Providers interpret and implement RESNET's standards for home energy ratings and providers a forum for Quality Assurance Designeers and QAD delegates to network and discuss issues relating to the quality and consistency of HERS ratings in our region. 

  • Jonathan Harrison, CLEARestult, Chair

The Standards Committee helps Providers & Raters interpret and implement RESNET's standards for home energy ratings and provides a forum for Providers and Raters to network and discuss issues relating to the quality and consistency of HERS ratings in our region.

  • Cindy Zeis, PSD, Chair

The Training Management Committee is responsible for all Rater training activities. This committee issues RFPs and selects trainers for future trainings.

  • Joe Rando, GDS Associates, Chair
  • Bruce Bennett, GDS Associates
  • Nicole Burger, Innova Building Advisors
  • Keegan Ebbetts, ICF
  • Joel Martell, National Grid
  • Kaitlyn Mitchell, CET