RI Green Building Council elects new members to Board of Directors


The U.S. Green Building Council Rhode Island Chapter, hosted at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors and election of officers.

Nicholas Durkin, LEED AP BD+C, is a project engineer for Dimeo Construction Company. Dimeo is a leader in the sustainable building movement having completed over 4.4 million square feet of LEED certified projects throughout Southern New England with over 90 LEED trained personnel. Mr. Durkin, a graduate of Roger Williams University with a degree in construction management, joined Dimeo in 2006 as part of the Natick Collection project team. After the successful completion of the Natick Collection, he was assigned to the 400,000 square-foot Newton North High School project; where he was responsible for the submittal and documentation process to track the project’s LEED status. Under Mr. Durkin’s guidance, the project obtained LEED Gold certification.

Chris Integlia is currently the executive vice president of Residential Divisions for Taco, Inc., a manufacturer of hydronic products for the HVAC industry. A 20-year employee of Taco, Inc., Integlia is responsible for new product development, manufacturing and logistics for all residential products. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College and an MBA from the Babson Graduate School of Business.

Daniel Justynski is head of property operations for RBS Citizens. Justynski is responsible for maintaining and operating over 1,000 retail locations and 200 office buildings. In order to meet Corporate Environmental Sustainability goals, he is responsible for implementing building improvements that reduce energy consumption, water usage and waste removal. Mr. Justynski advocates for the most energy efficient and green design/construction techniques when the bank is developing a new site. He oversees the implementation of a Capital Asset Investment Plan that focuses on the most energy efficient equipment and building materials available. Operationally, he employs retro-commissioning to enhance energy efficiency in buildings as part of the corporate capital investment strategy. Justynski is a voting member of the RI Energy Efficiency Resources Management Council, which advises the state of Rhode Island regarding Least Cost Procurement of energy resources. He is also a board member of the U.S. Green Building Council RI Chapter. A graduate of Worcester State College with a BS in Computer Science, Justynski earned an MBA from the University of Rhode Island in Finance. He was awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship and commissioned out of Holy Cross.

James Koloski is director of business development for Shawmut Design and Construction. Shawmut is one of the leading construction management firms in Rhode Island. Koloski’s focus is on establishing new relationships and reinforcing current partnerships in Rhode Island and Central and Western Massachusetts, within the academic, corporate and commercial, health care and life sciences sectors. Prior to Shawmut, Koloski served as business development manager at RDK Engineers. In that time, he worked closely with many of the elite academic, corporate, health care and laboratory institutions in the market. He is a recipient of the 2011 Exemplary Service Provider award from the Boston Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), and is a member of IFMA, NAIOP, ISPE, NEHES, and the USGBC Rhode Island chapter. Koloski holds a Bachelor of Arts from Merrimack College.

Dave McCabe is Textron’s director of environment, energy, and loss prevention and is responsible for implementing the company’s environmental and energy strategy. He is also responsible for overseeing the company’s loss prevention program. McCabe’s previous positions at Textron include Six Sigma Black Belt and Manager Remediation Shared Services. Prior to joining Textron, McCabe spent 13 years in the environmental consulting field. He has a Master’s degree in geology from the University of Connecticut, undergraduate degrees in geology and marine science from the University of Miami and is a licensed professional geologist.

Christina Sprows, director of architecture and engineering, has been employed by CVS Caremark for 14 years. She oversees New Store Prototype Development, special project initiatives that support over 7,300 stores, and various green initiatives in order to meet corporate environmental and sustainability goals. Sprows is also responsible for the sourcing and contracting of all architects, as well as civil and environmental engineers, across the country. She is currently working on CVS/Pharmacy’s new LEED building that will debut on a site in New England. Sprows is a graduate of Hall Institute where she studied Architectural Drafting and Interior Design. She has completed various continuing education classes at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, such as Universal Design, Fair Housing and ADA Guidelines. She is an active member of the Providence Preservation Society, AIA and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Elected officers include Ken DeCosta, chair and senior vice president for Pare Corporation; Robin Main, vice chair and partner at the law firm of Hinckley Allen & Snyder; Mark DiPetrillo, treasurer and commercial leader, Rhode Island, Sales & Sales Operation for National Grid; Daniel Paquette, secretary and managing partner/chief sustainability officer for Sterling Construction Management, LLC.

The primary mission of the RI Green Building Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is to educate professionals and the public about sustainable design and building practices. The Chapter also promotes policies that will create sustainable communities in the region. For more information, visit www.usgbcRI.org.


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