Professional & Local Involvement
Green Footprints Commissioning, Inc., is very active in the Commissioning/ Professional Community as well as our Local Community.
Sarah Maston, PE, QxCP, CPMP, LEED AP, President of Green Footprints Commissioning, currently serves the ASHRAE society in the role of Vice-Chair for the Commissioning Technical Committee (TC-7.9). She will assume the role of Chair in June 2016. The TC, comprised of individuals also involved in the other Cx organizations, is very active in commissioning issues in the US and around the world. Members of this committee are active in their local Commissioning organizations and they have lively discussions about a wide range of commissioning topics at our biannual conferences. The TC also sponsors many programs for the biannual ASHRAE conferences, as well as maintains a chapter in the ASHRAE Handbooks.
Sarah also serves ASHRAE as Vice-Chair of the Conference and Expositions Committee (CEC). She will assume the role of Chair in June 2015. CEC is responsible for the selecting the technical programs for the biannual ASHRAE conferences. The committee meets on a monthly basis to tackle issues related to quality speakers, commercialism policies, conference locations, and other policies.
Sarah is also a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as secretary, and the Hudson Business Association. She also holds membership in National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
Green Footprints Commissioning, Inc. is a member organization with US Green Building Council (USGBC).
Sarah is also a firm supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) in our schools. She is on the advisory board for the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) at Hudson High School and is in the process of advising the HVAC shop at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical HS.
Sarah has been an active troop leader for the past four years within the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA. This year, her troop of 17, 5th graders, participated in many hands-on activities, including community service, educational pursuits, possible career paths, and just plain fun & exercise! Some of the activities they enjoyed include:
Math Moves U- A GSEM council event sponsored by Raytheon and hosted by Middlesex Community College. The girls designed an egg carrier that kept an egg safe during a 50 foot drop test; acted as a CSI investigator; and built a solar car.
Innocent or Guilty- A GSEM council event that put Goldilocks on trial for breaking & entering; but had she been invited or had Baby Bear been trespassing at her house the night before? You have to hear the “back story” to decide! The girls sat on a jury and determined her guilt or innocence.
Powderpuff Derby- Designed a car and raced them down the tracks! (Similar to Cub Scout Pinewood Derby)
iMovie- A GSEM council event where they made a movie about a community issue and solved it.
Girl Power- Met with a local trainer, Erin Mahoney to learn about healthy eating and the benefits of regular exercise.
Chocolatier for the Day- learned about making chocolate at Chocolate Therapy in Framingham.
Rock Climbing- all of the Girl Scouts in Hudson went rock wall climbing at Central Rock Gym in Worcester
The girls participated in two different camping activities too. One program, our town-wide Encampment program was held at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham in February. All the Hudson Girl Scouts were invited to play in the snow and enjoy indoor and outdoor activities!
Our troop also did service projects at a local nursing home, cooked a meal for the homeless, put together Christmas care packages in Worcester, made favors for Meals on Wheels, and participated in our local “Scouting for Food”, food drive.
Our girls also earned their Bronze Award this year by providing birthday parties for homeless children at a family shelter in Worcester. The girls planned crafts and activities, picked out themed decorations, bought birthday gifts, acted as hostesses for the parties, and made a cake! They did an excellent job and the kids really had a great time! We did this project in conjunction with a local non-profit Birthday Wishes.