I was drawn to sustainable building systems design by the real and immediate impact the mechanical and electrical engineers’ work has on the environment, particularly in urban areas like New York City. Reducing energy consumption is a passion I share with Elias and the management team at Dagher. Our group is always searching for a better, more efficient, more economical way to make a building work. My time in rural Panama introduced me to the real interconnectedness of our natural resources. That experience helped shape my path and informs the professional choices I make on projects every day.