Mar 05, 2012 - Claremont, Calif. - The National Engineers Week Foundation has presented Amy Jarvis ’07 with its 2012 New Faces of Engineering award.
The National Engineers Week Foundation has presented Amy Jarvis ’07 with its 2012 New Faces of Engineering award.
The award honors engineers age 30 and younger who have shown outstanding abilities on projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.
A mechanical engineer, Jarvis is designing a hospital that reduces environmental impact. She also co-authored a chapter for the World Health Organization’s forthcoming “Healthcare in the Green Economy,” which discusses strategies she developed that combine reduced carbon impact with improved health care.
“Amy has made a significant impact on our firm, on client projects and in her community,” said Bob Gulick, principal at Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB), an engineering design and consulting firm in Portland, Ore. “It has been a privilege to work with someone with so much energy, a strong commitment to sustainability and so many good ideas.”
Since joining M+NLB in 2008, Jarvis has demonstrated her commitment to sustainable design and building systems by serving as one of three lead authors on the chapter for “Healthcare in the Green Economy” and as a contributing author to the LEED for Healthcare Reference Guide. She also led M+NLB’s internal sustainability effort, earning the company’s Portland office the city’s first “Climate Champion Award” and earning similar awards and certifications for offices in San Francisco, Houston, Nashville and Denver. Jarvis has also secured more than $1 million in energy incentive funding for client projects, helping to fund innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy in projects nationwide.
“Her work in the health care sector serves as the perfect example of what young engineers can accomplish through ingenuity and determination," said Matt Rowe, committee chair for the Young Engineers in ASHRAE, which nominated Jarvis for the award.
Jarvis graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a bachelor’s in engineering and a humanities concentration in Spanish.
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