DATE: December 5 – 6, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
LOCATION: Virtual Event
We’re thrilled to announce GEC’s participation in the upcoming virtual Roundtables Europe (RTEU23), set to deliver an exhilarating program and profound content sessions focused on the European solar and storage industry. Curated by the esteemed pv magazine, this event is more than just a conference; it’s a dynamic platform where industry leaders converge to discuss, debate, and dissect the latest in solar innovation.
What You Can Expect:
Featuring GEC Panelists
Vice President, Criteria and Category Development
Patty oversees the criteria development process, strategy, and team at GEC for new and existing EPEAT product categories as well as other GEC initiatives. She leads the initiative to transform the GEC criteria development process into a more efficient, agile, science-driven process that engages broad and diverse stakeholders and experts. Her team is responsible for the ongoing surveillance and development of new product categories, preparing State of Sustainability Research on the sustainability impact of electronics and strategies to mitigate the impacts, managing multi-stakeholder processes that build and maintain sustainability criteria for implementation on the EPEAT Registry, and developing GEC’s electronics environmental benefits calculator. She joined GEC in 2016, bringing a deep understanding of consensus-based criteria development and a long history with EPEAT. She has been involved in the standards that form the foundation of EPEAT since its inception, first as a stakeholder invited to participate in the development of the initial computer standard, and subsequently, in leadership positions for the television, server, and photovoltaic standards.
Patty has over thirty years of research, facilitation, and program management experience in standards development, environmental policy, and business strategy with extensive work in electronics, plastics, and packaging. Before joining GEC, Patty was an independent consultant, a part-time program manager at the Northeast Recycling Council, where she managed the State Electronics Challenge and Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse, and a research associate at Tufts University. Patty holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University.