Jennifer Taranto

NERN (2013)

Director of Sustainability

Structure Tone, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts

Jenn has been working in the commercial real estate and construction industry since 1998. She is a founder of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter where she was also formerly the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Jenn serves as Structure Tone’s Director of Sustainability, a key component of the team on any project. Her ability to manage and lead subcontractors through the sustainability process comes from her previous background as a superintendent and a project manager. Jenn understands the importance of creating awareness at the early stages of the project with the subcontractor’s in order to succeed in meeting the client’s sustainability goals. Additionally, she understands the importance of being an active partner during the preconstruction integrated design process on projects that have sustainable goals.

By incorporating the principals of sustainability into everyday work practices Jenn has implemented best practices in several business units across the organization. As the instructor for Structure Tone’s corporate LEED AP training program, she is familiar with both LEED BD&C as well as LEED ID&C. Jenn serves in an additional capacity as the leader of the Structure Tone organization’s corporate sustainability task force.

A leader when it comes to demonstrating social responsibility, Jenn has lectured at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Boston University. She has spoken for several organizations including Corenet Global, the Junior League as well as at the Labs21 conference.