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Eastern's Nancy Tinker Named "2012 Woman of Accomplishment"

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Above, PVCCT President Wendy Venoit, right, presents Nancy Tinker

with "Woman of Accomplishment" Award.

Nancy Tinker, director of facilities management and planning, has been named the recipient of the third annual "Woman of Accomplishment" Award by Professional Women in Construction - Connecticut Chapter (PWC-CT). The award was presented on April 3 during a ceremony held at the Marriott in Rocky Hill. 

PWC-CT supports education in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering, and recognizes ongoing professional excellence through its annual awards program. The "Woman of Accomplishment" award, instituted by PWC-CT in 2010, is designed to honor a woman who has been working in the A/E/C industry for at least 15 years, and who exemplifies outstanding professional achievement, performance and contributions within her field of endeavor. 

Tinker, who has more than 25 years of experience in facilities management, is responsible for managing a capital project budget of more than $250 million and an operational budget of more than $8 million. This includes overseeing the regular maintenance and operations of Eastern's facilities, and developing and implementing its campus and master plan, which includes 57 buildings totaling 2,247,672 gross square feet.

Tinker has long been a proponent of sustainable design and of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, offered through the U.S. Green Building Council. She also heads Eastern's Green Campus Committee, which leads the University's  efforts to practice environmental stewardship on campus. Eastern has established  a goal of using LEED standards to design all new campus construction; adopted an ENERGY STAR policy for purchasing of products; and begun purchasing or producing at least 15 percent of the institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.

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