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Do green buildings matter to you? This podcast fuels your fire with inspiring interviews from industry and nonprofit leaders across the built environment. Not sure if green building matters? Listen to the personal stories of our guests and let Charlie’s passion help convince you why green buildings are essential to our shared future. Each episode illustrates a unique journey through sustainability and towards resilience. Charlie explores the challenges and celebrations of the movers and shak ...
 
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Esteban Martinez is an architect and civil engineer from the Universidad de los Andes. He received his Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College and complementary studies in Sustainable Urbanism from the Rotterdam School of Architecture. Esteban holds the following credentials: LEED AP BD&C, LEED AP O&M, GREEN RATE…
 
Nicholas Stolatis leads the asset management and sustainability practice at EPN Real Estate Services, Inc. Nick has extensive experience managing real estate investment assets across all property types and supports clients’ development and implementation of operational best practices. He also advises and represents clients on transactional activiti…
 
Sara Neff took Kilroy Realty Corporation from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 public real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in the Americas by GRESB. At Kilroy, she oversees all sustainability initiatives such as the implementation of energy and water efficiency projects, solar and battery installation…
 
John Dalzell is a Senior Architect for Sustainable Development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Leading the City's E+ Green Building and E+ Green Communities Programs which are joint BRA and Department of Neighborhood Development initiatives. John also has served on: the Board of Directors, US Green Building Council, Chair USGBC Location and …
 
With more than 14 years of experience, Miranda’s portfolio ranges from research of corporate water footprinting and review of financing options for energy efficient homes to sustainable master plans. She has worked for internationally recognized organizations, such as the US Green Building Council and KfW, and within city governments in Germany and…
 
Tate Walker is the Director of Sustainability at OPN Architects and leads projects and initiatives across the firm’s four offices. His experience is rooted in the architectural design process but also includes program and project management as well as the development of technical guidelines for high performing buildings. He has served on the AIA’s …
 
Join a lively town hall discussion as two LEED Fellows, and a nationally leading builder discuss the unbelievable year 2020 has been and forecast the year in 2021. The wide-ranging conversation will cover a variety of pressing issues impacting the green building industry, including the US Presidential election, the US leaving the Paris Agreement, C…
 
Susan Inglis is the executive director and a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), an independent coalition incorporated in March 2007 with the aim of promoting sustainable practices within the industry. Under her direction, SFC has led the green revolution by working with industry leaders to establish standards and practice…
 
Sustainability Consultant with more than ten years of experience in LEED, green building, and sustainable facility management. Project work has spanned over 500 projects in all of the commercial LEED rating systems for new and existing buildings, as well as sustainable master planning, building operations and maintenance, and sustainability reporti…
 
Angi Rivera has over 15 years of Sustainability Management experience and is the Managing Director + Project Manager at GreenShape, LLC. Formerly Regional Sustainability Practice Leader of one of the world’s largest Architecture and Engineering firms, Angi has managed Sustainable Design and Planning for both government and commercial globally. Angi…
 
Today is a special episode with our one and only, Charlie Cichetti, with a special announcement regarding the "2020 LEED FELLOWS and GREENBUILD ANNOUNCEMENT." Show Highlights Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2020 Green Business Certification Inc. Celebrates the 2020 Class of LEED Fellows | U.S. Green Building Council Connect with Charli…
 
Robert Sroufe is a Professor of Sustainability, Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professor Sroufe develops and teaches a course on Strategic Sustainability and Models, which covers the forces and models driving current decision making while integrati…
 
As a Building Scientist, Andrea’s interests are in pushing the performance and minimizing the environmental impact of her projects. She also enjoys building the firm’s knowledge and intuition about sustainability through research endeavors and project explorations. At Payette, Andrea works across projects to bring rigor to the performance of projec…
 
Jeff focuses on public interest architecture and planning. He is the former Executive Director of First Community Housing, a Non-Profit Affordable Housing Developer in San Jose, CA. As Executive Director of FCH, Jeff built the firm into a nationally recognized pioneer [and early adopter] in the development of sustainable, affordable housing. FCH's …
 
Have you ever wondered why some teams rise to excellence or some organizations excel at innovation? Understanding what drives organizational learning and innovation, and the foundations of highly successful teams has been a personal pursuit for Joanne Perdue for almost three decades. Joanne considers this knowledge essential to accelerating the sus…
 
Helen has worked on over 80 LEED projects in various roles leading the design and construction team to develop more sustainable projects. On most projects, she is the primary LEED consultant and Project Team Administrator. In addition to leading the LEED process, we provide energy efficiency/energy modeling and commissioning consulting. In recognit…
 
Marija has graduated in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Genoa, Italy, and at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. With more than 19-years world wide experience in MEP design for commercial buildings, hospitals, cruise ships and military vessels, she became first female in the Europe Commissioning Authority certified by AABCcg Associated…
 
Michael is responsible for the development of new markets and services and to provide corporate leadership for HEAPY (the wholly owned subsidiary the Design/Build construction services company HEAPY.). In this role, his team develops the “what’s next” to enhance client service experience and produce colleague advancement opportunities. To emphasize…
 
Gail Vittori is Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit design firm established in 1975 dedicated to sustainable planning, design, and demonstration. Since 1993, Vittori has coordinated the Center's Sustainable Design in Public Buildings Program, including serving as a sustainable design consultant for the Pen…
 
Rebecca Dunn Bryant, AIA co-founded W A T E R S H E D in 2008 in order to build expertise around affordable, sustainable building solutions for a hot humid climate, create built environments that inspire a greater connection with the natural world, and to perform work in the spirit of collaboration, sharing information with her clients and communit…
 
The first woman in the construction industry from the Province of Quebec to become LEED Fellow and part of the professional green building industry for over 12 years, Josée’s journey has been an exceptional one. Among her qualities that stand out, this honour recognizes her technical proficiency, leadership, commitment and dedication to the advance…
 
Experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Policy Development, Sustainable Design, Renewable Energy, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and Change Making. Strong design professional and manager with a BARC focused in Sustainable Architecture from Missis…
 
Jean is HDR’s Sustainable Principal for the firm globally. She is based in San Francisco, California with 30+ years of experience in interior design, departmental planning and sustainable design. Ms. Hansen is responsible for advancing HDR's sustainability initiatives in project and research work for healthcare, commercial and institutional environ…
 
Dake Wells Architecture is a progressive architectural practice with an emphasis on design as problem solving. Their work is experiential and attempts to define memorable spaces through architectural means while respecting the contextual influences of site, program, the environment, and economy. Jason Hainline has tremendous experience in the green…
 
Dr. Kath Williams, LEED Fellow, is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the green building industry globally. Sustainability Consultant for 20+ years. Skilled in Green Building Rating Systems (especially LEED, WELL and SITES Projects). Supports corporations in meeting and documenting their SDGs. Strong business d…
 
Jason F. McLennan is an architect and prominent figure in the green building movement. He is the Founder and the board of the International Living Future Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council. He is the CEO of McLennan Design, his own architecture and p…
 
Nancy E. Clanton, PE, FIES, FIALD, LEED Fellow Nancy is CEO of Clanton & Associates, founding the sustainable lighting design firm in 1981. Nancy speaks throughout the nation on topics relating to sustainable design, energy efficiency, and light pollution, and has been an instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her notable work include…
 
Nico is a founding director of Atelier Ten’s New York City office and member of Atelier Ten’s US and international leadership group. He consults on a wide variety of large scale residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as on masterplan and renovation work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Nico specializes in …
 
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Hannah is the sustainability and sales operations manager at Recycle Track Systems (RTS). She is an experienced senior sustainability programming and training professional who manages and executes comprehensive sustainability and waste diversion data analysis and programming for RTS’ Mid-Atlantic Region. Hannah earned her MA in Environmental Resour…
 
For over 12 years as a LEED consultant, Mr. Wenmin Zhu has dedicated himself to creating and promoting green and sustainable buildings. Through exceptional projects, leadership, education, and advocacy, he has become a prominent voice for the green building development in China. Mr. Zhu started his green building career as an Energy Simulation Spec…
 
James brings project management, commissioning and sustainability consulting experience to the Elementa Engineering team. His strong connection to water and nature, fostered by his love of surfing, led him to explore a career in sustainability. After implementing an award-winning sustainability program at Forbes-rated five-star hotel focused on ene…
 
Kristina earned both her Master of Architecture and her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee along with certificates in Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, Kristina is also a self-proclaimed credential junkie. She was the fifth person in the wo…
 
Sally Wilson, LEED Fellow Exclusively representing tenants such as corporations, associations, and professional service firms in developing real estate solutions that fulfill organizational goals. Areas of expertise include portfolio and transaction management, site selection, lease and work letter negotiation, workplace, and carbon accounting. She…
 
As a licensed architect and LEED Fellow, Susan Heinking has over a decade of experience designing and managing sustainability programs and initiatives. She currently leads all of Pepper Construction's sustainable projects and is also an active advocate for sustainability in the Chicago and other regional markets. Her many initiatives include Chicag…
 
LEED AP BD+C, LEED Project Reviewer, WELL AP: Allison Cunningham Prior to joining Ecoworks Studio, Allison took a leap and moved from her home state of Indiana to Atlanta, GA to pursue her passion for sustainable design as a consultant for a well-established and nationally recognized sustainable consulting firm. There she quickly assumed the role o…
 
Lourdes (“Lu”) Salinas has more than 10 years of experience in Evaluation of Sustainability Strategies. She has developed multidisciplinary knowledge in energy, emissions, water, and environmental quality. Since 2008, she earned the LEED AP BD+C credential and since then has participated in more than 60 LEED projects and eight Green Star certificat…
 
Vessela Valtcheva-McGee, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C AP, BREEAM International Assessor, DGNB auditor and EDGE Auditor. Vessela has extensive experience with sustainability in both practice and education. With over 10 years of experience in sustainable development, she has both practical hands-on experience with sustainability assessment tools and fra…
 
Architect, planner, and activist bringing design leadership, creative group facilitation, expertise and advocacy to organizations working to advance inclusive and equitable sustainable design solutions. Project types include academic and student life facilities for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, workplaces for mission driven organizations…
 
Laura joined ESG in Minneapolis after working for almost 10 years at a similar-sized firm in Dallas, specializing in mixed-use, multifamily housing and corporate office. Laura uses her various experience on complex projects to create an inspiring atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration. She also uses her leadership skills to develop and grow stron…
 
Gary Gene Olp was one of the handpicked students admitted to the University of Cincinnati known for Michael Graves and other prestigious architects. He received a chapter AIA award for his first professional project, a new clubhouse for a century-old revered country club in Ohio. Gary has been designing residential projects since the mid-1980s expr…
 
Diego Ibarra is Principal and Founder of EA Buildings (formerly ENERGY ARQ), a consulting firm with offices in Boston MA, Santiago, Chile and Bogota, Colombia. EA Buildings specializes in sustainable design, building simulations and LEED® Consulting. Through his firm, Ibarra has been involved in over 80 projects with more than 20,000,000 SF, includ…
 
John A. Lanier joined the Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Executive Director in May 2013. Serving in this role has been an immense honor, and he feels privileged to work with his family to advance the legacy of Ray, his grandfather. Lanier's passion for environmental stewardship was sparked by Ray's example and story, and he never tires of sharing th…
 
Michelle L. DeLora, AIA, LEED AP, is an Associate Principal at SchenkelShultz Architecture in Orlando, FL. A registered architect in Florida with more than 20 years of experience, DeLora joined SchenkelShultz in 2012 and is part of the firm’s Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) general consultant team. She is certified as a LEED accredited pr…
 
Mandy Mahoney has served as president of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) since March 2013. Prior to that, she served as the organization’s Vice President of Policy and Operations. Prior to joining SEEA in 2011, Mandy served as Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta under Mayors Reed and Franklin. She holds a master’s deg…
 
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