Carlie Bullock-Jones, ASID, LEED Fellow
As the founder and managing Principal of Ecoworks Studio, Carlie Bullock-Jones has dedicated her entire career to bringing about a greener, healthier built environment. As a nationally known expert in sustainability and LEED consulting, Carlie has taken numerous award-winning projects from start to finish, achieving high levels of LEED certification. As a LEED Faculty™ mentor for the USGBC, Carlie is a highly sought-after speaker and writer for national events and publications. Carlie has been extensively involved in the development of LEED standards over the years, serving as a Subject Matter Expert for USGBC and GBCI, assisting in course curriculum, exam development and reference guide creation. In 2012, Carlie was recognized as a LEED Fellow.
Reid Ewing, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Dr. Ewing is a Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, columnist for Planning magazine, and Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. Earlier in his career, he was director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University and research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth. He served two terms in the Arizona legislature, and worked on urban policy issues at the Congressional Budget Office. He holds masters degrees in Engineering and City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cliff Majersik, Executive Director
Institute for Market Transformation
Cliff is the executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that promotes energy efficiency in buildings. Working with leaders in the public and private sectors, Majersik oversees IMT’s principal activities in the areas of building energy codes, building energy performance policy, and energy efficiency financing and appraisal.
Majersik is a pioneer of energy efficiency concepts that have gained national prominence. His work on mortgage finance policy led to the introduction of federal legislation in 2011, and he helped craft the groundbreaking building energy benchmarking and disclosure laws in the District of Columbia and New York City.
Diane Martel, VP of Environmental Planning and Strategy
Diane began her career with the Tarkett Group in 1988 when she joined its Domco business. During this time, she worked in several facets of marketing and later assumed the position of Vice President of Marketing with responsibilities in product development, marketing, merchandising and installation services. In 2003, Martel became actively involved in Tarkett’s sustainable initiatives, spearheading the development of the company’s ReUse/restart™ program which was designed to address the recycling of product samples, installation waste and installed flooring materials in the commercial market. Martel also worked with the company’s product development team to redesign existing products to reduce LLC and chemical use and introduce new environmentally friendly products such as SpraySmart, a VOC-free adhesive that reduces installation time, and Smart Pad, created to reduce chemicals and help maintain floors. Martel holds three bachelor’s degrees in education, arts and marketing from Montreal University and the University of Quebec.
Paula McEvoy, Co-director Sustainability
As a LEED Fellow and member of the AIA’s Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) Sustainability Leaders, Paula McEvoy has led the profession in sustainable design. She has also been instrumental in defining sustainability at the international design firm, Perkins+Will. Since 2002, she has served as a sustainability champion and expert for the firm, clients, consultants and community. She was responsible for the development of Perkins+Will’s Sustainability Strategic Plan, “Broader Goals,” which committed Perkins+Will to adopting The 2030 Challenge (the first large firm to do so), reducing potable water use, eliminating hazardous substances and sourcing socially-responsible materials for all projects. A key outcome from this effort was the ground-breaking Precautionary List and Transparency website. This commitment to changing industry practice has made Paula McEvoy an internationally-recognized leader in sustainable design and voice for her profession.
Jason F. McLennan, CEO
International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO of the International Living Future Institute – a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
An Ashoka Fellow, Jason is the founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, widely considered the world’s most progressive and stringent green building program. McLennan works on cutting edge projects through a unique collaboration with the Integral Group – one of the globe’s most innovative engineering firms.
Duncan Prahl, Senior Building Performance Specialist
Duncan has more than a decade of experience at IBACOS, assisting builders and developers with implementing high performance housing using Building America research results. His research focuses on process-related barriers in most builders’ organizations, with the goal of creating new business process models for builders. Duncan plays a strategic role within Building America and participates in the Building America QA/QC working group. Previously, Duncan was a Partner at Spectrum Design Collaborate, LLC, and a Program Manager for the Energy Crafted Home Program with Northeast Utilities. He is a Registered Architect in New York and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design.
Sydney G. Roberts, Ph.D., Director of Applied Building Science
Sydney Roberts directs research, quality assurance and residential training and technical services at Southface. She is the Principal Investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America and Advanced Commercial Building Initiative research programs, as well as the Director of the Southeast Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center. Sydney is active in national energy efficiency program and policy development. Dr. Roberts is Vice-chair of the BPI Board of Directors and is Chair of the IREC Committee on Standards.
Jennifer Languell, Ph.D., Founder and President
Trifecta Construction Solutions
For more than 15 years, Dr. Jennifer Languell has championed the integration of green building principles and sustainable design within the construction industry. Today, as founder and president of Trifecta Construction Solutions, she remains an advocate and valued consultant to a wide range of industries that are incorporating sustainable business practices into their daily operations. As environmental policy and growing consumer demands raise expectations for energy efficiency, Dr. Languell strives to educate and inform members of the public and professionals in the building industry. Dr. Languell was the co-host of the Discovery Channels’ Project Earth and has been featured in BusinessWeek, CNN Headline News, HGTV and CNBC. In 2011, she became the first person to receive the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Advocate of the Year award twice since its inception in 1997.
Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise
Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet (NASDAQ: TILE). He is responsible for building partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability and help fulfill on Ray Anderson’s vision to make the company the world’s first sustainable and restorative enterprise. He leads Interface’s product ingredient transparency efforts and is editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.com. He is a program advisor to the Next Generation Bio-based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit, Co-Chair of the BizNGO Materials Working Group and a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Manufacturer Advisory Panel Core Committee. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, is a certified Biomimicry Specialist, and was mentored by legendary environmentalist David Brower.
Walter Brown, Senior Vice President
Walter Brown co-manages environmental affairs for Jamestown Properties as Senior Vice President and co-founder of its subsidiary Green Street Properties, executing a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability through the Jamestown Green program. He currently serves as the vice chair of Chattahoochee NOW, a new nonprofit focused on revitalizing the Chattahoochee River. A LEED AP, Brown formerly led the Southface Energy Institute’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable and Greenprints Sustainable Development Conference. Brown also directed the Georgia Energy Fund for the State of Georgia and is a former chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association and is the founding secretary for the USGBC Atlanta Chapter.
John K. McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED-AP BD+C, Director of Operations & Sustainability, Principal
Working Buildings, LLC
John McFarland is the Director of Operations and Sustainability at WorkingBuildings, an Owner’s representative firm providing comprehensive solutions for facilities from planning to operation. John has more than 20 years of experience designing buildings, constructing buildings and performing energy consulting services. He has served as the LEED® consultant and commissioning authority on over 80 projects. A former member of the USGBC LEED Faculty™, he also served as Vice Chair of the Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group. John served as the president of the Atlanta Chapter of ASHRAE for 2009. He has also been an active participant in shaping ASHRAE guidelines at a national level, previously serving as vice-chair of the SSPC 62.1 committee for maintaining ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. John is the principal in charge of WorkingBuildings efforts at Ponce City Market where he oversees their LEED consulting, energy modeling and commissioning services.
John received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration in 2001 from Georgia State University.
Nolton Johnson, Director Sr., Office of Engineering Services Planning & Design
Department of Watershed Management
Nolton Johnson is a Director Sr. in the Office of Engineering Services Division of Planning and Design. He has been with the City of Atlanta DWM since September 2009 and has over 37 years of engineering experience. He retired as a Branch Chief from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. He worked with two consulting firms for five years. He is a professional engineer licensed in GA and AL, a certified professional in erosion and sediment control, with level 2 certification. He is a graduate in civil engineering from GA Tech, Masters in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson, and a MBA from Georgia State University. He is married with two grown boys, and lives in Canton GA.
Andrew Walter, Green Infrastructure Project Manager
Department of Watershed Management
Andrew has worked for 7 years as a landscape architect and project manager in the City of Atlanta’s Office of Watershed Protection, where he has an active role in addressing the City’s water quality problems through watershed planning, design and implementation of environmental restoration projects, and natural area conservation management. His recent focus has been on building the City’s green infrastructure program, to which end he developed design standards for green infrastructure in City right-of-ways, has developed partnerships with groups like Park Pride and Atlanta Beltline to create opportunities for green infrastructure, and has managed the design and construction of some of the City’s first green infrastructure projects. Andrew holds a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia.
Simone du Boise, NCARB, AIA, CGC, CSI, ICC, LEED AP, Architect, Certified General Contractor,Partner
Cadmus Construction, LLC
Simone has extremely broad architectural design, construction management and renewable energy system integration experience. Projects include: resort development in the far east; commercial/industrial projects in North America include: Miami/Dade County, New Jersey Port Authority, International airports, automotive dealerships, large resort developments and residences ranging from low income to high end custom homes. She is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia and a Fulbright Scholar with Post Graduate work at Chulalongkorn University & Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She was a Lead Architect for General Motors, GMC North America and co-founded Cadmus Construction in 2005. Awards include American Society of Civil Engineers 2008 Best Project for Site Development Stormwater Management and RainHarvesting Systems, USGBC LEED for Homes Platinum Certification – First in State/GA, Low Income Housing Award Historic District_SC, HUD Projects_SC, as well as, numerous architectural design awards for custom residential and commercial projects.
Timothy R. Smail,Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Programs
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, LLC
A results-driven professional, Tim has extensive educational, project management and research experience in disaster mitigation building practices. Tim leads the research and technical aspects of signature FLASH programs including the professional training program Blueprint for Safety. Tim is also the key collaborator with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to embed mitigation information into the long-term rebuilding process. Prior to joining FLASH in 2011, Tim was an engineer and program manager for the Savannah River National Laboratory where he led two programs centered on residential home vulnerability and mitigation. Tim is a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation –Science Master’s Program (NSF-SMP) in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure in the Clemson University Civil Engineering Department and the Florida International University Wall of Wind (WoW) Technical Advisory Committee. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Leidy Klotz, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Leidy Klotz is an engineering faculty member at Clemson University, where he developed and teaches courses in Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Restoration, and Sustainable Energy Innovation. He does research on decision making and education for sustainability. Before becoming an academic, Leidy worked managing some pretty unsustainable school construction projects in New Jersey and before that he played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional soccer team. He lives with his beautiful wife, Monica, in South Carolina where they don’t like to use air conditioning and the majority of their climate-changing emissions come from traveling to see family or the beach.
Bruce McCullen, President
McCullen Management Consultants LLC
Mr. McCullen is a seasoned management and leadership professional with more than 25 years of business and consulting experience. His experience in the life safety and disaster mitigation industry has involved working with various stakeholders including FEMA, American Red Cross, numerous state emergency managers, the International Code Council and private companies. These relationships where developed during his tenure as the SVP of partner relations and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. (FLASH) Bruce’s has been engaged to formulate and lead resiliency programs for fortune 100 companies and has worked with a variety of Non-Government organizations including AIA, NIBS, IBHS, NIST, AFH, BPI, USGBC, Florida Green Building Council, FSEC, Habitat for Humanity and National VOADS. His work has generally centered on bringing together both Sustainability and Disaster Durability
Bruce also held numerous leadership positions with Allstate Insurance Company and has served as a facilitator in strategic planning and a consultant for various businesses interested in entering new markets through building relationships, acquisitions or mergers.
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, CGP, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Market Development
Portland Cement Association
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, CGP, LEEP AP BD+C, is Director of Market Development for the Portland Cement Association (PCA) with responsibility for coordinating promotion strategies for various targeted markets for concrete products and systems.
Donn conducts presentations nationwide on various aspects of building sustainably with concrete as well as advocacy on behalf of stronger building codes. He has been active in the concrete industry for over 17 years with extensive field experience with concrete systems, having served as an on-site contractor trainer for a variety of residential and commercial projects.
Douglas S. Faust, Executive Director
Decatur Housing Authority
Doug Faust has been the Executive Director of the Decatur Housing Authority since February 2012. He is responsible for the administrative and professional work involved in planning, directing, and coordinating the Decatur Housing Authority’s (DHA) operation of 460 affordable housing units (public housing, Section 8 PBRA, and Market Rentals) and 868 Housing Choice Vouchers with an annual budget of over $7 million and 32 staff. He also manages the financing, development, property management, compliance, and ownership of DHA’s $28.5 million revitalization of the 191 unit Allen Wilson community at 1450 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA as DHA is its own real estate developer. Doug has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing at the local, state, and federal levels and was a private consultant in inner city revitalization for over 11 years. Doug has lived in Atlanta for 19 years and is now a resident of Decatur. He enjoys gardening and fly fishing as time permits.
Christopher Lewis, Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Christopher Lewis is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of ROMA in Atlanta, GA. Having spent the last 25 years living in Italy, Christopher investigated and researched archeological sites and building practices, with the goal of discovering how the ancients created enduring eco-sustainable building systems from natural resources. That research led to ROMA’s innovation of a healthy, sustainable, and durable mineral paint that could be applied to modern building systems. ROMA’s mineral paints recently won a Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge in 2013 and they are currently working toward distributing this new technology worldwide.
Rochelle Routman, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability
Rochelle Routman is Mohawk’s Director of Sustainability, where she is joyfully leading the flooring division in its sustainability endeavors and assisting Mohawk’s customers in achieving their sustainability goals. Prior to joining Mohawk, she was employed in sustainability leadership positions in the electric utility and aeronautics industries, as well as public service. She holds a B.S. from UGA and an M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a registered Professional Geologist, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional (O+M). Following graduate school, Rochelle led a neighborhood group which successfully acquired the funding which resulted in the preservation of a 30-acre greenspace, the Morningside Nature Preserve. Rochelle is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for both the Green Chamber of the South and Sustainable Atlanta, and also serves on the HPD Collaborative Manufacturers Advisory Panel (MAP).
Sarah Hill, LEED for Homes Project Manager
Sarah Hill currently manages the Southface LEED for Homes Providership, supporting a regional network of LEED for Homes Green Raters and providing Quality Assurance and technical support for the LEED for Homes program. In 2012, the Southface LEED for Homes Providership was among the top three providerships in the nation, certifying over 1,080 units. Sarah received a Bachelor’s of Arts in architectural studies from Brown University and a Masters of Architecture, specializing in green building technology, from Georgia Institute of Technology.
As a LEED for Homes Green Rater and EarthCraft Technical Advisor, Sarah provides performance testing and verification services for multifamily residential projects. Sarah has worked with new construction, historic and adaptive-reuse low- and mid-rise buildings, providing green building certification consulting services and technical assistance.
Sarah has been involved in a number of sustainability-focused non-profit organizations in the metro Atlanta area. She is a co-founder and currently serves on the Board of Live Thrive Atlanta, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises awareness and funding for environment-focused education and community projects in the Atlanta area.
Matthew Anthony, LEED for Homes Project Manager
Matthew Anthony is a LEED for Homes Project Manager at Southface Energy Institute. In addition to co-managing the various administrative tasks of the Southface LEED for Homes Providership, Matthew also enjoys conducting verification services for other Green Building Certification Programs such as EarthCraft. Through his 15+ years of experience within various construction industry sectors (residential, commercial, and industrial), energy efficiency and renewable energy research endeavors, and practical applications of sustainable principles in conjunction with appropriate technologies, Matthew has developed a strong passion for implementing Building Science best practices.
Robert Reed, Sustainable Communities Design Director
Robert’s recent work includes directing development of the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI). SCI is an initiative of The Home Depot Foundation and now the National League of Cities to help municipalities drive sustainability initiatives. As Program Manager Robert was responsible for development and vetting of all the sustainability best practices featured on the SCI website. Most recently Robert’s Sustainable Communities Team at Southface led development of Greenprint Midtown, an overlay of Midtown’s successful, “Blueprint- Midtown”. Greenprint Midtown addresses Energy, Transportation, Water, Waste and Greenspace in the Midtown area.Since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Architecture, Robert has been at the forefront of sustainability planning in the Southeast region. He co-led the community interaction and architectural guidelines process for the award winning Chattahoochee Hill Country Land Use Plan, a groundbreaking Transfer of Development Rights plan recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the American Society of Landscape Architects for its public participatory process and visionary planning. The Atlanta Regional Commission has recognized Robert two additional times with Development of Excellence Awards as the principal designer of “the region’s most sustainable developments”.
Robert is the Past-Chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and is a four-time winner of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award for homes and communities designed in historic neighborhoods.
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