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Sustainability Consulting: What, How and Lessons Learned

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It’s hard to open a newspaper or magazine and not run into the term “sustainability” these days. It’s everywhere and often times you may see it loosely used. Sustainability consulting as you may expect is a field many Building Professionals who have a green building credential such as LEED are keen on. Is Sustainability consulting for everyone? How is it different than LEED consulting or Green Building Consulting? Have you ever wondered what’s it like to be a sustainability consultant? Join us as GBRI senior Research Associate Ross Diliegro explores this topic in detail.
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Published on: November 08, 2016

Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
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Many Building Professionals who have a green building credential such as LEED are keen on becoming a Sustainability consultant. Is Sustainability consulting for everyone? How is it different than LEED consulting or Green Building Consulting?, Have you ever wondered what’s it like to be a sustainability consultant? Is there a roadmap to become a successful sustainability consultant? Get all your questions answered as GBRI Senior Research Associate Ross DiLiegro walks us through the ins and outs of sustainability consulting, what it entails to be a consultant, including lessons learned from consulting on successful projects in the United States.

Objectives

  1. Understand the concept of sustainability consulting
  2. Differentiate sustainability consulting and green building consulting
  3. Analyze the role of sustainability consulting
  4. Identify the processes and steps involved in sustainability consulting
  5. Learn from real sustainability case studies
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
San Antonio, TX
United States

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Ross DiLiegro

Sustainability Project Manager
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Precast Plant Manager, Con-Fab California LLC
4

A well put together and presented course. While I may never do such consulting, it is helpful to know what they do in case I need to hire one.

Walt Disney Company
4

Good overview of the Sustainability Consulting role and types of projects which a Sustainability Consultant might be involved in.

Assistant General Counsel, Verizon
5

Excellent course - engaging and informative.

C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A
4

Good overview of sustainability and consulting with case studies and lessons

Project Assistant, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company
4

I found this presentation to be interesting and educational.

PROJECT ENGINEER, Dar Al-Handasah
4

Clarifies difference between Green Building Consulting and Sustainability consulting.

Principal, Senior Sustainability and Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield Corporation
Pro Reviewer
4

A great session that provides some simple definitions and descriptions of what a Sustainability Consultant does. It identifies the different types of Sustainability Consulting which helps clarify that sustainability consulting isn't only related to LEED Consulting / projects.

The instructor goes through several case studies which provide great examples of companies and industry types that are using Sustainable Consultants and which ones could benefit from their services. The project examples are well laid out and goes through various possible sustainability strategies, including performing carbon accounting and developing a sustainable strategy in order to set targets for a company.

The course is a great overview into the world of sustainability consulting. I would recommend this to anyone starting out in any field of sustainability as it explains various possible types of consulting projects related to sustainable development.

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