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A leading professional at the forefront of the green building movement, Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow, has pioneered integrated sustainable building practices for over 29 years, as an architect addressing a wide range of building types and master plans. He currently provides sustainability consulting services as Principal, Sustainable Built Environments.

A leading professional at the forefront of the green building movement,
Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow, has pioneered integrated sustainable
building practices for over 30 years, as an architect addressing a wide range
of building types and master plans. He currently provides sustainability
consulting services as Principal, Bernheim + Dean, Inc. Previously
he was the Director of Sustainability, AECOM Architecture, where he
collaborated on the development of the AECOM ecoSystem, a dashboard toolkit
used to guide integrated building practices from project inception through
post occupancy of high-performance buildings that are energy-efficient,
provide comfortable, safe, and healthy environments, utilize
resource-efficient products, have reduced environmental footprints, and
strive to be “living” and “regenerative” buildings.

Anthony’s career has transformed projects and led to healthier
environments. He has developed a special expertise in design for healthy
indoor air quality. In the 1990s, he was the architect's project manager and
the sustainable building practices leader for the new San Francisco Main
Library, one of the first major public projects in the U.S. to have the
indoor materials tested for chemical emissions. For the State of California
Capitol Area East End Complex office building he collaborated as an architect
with other indoor air quality professionals on the development of project
specifications, for testing building products for chemical emissions and that
related indoor air chemical concentrations to building occupant health. This
work has led to improved building product emissions, the way third-party
certifiers evaluate products, and has provided the basis for the indoor air
quality requirements of the new California and national green building codes
and standards. Anthony recently wrote chapters “Clean Air: Good Health”
and “Ambient Outdoor Air Quality,” for Wiley Publications books
Sustainable Healthcare Architecture and Sustainable and Resilient Communities
respectively.

As an extension of his interest in sustainable building products, Anthony
participates as a technical expert advising on green products for the
Regenerative Network, a special initiative established to promote green
technology products for the building community. He also collaborates with
other organizations, including the Health Product Declaration Collaborative
and the NSF/UL 440 Health-Based Product Emissions Standards committee to
develop standards for sustainable building products.

Anthony Bernheim is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC)
Board of Directors, is the co-chair of the Green Buildings and Human Health
Working Group, and a past Treasurer and co-chair of the USGBC Classroom to
Boardroom Diversity Mentoring Initiative. He was honored with the AIA
California Council's 2004 Nathaniel A. Owings Award “in recognition of a
lifetime of service, commitment, and advocacy for the principles of
sustainable design and preserving the earth’s natural resources,” the
2009 USGBC Northern California Chapter David Gottfried Special Achievement
Award for being “an individual whose career and contributions to the
industry demonstrate exceptional passion, leadership, and commitment to green
building, USGBC, and the Northern California Chapter,” and the 2012 Breathe
California Clean Air Award in recognition for his work on green buildings.