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Carissa is the LEED for Homes and Sustainability Program Manager at EnergyLogic. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. Carissa has a Masters in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.< /p>

With EnergyLogic since 2006, she has been not only the primary interface with the USGBC for LEED® for Homes but also with the NAHB’s National Green Building Program and the EPA’s WaterSense Program. Carissa has achieved multiple certifications relevant to these activities and has worked on hundreds of green homes in the context of these programs. She answers questions regarding both energy ratings and sustainability programs for EnergyLogic Rater-Partners across the United States and abroad.

Carissa has also distinguished herself as one of the USGBC Faculty™ members by being highly trained in both green building practice and instructional methods. She has taught several courses on LEED® and LEED® for Homes. She is a Certified Energy Manager and has taught a commercial energy auditing course. Carissa is a Residential Energy Services Network certified Quality Assurance Designee and Trainer and a LEED® for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and Green Rater.

USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. Carissa is authorized to teach the following instructor-led workshops:

  • LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
  • LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
  • Homes 252: Understanding the LEED for Homes Rating System
  • Homes 301: Implementing the LEED for Homes Rating System