Jenny is a Principal and LEED Fellow at YR&G. She heads up YR&G’s Performance & Operations Team and manages the Chicago office. In that role, Jenny oversees YR&G project work related to sustainability strategy development, performance-based benchmarking, corporate sustainability programming, reporting and LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification. Jenny has extensive experience helping clients engage key stakeholders, gaining their support while also developing meaningful sustainability goals and strategies based on technical analysis.
Jenny has been deeply involved in the development of the LEED-EBOM Rating System, dating back to the initial pilot phase in 2004. She has served as a primary author of the v2.0, v2008, v2009, and v4 Reference Guides, and helps shape the evolution of the program through her work on USGBC various committees. She currently chairs the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (SS TAG)
Jenny frequently delivers presentations and trainings pertaining to green buildings, sustainability, and LEED to local, regional, national, and international audiences. Prior to joining the green building community, Jenny worked as a terrestrial ecology and climate change researcher, environmental program developer and manager, and community-based environmental outreach specialist.