Liana Berberidou-Kallivoka, PhD, PE, LEED Fellow, is the manager of the commercial
division at Austin Energy Green Building, an internationally recognized
program focused on promoting sustainable development through marketing,
education, technical training of building professionals, and consulting. As a
nationally known expert in sustainability, Liana collaborates with
developers, architects, engineers, builders, building owners, utilities, and
the local government on a spectrum of influential initiatives including the
700-acre Mueller Redevelopment Project and the Seaholm EcoDistrict. She has
earned recognition for her contributions to the development and
implementation of initiatives and policies that support City of Austin
environmental goals, and for her efforts toward the transformation of the
building industry in Central Texas.
Liana has been extensively involved in the development of the LEED rating
systems over more than ten years, serving as Subject Matter Expert for USGBC
and GBCI, and supporting the creation of reference guides, LEED workshops,
and exams. At the national level, Liana has served on the USGBC LEED for
Commercial Interiors Core Committee (2004 to 2007), LEED for Retail Core
Committee (2004 to 2010), and LEED Market Advisory Core Committee (2008 to
2013). At the local level, Liana has helped to engage and educate building
professionals and officials, taking on leadership positions on the USGBC
Central Texas – Balcones Chapter, as Chair for the Education Committee
(2009 to 2011), and on the Chapter’s Board of Directors (2012 to 2014).
Liana has lectured nationally, and has been a presenter on several
conferences including The American Concrete Institute, Structures Congress,
and The Congress for the New Urbanism. As a USGBC Faculty since 2006, she has
trained and inspired more than 3,000 building professionals worldwide.
Beyond USGBC and GBCI, Liana has been active in multiple organizations,
including the Texas Solar Energy Society (TxSES), AIA Committee on the
Environment, Leadership Austin, The Pecan Street Project, and The CleanTech
Dr. Kallivoka is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and
a Registered Architect in the European Union; holds a PhD and MS in
Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Diploma (B.Arch./BS) in
Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens,
Greece. Liana is a Leadership Austin BCE 2013 alumna.
Liana was named a LEED Fellow in recognition of her career-long
achievements and contributions to the green building movement.