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Hello world

I have been sought after as a green building expert since the late 90s, when
I started one of the country’s first sustainability programs, and founded
the USGBC Chicago Chapter. My background in architecture, engineering,
and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, which offers me a unique
perspective and understanding of complex systems, and the human health
impacts of green design.

In 2013 I started The Green Facilitator,a sustainability consulting firm,
and I am also a partner in the professional development firm, Prairie Lab.
Prior to starting these ventures, I spent most of my career as the director
of sustainability for large architecture/engineering firms.

In 2011 the Green Building Certification Institute named me to the inaugural
class of LEED Fellows, reflecting my longstanding contributions to green
design. I received the first USGBC Illlinois Chapter Leader Award, and
continue to volunteer at USGBC as the Chair of Indoor Environmental Quality
Technical Advisory Group, and I also serve as a LEEDuser Expert for several
EQ credits.

I have managed sustainability implementation on dozens of projects, ranging
in scope from small furniture showrooms to 1 million s.f. hospitals. In
addition to LEED accreditation, I am credentialed as an Envison® green
infrastructure rating system Sustainability Professional, I am a Living
Building Challenge Ambassador, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership

I pride myself as a consensus building, collaboration, and strategic

I have been a member of USGBC Faculty™ since 2002, and is licensed to
teach the following instructor-led workshops:
* LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
* LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
* Healthcare 251: Understanding the LEED for Healthcare Rating System
* BD+C 251: Understanding the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating
* BD+C 301: Implementing the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating
* ID+C 301: Implementing the Interior Design and Construction Rating System