As a founder and Principal at Green Building Services, over the past 13 years Ralph DiNola helped grow the organization into an internationally acclaimed consulting firm. Ralph’s expertise fosters wholesale transformation by guiding diverse clients through a visioning process, developing a strategic plan that delivers on that vision, and maintaining continuity to help organizations evolve their sustainability approach over time.
New Buildings Institute Chief Executive Officer and LEED Fellow, Ralph DiNola, has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. Through his work as a leader, advocate and mentor, he has steadily pushed the limits of building performance and raised the bar for a generation of professionals.
For more than 20 years, he has served as a consultant to developers, institutions, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects. Ralph sets a vision as a regular keynote presenter at corporate meetings and conferences and brings those ideas to life as an expert facilitator and educator.
He has served as a technical advisor for the Living Building Challenge™ standard and consulted on over 130 LEED® projects, including 10 precedent-setting LEED Platinum certifications. Ralph was founding board chair of the International Living Future Institute and served on the USGBC LEED Retail Committee.
He has been honored with the Better Bricks Green Building Advocate Award and was voted one of the 50 most influential Portlanders by Portland Monthly Magazine. Ralph has a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from University of Oregon.