Eliot Allen | U.S. Green Building Council
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Eliot Allen is an urban planner whose career has focused on the nexus of community planning and sustainability. Since founding Criterion Planners in 1979, he has become a nationally-recognized leader in the use of assessment systems to create places that are measurably more equitable, resilient, and climate protective. Eliot is a specialist in urban sustainability rating tools. He served on the LEED-ND and SITES core committees, and is a LEED ND certification reviewer for GBCI, LEED ND expert for LEEDuser.com, certification administrator for EcoDistricts, plan reviewer for APA Sustaining Places, and on-call adviser
for STAR Community. Eliot is a co-recipient of EPA’s Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Climate Protection Plan; the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the Smart Code; and the APA Sustainable Communities Award for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. He is a former chair of Portland’s Energy Commission, and currently serves on the Urban Planning Task Group of the American Society for Testing & Materials. Eliot is also a curator and instructor at TransformativeTools.org, a global registry of urban sustainability assessment tools.