Erin Cooke | U.S. Green Building Council
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Erin Cooke

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

Erin is a skilled tinkerer and systems thinker, leveraging nearly fifteen years of professional experience to build organizational capacity and civic engagement through policy and programmatic structures that address environmental challenges across all sectors.

As San Francisco International Airport's Sustainability Director, Erin is responsible for partnering with the Airport community to co-design, manage, and administer sustainability policies, projects and programs that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, maximize net positive outcomes, and magnify the SFO's environmental leadership. To that end, Erin oversees sustainability investments in capital improvement projects; cultivates the Airport's Sustainability and Environmental Management Plans and Climate Action Plan and aligned annual reporting; and performs forecasting and sustainability return on investment analyses to help Airport stakeholders make informed decisions that optimize social, environmental, and resilience outcomes, while balancing the Airport's strategic initiatives and ensuring its continued economic vitality.

In her former role, serving as the City of Cupertino’s Sustainability Manager, Erin worked inside the City Manager’s Office to bring environmental awareness across departments and engage staff, students, residents and businesses in developing collective approaches to traditionally costly renewable and alternative energy, transportation, waste management, and long-term planning projects that pool demand, concentrate labor, save taxpayer dollars, and facilitate economic development opportunities.

Erin earned a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and has supported the diverse sustainability-focused initiatives through her employment with the Conservation Law Foundation, Goddard Institute of Space Studies, National Park Service, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Nature Conservancy, and the Canyon’s Ski Resort.