Valerie J. Amor | U.S. Green Building Council
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Valerie J. Amor

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
Brooklyn, FL

Valerie J. Amor, MPA, 1st. Prof. Arch
LEED AP BD&C,Lic. Florida R.E. Broker

Drawing Conclusions LLC - Founder/Action Oriented Visionary

• LEED instructor - LEED Green Associate, LEED BD&C specialty designation
(designer/developer of program offered)
• USGBC LEED Certification Reviewer Beta Training
• GBCI LEED Pro Reviewer / Educational Fast Track Reviewer /Auditor
• BPI Instructor
• Green Classroom Professional certification

• Co-authored “Broward 2030 Report: A Roadmap Empowering South Florida
• Advisor White Paper Broward County Workforce Green Think Tank, "Broward
County Green Workforce Innovation Project"
• Co-authored 'CPTED and LEED' chapter, in the book '21st Century Security
and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime
Prevention', 2nd. Edition 2013

• MPA Environmental Science & Policy, Columbia University 2016
• B. of Architecture, 1st. Professional degree, Florida Atlantic University
• Recipient Jason Pettigrew Scholarship 2012
• Recipient Greenbuild Scholarship 2010

Ms. Amor’s professional experience managing complex projects working
extensively with local cities and Broward County includes LEED Silver Fort
Lauderdale Civil Family Courthouse, the Miramar Community Library, Broward
Community College and Nova Southeastern University Miramar Educational Center
in Miramar as well as the first LEED registered project for the City of
Coconut Creek. Working closely with county commissioners, city commissioners,
mayors, city staff, public and private consultants she understands the
political and economic considerations involved in these projects, presenting
and communicating effectively, successfully coordinating and engaging
affected stakeholders particularly with the LEED process.

Drawing Conclusions, a cutting edge architectural firm, offers sustainable
design, LEED consulting, LEED education and educational programs including
SCALe©; a program emphasizing sustainability, community,
architecture and leadership. SCALe©, initially launched as a pilot program
the spring of 2012 with the City of Fort Lauderdale is offered to all ages as
professional workshops, classes, after school and summer camp.

LEED Green Associate and New Construction/Major Renovations educational
programs currently offered - developed by Ms. Amor, reflect her training as a
USGBC LEED Certification Reviewer and real world experience. Teaching both
locally and nationwide, her clients include the Federal Government, the
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and the MBDA Business Center
in Miami as well as private entities.

As a community builder, she serves on both local and national organizations.
• Broward County Workforce One Green Think Tank
• Chair, City of Fort Lauderdale Sustainability Advisory Board
• Summer Camp Chair and C.O.T.E. Co-Chair, AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter
• Sustainability Stewards of Broward
• Town of Davie Green Energy and Environmental Committee
• Town of Davie Urban Farm Task Force
• Architecture 2030
• USGBC, National member; South Florida Chapter, Broward Branch
• Union of Concerned Scientists
• National Climate Assessment, NCAnet

Serving as a green school judge at the state level, Palm Beach and Broward
County she designed the Sistrunk Community Garden, hosting a Green Apple Day
of Service partnering with local schools and community members.