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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Architecture & Design

Do green buildings matter to you? This podcast fuels your fire with inspiring interviews from industry and nonprofit leaders across the built environment. Not sure if green building matters? Listen to the personal stories of our guests and let Charlie’s passion help convince you why green buildings are essential to our shared future. Each episode illustrates a unique journey through sustainability and towards resilience. Charlie explores the challenges and celebrations of the movers and shakers in the green building industry. Hear behind the scene stories from the inner world of green and healthy building design, construction, and management.

Do green buildings matter to you? This podcast fuels your fire with inspiring interviews from industry and nonprofit leaders across the built environment. Not sure if green building matters? Listen to the personal stories of our guests and let Charlie’s passion help convince you why green buildings are essential to our shared future. Each episode illustrates a unique journey through sustainability and towards resilience. Charlie explores the challenges and celebrations of the movers and shakers in the green building industry. Hear behind the scene stories from the inner world of green and healthy building design, construction, and management.

Location:

United States

Description:

Do green buildings matter to you? This podcast fuels your fire with inspiring interviews from industry and nonprofit leaders across the built environment. Not sure if green building matters? Listen to the personal stories of our guests and let Charlie’s passion help convince you why green buildings are essential to our shared future. Each episode illustrates a unique journey through sustainability and towards resilience. Charlie explores the challenges and celebrations of the movers and shakers in the green building industry. Hear behind the scene stories from the inner world of green and healthy building design, construction, and management.

Twitter:

@GBES

Language:

English

Contact:

1.888.414.9998


Episodes

Special Episode: How I Built This | Charlie Cichetti & Drew Shula Talk Green Building Entrepreneurship

5/12/2021
This is a special podcast episode where Charlie & Drew actually interview each other about how they built their green building consulting businesses. It has a style similar to NPR’s How I Built This. Enjoy! Drew Shula is Founder & Principal at Verdical Group, a leading Los Angeles-based full-service green building consulting firm specializing in certification project management, net zero, commissioning, energy modeling, and program management. Verdical Group is a certified B Corporation...

Duration:00:53:13

Research Triangle (North Carolina)’s LEED Guru Alicia Ravetto

5/6/2021
Sustainability - LEED - WELL Consulting services I facilitate the process of third party certifications by participating in meetings, being the champion for sustainability and managing the LEED or WELL documentation process. I ask questions, verify that drawings and specifications reflect the desired LEED credits or WELL features pursued and provide coaching to the design team and client throughout design and construction phases leading to the submittal for review to GBCI (Green Business...

Duration:00:27:14

Supporting Clean Energy Entrepreneurship With Danny Kennedy

4/28/2021
Danny Kennedy is the CEO of New Energy Nexus, connecting entrepreneurs everywhere to capital to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. New Energy Nexus is a global platform organization for funds and incubators, with chapters in the USA, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Uganda and India. He Chairs a joint-venture with RMI, the Third Derivative, which is the world's largest climate tech accelerator and is Managing Director of the California Clean...

Duration:00:30:21

Shanghai’s LEED Fellow Alessandro Bisagni

4/21/2021
Alessandro Bisagni, Founder and President of BEE Incorporations, has been named a 2020 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Alessandro’s mission is to leverage business to do good. This includes educating corporations about tangible ways to build, renovate, and operate spaces sustainably while also helping advance sustainability in our urban environment. Over his career, he has managed close to 400 green building projects in more than 30 countries for a combined footprint...

Duration:00:42:54

Talking Sustainability & Government Initiatives with GSA’s Don Horn

4/14/2021
Don took some time off from GSA to share his knowledge with the green building community. We have the benefit of his expertise as a LEED Fellow, FAIA and leader in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of buildings through policy and advocacy within the Federal government. As Deputy Director of GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, Don promotes environmentally responsible decision-making for buildings, and translates green building strategies and ideals into practical...

Duration:00:36:25

Mechanical Engineer by Trade, Sustainability Consultant by Nature: Kristy Walson

4/8/2021
Kristy specializes in energy modeling, energy audits, utility analysis, and sustainability consulting from conceptual design through occupancy. Abnormally excited about energy reduction in existing buildings. TLC’s Kristy Walson, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP has been named a 2020 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. Kristy, educated and practicing as a mechanical engineer, focuses on the ongoing energy-efficient operation of facilities, through both initial design and ongoing...

Duration:00:29:30

Destination Medical Center’s Energy and Sustainability Director Kevin Bright

3/31/2021
Kevin Bright is the Energy and Sustainability Director for the City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center (DMC). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geology and a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Analysis. He is a LEED Accredited Professional for two rating systems – building design and construction (BD+C) and operations and maintenance (O+M). He is also accredited as a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. He has worked in sustainability...

Duration:00:33:00

From Propane to Renewable Propane with PERC's Bryan Cordill

3/24/2021
Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and Management. Strong business development professional with a Master's degree focused in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Show Highlights How propane fits into green buildings and some trends?Why there is an increased interest in using propane to fuel homes? Navigating the need of other fuel...

Duration:00:28:53

How to Inspire Sustainability Throughout a Large Construction Company with LEED Fellow Theresa Lehman

3/17/2021
As the director of sustainable services for Miron Construction, Theresa’s role is to inspire sustainability throughout Miron’s culture, integrate “green” into their business practices and construction operations, lead their sustainable education program, and serve as the Project Administrator for projects seeking green building certifications. Theresa has worked on over 80 projects across many market segments seeking LEED certification, which have successfully been awarded LEED Certified,...

Duration:00:30:06

University of California’s Director of Sustainability: Matt St. Clair

3/10/2021
Matt St. Clair, who has led UC’s system-wide sustainability program for nearly 17 years, was recently named a 2020 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Fellow. This prestigious distinction awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. — an international green business industry leader — is awarded to just 25 professionals around the world who demonstrate “exceptional work in advancing green building practices” and “10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED.” “The green...

Duration:00:26:40

Summer Minchew, LEED Fellow and Managing Partner at Ecoimpact Consulting

3/3/2021
SUMMER MINCHEW, Managing Partner of Ecoimpact Consulting has managed the certification of more than 1.5 million square feet of green building space. Her expertise in sustainable design and construction is backed by 17 years of experience in green building rating systems, design guides, building product standards and certifications. Summer specializes in green building certification project management demonstrating exceptional technical proficiency in documentation and submission for LEED,...

Duration:00:30:35

Sweden’s Green & Healthy Building Updates With LEED Fellow Sue Clark

2/25/2021
Sue Clark is a LEED Fellow, WELL AP and WELL Faculty with Tengbom Architects, where she serves as Project Leader in Sustainability. Sue is also Interim WELL Manager at Sweden Green Building Council and a member of SGBC's LEED Advisory Committee. Beginning in 2006, Sue worked extensively with the Canada Green Building Council, leading one of CaGBC’s LEED certification assessment teams and serving on multiple volunteer groups including CaGBC’s Technical Advisory Group for Sites and Water....

Duration:00:38:30

Green Buildings in Athens, Greece - With DCarbon’s Charalampos G.

2/17/2021
Charalampos Giannikopoulos is the founder of DCarbon, a consultancy firm whose goal is to provide top-quality analysis and strengthen existing values in the real-estate sector through the seamless integration of sustainable development tools, optimum efficiencies, innovation and green advocacy. Charalampos started his career in the UK as the Sustainability Coordinator of the R&D group at Aedas, a global leading architectural firm, jumping to the business consultancy sector focusing on...

Duration:00:27:56

Discussing Living Buildings, Hawaii, and More With LAS’ Jim Nicolow (FAIA, LEED Fellow)

2/10/2021
A nationally recognized expert on sustainable design, Jim serves as Director of Sustainability, leading the effort to incorporate sustainable design strategies and features into LAS design projects Nationally. Nicolow’s extensive knowledge of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system has made him a sought-after speaker, author, and blogger. He recently earned the distinctions of AIA Fellow and LEED Fellow. Nicolow joined LAS in 1997 and in 2001 became the first member of the...

Duration:00:31:51

Mexico City’s LEED Pioneer - Alicia Silva

2/3/2021
Director and founder of Revitaliza Consultores in Mexico City, a firm specialized in environmental consulting for green building portfolios, Alicia is responsible for overseeing LEED certification, strategic development, and corporate sustainability initiatives in diverse markets encompassing México, Peru, Colombia and Spain. In 2015, Alicia was recognized by GB&D Magazine as one of the 20 women who are shaping the sustainability landscape of tomorrow. She has overseen certification...

Duration:00:49:52

From Green Schools in California to Green Buildings in Kansas City With Sara Greenwood

1/27/2021
Sara Greenwood is a sustainability consultant with over 15 years of experience. Her expertise and insight into emerging green building practices and technologies provide a unique perspective for clients pursuing green building certifications or business initiatives. Her experience in sustainable program development and management helps to guide project teams through the green building planning, documentation, and certification process. Sara consults on a number of projects of various...

Duration:00:30:35

Green Buildings in Colombia Part 2: Green Factory CEO and LEED Fellow Diego Felipe Prada

1/20/2021
Experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Design and Sustainability. Strong business development professional graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. Show Highlights Colombia’s use of natural ventilation to fit their mild climate Sustainability analysis of LEED versus Edge Certification Diego’s project Elemental, was an open letter for sustainability Colombia’s push...

Duration:00:31:27

Green Buildings in Colombia Part 1: Architect & Engineer Esteban Martinez

1/13/2021
Esteban Martinez is an architect and civil engineer from the Universidad de los Andes. He received his Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College and complementary studies in Sustainable Urbanism from the Rotterdam School of Architecture. Esteban holds the following credentials: LEED AP BD&C, LEED AP O&M, GREEN RATER, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers. Martinez is Co-Founder and Director of...

Duration:00:35:23

30+ Year Career at TIAA in Real Estate Sustainability with Nicholas Stolatis

1/6/2021
Nicholas Stolatis leads the asset management and sustainability practice at EPN Real Estate Services, Inc. Nick has extensive experience managing real estate investment assets across all property types and supports clients’ development and implementation of operational best practices. He also advises and represents clients on transactional activities, including leasing, sales, acquisitions and financing. As Head of Global Real Estate Sustainability & Enterprise Initiatives for TIAA,...

Duration:00:43:01

Taking an Entire Portfolio of Real Estate Carbon Neutral With Kilroy’s Sara Neff;

12/30/2020
Sara Neff took Kilroy Realty Corporation from having no sustainability program to being named the #1 public real estate company across all asset classes on sustainability in the Americas by GRESB. At Kilroy, she oversees all sustainability initiatives such as the implementation of energy and water efficiency projects, solar and battery installations, green janitor education, all LEED certifications, the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations, and the greening of building and...

Duration:00:37:24