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AffiliationsMission: To advance the tenets of sustainability and human health throughout the built environment, and to support organizations to be more holistic,
informed, transparent, and environmentally and socially responsible.

Firm Overview: YR&G is a sustainability consulting firm of over 20 professionals comprised of engineers, architects, building scientists, ecologists, construction managers, and sustainable business specialists with presence in New York City, NY; Denver/Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; and Portland, OR. We work with clients across the US and internationally, providing industry thought leadership, and striving to articulate a vision of implementable sustainability for a broad spectrum of clients. Founded in 2006, we have maintained a reputation as one of the foremost forward-thinking niche firms in our industry, having helped establish LEED and other rating systems in the market place, and providing a level of service characterized as thoughtful, capable, and technically rigorous.

We are an outcome and relationship-based organization. We specialize in working closely with clients to understand their ongoing goals and needs, and helping them navigate complex landscapes and dispatching the right services and expertise to realize meaningful results. We work with private developers, municipalities, public development authorities, school districts, architecture and construction firms, property management companies, building owners and corporate sustainability groups, all of which are motivated by one or a series of common drivers, including brand identity, marketability, sustainability leadership, risk mitigation, worker productivity and retention, occupant/resident engagement, positive health and wellness outcomes, and code and corporate compliance.

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Current and Past Industry Leadership Positions:

• LEED Fellows (3)
• Member, LEED Advisory Committee
• Ambassador, Living Building Challenge
• Living Future Accredited
• Co-Chair, ULI-CO Building Healthy Places Committee
• Seat, IIDA New York Chapter Board of Directors
• Member, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
• Member, Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Technical Core Committee
• Seat, Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Technical Core Committee
• Core Member, CO Green Schools Advocacy Committee
• Boulder Green Building Guild Legislative Committee
• ULI Colorado Sustainable Communities Committee
• Founding Member, DesigNYC Advisory Committee
• Volunteer, ACE Mentoring
• Volunteer, Construction for Change
• Member, Association of Energy Engineers
• Member, Rocky Mountain Earth Institute- Steering Committee
• Trainer, Natural Step
• Technical Expert, EcoStrategy Alliance
• Forum Director, IIDA New York Chapter Sustainability Committee
• Design guideline development for NYC DDC
• Seat, Bands for Lands Board of Directors Member
• Technical Expert, LEEDuser
• Past Chair, USGBC Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (SS TAG)
• Past Seat, USGBC National Board of Directors
• Past Member, USGBC Technical Committee
• Past Seat, NY Chapter Urban Green Board of Directors
• Former Lead Faculty
• Former Member, USGBC-IL Education & Research Committee
• Previous Participant, GBCI LEED Fellow Working Group
• Past Board Liaison, USGBC LEED Steering Committee
• Past Seat, USGBC-CO Chapter Board of Directors
• Past Seat, USGBC National Retail Development Committee
• Past National Representative, USGBC Western Region
• Co-Founder and Vice-President, USGBC-CO Chapter Chair
• Former Co-Founder and Vice-President, USGBC-CO Chapter Chair