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Thursday, May 9, 2019

May Luncheon: Sustainability

Start Date: 5/9/2019 11:30 AM PDT
End Date: 5/9/2019 1:30 PM PDT

Venue Name: Lake Chalet Restaurant

1520 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA  United States  94612

Organization Name: BOMA Oakland/East Bay

Noelle Blanchard
Email: noelle@bomaoeb.org
Phone: (510) 893-8780

Our panel of sustainability experts will break down the most relevant sustainability certifications available, including LEED, Fitwel, Well, GRESB, and BREEAM. With so many options out there, find out which certification is right for your property type, and how much time and money you can expect to spend on each. Learn how to talk the sustainability talk to successfully pitch the right certification to your property owner, and engage your vendor partners to meet you sustainability goals.


Adhamina Rodriguez

Adhamina brings over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry managing interdisciplinary teams to improve sustainability in buildings. Adhamina is the founder and CEO of AR Green Consulting, a sustainability consulting firm, based in San Francisco, that specializes in green buildings consulting, certification, and training.
Trained as architect, engineer and construction manager, Adhamina can efficiently bridge between professions to help deliver healthier and better performing buildings. In her roles of Director of Sustainability, Project Executive, and Senior Project Manager for large corporations, Adhamina has managed hundreds of complex projects, established strategic sustainability policies, and implemented green building design and construction principles.
Adhamina has served in the Board of several Energy and Sustainability Committees, teaches at U.C. Berkeley since 2009, and lectures at Stanford University since 2001. In 2011 Adhamina was recognized by Engineering-News-Record among California’s Top-20-Under-40. In 2017 she was featured at Pledge 1% Women-Who-Lead for creating change within her community.
Adhamina is an Architect/Civil Engineer from the University of Seville (Spain), and has a Master's Degree in Project Management from Northwestern University. Adhamina holds numerous green building accreditations including: LEED AP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, GreenPoint Rater, BREEAM USA Licensed Assessor, ICC Certified CALGreen Plans Examiner, ICC Certified CALGreen Inspector, Living Future AP, FitWel Ambassador, and Green Globes Professional.

Mark Klein

Mark Klein is the Northern California Sustainability Operations Manager for Healthy Buildings. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2007 & Master of Planning degree from USC in 2012. Mark began his career working in project management for McCormick Construction.

Mark worked with Collaborative Project Consulting from 2011 to 2017 as a Senior Project Strategist and Associate Principal, where he was involved in the LEED Certification of millions of square feet of built floorspace.

Mark has contributed to the field of sustainability in a number of roles. Mark was the Co-Founding Director of the LA 2030 District environmental nonprofit, & is the current Chair of Membership & Outreach with the San Francisco 2030 District. He guest lectures at USC, UCLA, regional conferences & national summits, and has successfully delivered dozens of LEED Certified buildings, including Burbank's 1st LEED-CS Gold Certified project. Mark has a decade of experience in sustainable design and construction, and looks forward to decades more. He brings the perspective of a builder, broad vision of an urban planner, and project management skills of a General Contractor to Healthy Building's sustainability team.

Mark was one of the first WELL Accredited Professionals and WELL Faculty in the nation. The WELL Building Standard is the world's first building standard focused exclusively on human health & wellness.

Ravi Bajaj

As a Marketing Manager and Sustainability Project Manager for Healthy Buildings, Ravi is focused on sustainability consulting projects using the WELL, LEED, GRESB, BREEAM In-Use, Envision, Living Building Challenge rating systems; as well as integrating expertise between Healthy Buildings' 3 service lines: Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Resources, and Sustainability. Ravi's focus is on the use of the right set of metrics for a given client or project, and integrating the aspects of different goals and rating systems to optimize building performance. Ravi is involved in local and national sustainability communities as a volunteer, and serves as the Board President for the San Diego Green Building Council.

Prior to working with Healthy Buildings, Ravi worked as a Program Manager at the San Diego Green Building Council, primarily involved in "experiential learning" programs in partnership with local community organizations. His passion for sustainability began early on, formalized with a BS in Environmental Systems-Earth Science from the University of California, San Diego in December of 2009.

As with most in our industry, the path to sustainability consulting was not a straight one. Nearing graduation, while completing his remaining coursework and interning with a marine micro-biology lab at Scripps, Ravi began to work part-time with H2O-Me, a residential Greywater/Rainwater design and installation firm in San Diego. Installations for simple residential laundry-to-landscape greywater systems for example, could save upwards of 30 gallons of potable water for landscaping per load. Illustrating the impacts that a responsible built environment can mitigate, and the opportunities that exist for sustainability even at the smallest scale, Ravi was introduced to the building design,
construction, and operations (and deconstruction) industries.

Moving his passion to high-performing and sustainable buildings, Ravi began volunteering with the USGBC-San Diego and interning with the EcoLogic Studio, a local LEED consulting firm. Part-time work became a full-time opportunity
with the USGBC-San Diego as a Project Coordinator in November of 2011.  Primarily working with the Green Assistance Program (GAP) in San Diego, Ravi also works with chapter volunteers to facilitate LEED credential study groups, educational events, and assist members with any building certification or credential inquiries.

Outside of the green building world, Ravi can be found hiking, surfing, or volunteering with other community organizations; and spending as much time as possible with Ashley.

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