There is no doubt, green building practices and LEED have transformed the building industry. Since its inception in 1998, the LEED rating system has been used on more than 7,000 projects in the US and 30 countries. Maine companies and institutions have benefitted from implementing LEED and green building techniques through lower operating costs, reduced waste, and healthier environments for occupants.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) rating system, going on-line in 2013, shares a similar goal and provides the tools for those who influence and work in land development and management to reduce the use of resources and maintenance, improve water quality, and create healthy and regenerative environments for work and relaxation.
Join E2Tech on May 17 for an informative panel discussion on sustainable buildings and site design in Maine, which will include the following topics:
Naomi Mermin Consulting is currently working to evaluate the impact of voluntary business sustainability programs, identifying key motivators to leverage the power of business and the critical tools that support businesses’ ability to increase their energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Naomi holds an MBA from Boston University School of Management, and a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University. Naomi chairs the Efficiency Maine Trust Board and is the immediate past chair of US Green Building Council, Maine Chapter.
Lisa Cowan, PLA is Principal of studioverde - a collaborative of landscape architects, sustainability specialists, horticulturists and site practitioners working together to create beautiful high-performing sites. Her unique skills in sustainable sites grew from decades of practice in the design and on-the-ground oversight of sensitive landscape restoration projects in challenging locations. Recent project include the