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2009 Speakers' Bios

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 Dan Adler
Dan Adler
President, California Clean Energy Fund: CalCEF
Dan Adler is President of CalCEF. Prior to joining CalCEF, Mr. Adler was a senior analyst in the Division of Strategic Planning at the California Public Utilities Commission, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of California's Renewables Portfolio Standard and was senior staff for climate change policy. In addition to energy issues, Mr. Adler has professional experience in international trade policy and socially responsible investment. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Dan is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Financing Your Business - Public Resources

 Jon Alexander
Jon Alexander
President, Sunshine Construction LLC
Jon Alexander is the President of Sunshine Construction has 25 years experience as a general contractor in Seattle, focusing on large residential projects. He has specialized in and promoted green building since 1991. He is one of the founders of the Northwest EcoBuilding and is a fourth generation construction contractor.
Jon is speaking in the following session:
Exponential Change: Examples & Strategies

 Gadi Amit
Gadi Amit
Principal Designer & Founder, NewDealDesign
Gadi Amit is the principal designer and founder of NewDealDesign, a strategic design studio in San Francisco. Gadi is passionate about creating design that is both socially responsible and generates real world success. Founded in 2000, NewDealDesign has worked with leading companies including Dell, Better Place, Palm, Nokia and more.
Gadi is speaking in the following session:
Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?

 Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson
Chairman & Founder, Interface, Inc.; Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist
Ray Anderson founded Interface in Atlanta in 1973 and built it into a billion-dollar-a-year company. Ray’s book, Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model, helped prove to other businesses that they could protect the environment while increasing profits. Ray was recently named a Senior Fellow and Leading Voice for Green and Sustainable Design by the Design Futures Council.
Ray is speaking in the following session:
Friday Keynote

 Allison Arieff
Allison Arieff
By Design Columnist, New York Times
Allison Arieff writes the "By Design" column for the New York Times and is Editor at Large for Sunset magazine. The former Editor in Chief of Dwell (and the magazine's founding senior editor), she is also author of the books Prefab and Trailer Travel. She lectures and consults frequently on sustainable design, architecture, and community.
Allison is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Creating Social and Sustainable Economic Development in West Oakland

 Tenaya Asan
Tenaya Asan
Program Manager, GreenPoint Rated, Build It Green
Tenaya uses her 30 years of construction knowledge, management capabilities and collaborative abilities to direct the rapidly expanding GreenPoint Rated program. She was a key strategist in the development of the GreenPoint Rated Existing Home rating system, the first of its kind in the nation.
Tenaya is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling
Your Guide to Navigating Green Remodeling Standards

 Nick Aster
Nick Aster
Co-Founder, Triple Pundit
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.com. He is a New Media Architect specializing in using online technology to advance conversations on sustainability. He recently worked for Mother Jones magazine to help reinvent the magazine via technology. He has also worked with companies like Nike, SAP, Citibank, Gawker Media, Offermatica, and many others on internal and external strategies for communication. With a great deal of interest in environmental matters he worked for many years on TreeHugger.com, the most popular environmental website in the world.
Nick is speaking in the following session:
Social Media for Real: Engaging Strategies

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 Brian Back
Brian Back
Founding Editor and Publisher, Sustainable Industries
Brian is an expert on green business trends and the role of media in sustainability. In 2001, he was selected among some of the nation’s foremost environmental journalists by the Society of Environmental Journalist’s and since then has developed into one of the leading voices for sustainable business news on the West Coast.
Brian is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Alex Wilson
A Conversation With Panama Bartholomy
A Conversation With Stewart Brand
A Conversation With Christi Graham & Karen Jackson

 Myan Baker
Myan Baker
Senior Consultant, Economic Transformations Group
An innovation consultant inspired by nature, Myan happily detects & cultivates emergent whole systems & processes. Capitalizing on the strengths of people in organizations/networks, she has a talent for facilitating adaptive change breakthroughs. A strong action bias coupled with ingenious process design enables her clients to achieve extraordinary results.
Myan is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Peer to Peer Pitch Off

 Panama Bartholomy
Panama Bartholomy
Advisor to Commissioner Douglas, California Energy Commission
Panama is an advisor to Commisioner Karen Douglas of the California Energy Commission on topics including Green building, land use, climate change, renewable energy, transmission and biofuels policy. He drives a biodiesel powered car and tries to play Mandolin.
Panama is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling
Greening Existing Buildings: The Biggest Piece of the Low Carbon Puzzle
Let’s Green That Job
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act: An Economic Stimulus Overview
A Conversation With Panama Bartholomy

 Josh Becker
Josh Becker
General Partner & Co-founder, New Cycle Capital
Josh Becker started his career in the Clean Energy area in 1991. From Williams College he went to work for ICF-Kaiser International, a DC-based environmental consulting and engineering firm. There he helped launch the first Clean Air Marketplace conference back in 1992 and consulted on energy strategy for companies like General Electric. Josh Becker is an Advisor to Energy Unlimited, a pioneering wind energy company. He is Co-Founder of the Freedom Prize Foundation (www.freedomprize.org).
Josh is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Lasting Behavior Change Through Dashboard Technologies
The Energy Dashboard Dashboard

 Debra Berman
Debra Berman
Managing Director, Justmeans
Deb Berman is the Managing Director of Justmeans. Deb helps corporate clients and non-profit organizations develop and implement their social media and communications strategies. In this role, she works with companies to develop creative ways to leverage Justmeans to promote good work, including corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, sustainability and environmental initiatives. Prior to joining Justmeans, Deb worked with companies and organizations helping them to build their capacity and develop and implement strategic growth plans. Deb is the founder of Camp Starfish, a non-profit program for emotionally disturbed children with one-to-one camper to staff ratio which she ran for eight years. Deb attended Colgate University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education, Boston University, where she received an M.B.A. and Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Debra is speaking in the following session:
Social Media for Real: Engaging Strategies

 Susan Bierzychudek
Susan Bierzychudek
Principal, Green Ideals
Susan Bierzychudek is founder and principal of Green Ideals, a full-service branding and design agency for socially responsible clients. Her work develops well-told brand stories to communicate authentic values and suggest positive brand experiences in ideas, words, and pictures—touching the hearts and minds of her clients’ target audiences.
Susan is speaking in the following session:
Telling Your Sustainable Brand Story

 Laura Billings
Laura Billings
Sage Green Development
Bio coming soon
Laura is speaking in the following session:
Making Sustainable Residential Design Affordable: How Does Certification Affect Your Value?

 Jared Blumenfeld
Jared Blumenfeld
Director, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
Jared Blumenfeld is Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. SF Environment develops innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs, fostering groundbreaking legislation, and educating the public by providing comprehensive and easily accessible information on a wide range of sustainable practices.
Jared is speaking in the following session:
Let’s Green That Job

 Jon Bonanno
Jon Bonanno
Chairman, Principle Power & Keiretsu Cleantech Investment, Committee Chairman,
Jon Bonanno co-founded Principle Power, for the purpose of applying his entrepreneurial, team-building and finance experience to making economically attractive renewable energy projects. His vision is that the portfolio of Principle Power will grow to multiple gigawatts of sustainable energy assets and make a difference in offsetting fossil fuel usage. He is currently serving at the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Principle Power. Jon is also the Chairman of the Cleantech Investment Committee for the Keiretsu Forum Angel Network, the world's largest angel investing organization. He is a member of ACORE (American Counsel on Renewable Energy) and the New Energy Congress and a sponsor of EasyConnect, a Berkeley-based mobility and transportation study group.
Jon is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Management & Advisors

 Zorana Bosnic
Zorana Bosnic
Vice President, Sustainable Design Director, HOK
Since joining HOK in 1997, Zorana has worked in the HOK London, Hong Kong and San Francisco offices on projects throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She brings global architectural design experience and environmental stewardship to her work. As Sustainable Design Director for the San Francisco office, Zorana is extensively involved in sustainable design for various project types, focusing on helping clients with sustainable strategies implementation in design, planning and operational upgrades for new and existing buildings, and occupant environmental outreach programs. She is one of the leaders of the HOK Sustainable Leaders global alliance and is frequently asked to speak on sustainability issues and opportunities in the built environment by professional organizations throughout the Bay Area.
Zorana is speaking in the following session:
The Art of Selling Green to Commercial Buyers

 Adam Boucher
Adam Boucher
CEO & Founder, The Ethos Fund, LLC
Adam Boucher is the CEO of Ethos Green Energy Asset Finance, LLC a green energy investment fund management company. Adam is a recognized leader in the field of green energy finance, and has been personally engaged in asset based lending since 2003. Investing his own capital, Adam has assembled a team with extensive experience in the green energy sector to manage The Ethos Fund.
Adam is speaking in the following session:
Entrepreneurs Pitch Brilliant Ideas to Investors
New Models of Finance: More Than For Profit

 Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand
President, The Long Now Foundation
Stewart Brand is president of The Long Now Foundation and co-founder of Global Business Network. He created and edited the Whole Earth Catalog (National Book Award), and co-founded the Hackers Conference and The WELL. His books include The Clock of the Long Now; How Buildings Learn; and The Media Lab. His new book, titled Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, comes out in October from Viking. He graduated in Biology from Stanford and served as an Infantry officer.
Stewart is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Stewart Brand

 Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Chief of Staff & CFO, California Academy of Sciences
Alison is the Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer of the California of Sciences. She is a 2008 winner of the Bay Area’s CFO of the year award.
Alison is speaking in the following session:
Blended Building Design: The Positive Social Impact of Sustainable Structures
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Becky Brun
Becky Brun
Editor, Sustainable Industries
After two years as Sustainable Industries' green building and energy reporter, Becky moved into the Editor role in August 2008. Based in Portland, Becky is the former managing editor of nwcurrent, a regional online clean energy news magazine. She helped launch both nwcurrent's and Sustainable Industries' Webinar series, which allows audiences to gain insight and knowledge about specific topics from their own desks.
Becky is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Michelle Kaufmann
A Conversation With Gil Friend
A Conversation With Cameron Sinclair

 Ian Bryan
Ian Bryan
President & Founder, The Sensible City, Inc
Ian Bryan is a veteran media strategist and the President of Sensible City, a community-oriented marketing and public relations agency specializing in enterprises, which propel social and environmental progress. The Sensible City’s vision is to improve the quality of life in human and business communities by incubating a more socially responsible, financially abundant, values-based business ecosystem in America’s cities.
Ian is speaking in the following session:
Social Media for Real: Engaging Strategies

 Bill Burke
Bill Burke
Assistant Director, Pacific Energy Center
Bill is an architect with an extensive background in environmental issues and energy efficiency. As Architectural Programs Coordinator at Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center (PEC), Bill oversees architectural education programs and consultations, with a focus on improved building performance through good site design, high performance glazing, daylighting, and other green building strategies.
Bill is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Jeff Burkland
Jeff Burkland
Principal, Burkland Consulting
Jeff Burkland has over 15 years of business experience in both strategic and tactical financial roles, fund raising, operational roles, and leading marketing and product management efforts. Mr. Burkland began his career at AT&T, where he grew a $4.4 million nation-wide business within AT&T by more than 50% per year. Additional key roles include: leading Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 efforts for large- and small-cap telecommunications and financial services clients, extending UTStarcom’s presence outside of China and running tactical segment marketing for the 500-person telecom equipment manufacturer. Mr. Burkland holds a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Economics from Duke University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeff is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Pro Forma Assessment

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 Josiah Cain
Josiah Cain
Principal, Design Ecology
Josiah Raison Cain is a Harvard trained landscape architect with 16 years experience in ecological design and green building applications. He has been featured on radio and television, lectures regularly, and teaches courses at Esalen, Sonoma State University and UC Davis. He is currently a Partner and Chief Design Officer at Design Ecology in Mill Valley, specializing in vegetated architectural systems and urban ecological solutions.
Josiah is speaking in the following session:
Strategies for Integrated Water Management

 Paul Campbell
Paul Campbell
Principal, Deloitte
Paul is the Federal Energy Industry Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP, prior to this he was the managing principal of Deloitte's energy trading and risk management practice.
Paul is speaking in the following session:
ARRA: Managing the Risk and Reaping the Reward

 Celia Canfield
Celia Canfield
Chief Development Director, West Coast Green
As a marketer with over 25 years of experience in publishing, she has created content-rich communications programs for leading global brands. After working with media companies including McGraw-Hill, CMP, IDG, Ziff-Davis, Celia launched a web content publishing company, Tendo Communications. In 2007, Celia launched EcoVertex, a sustainability and green media and marketing company.
Celia is speaking in the following session:
Marketing Green: Leveraging Value Through Winning Marketing Practices
Ecotone: Where Top Down Meets Bottom Up

 Erin Carson
Erin Carson
Development Specialist, Housing, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Erin Carson is a Development Specialist for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Erin has 19 years of experience in housing development and completed the LEED Silver Certified and award-winning Plaza Apartments in 2005, a supportive housing project serving formerly homeless residents. Erin has collaborated on a number of local and national green initiatives, is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of the United States Green Building Council.
Erin is speaking in the following session:
Blended Building Design: The Positive Social Impact of Sustainable Structures

 Rick Chitwood
Rick Chitwood
President, Chitwood Energy Management, Inc.
Rick Chitwood, founder of Chitwood Energy Management, Inc., is a leader in the area of quality construction and building performance testing. Mr. Chitwood is the chair of the California Building Performance Contractors Association – Technical Committee and is co-author of the CBPCA Diagnosis and Remediation Training curriculum.
Rick is speaking in the following session:
How to Guarantee Your Building is Working-- or Prove It Is Not

 Cathy Chiu
Cathy Chiu
Principal, Falcon Group
Catherine Chiu, Principal of Falcon Group, will lead a discussion on the critical success factors for startups. Cathy began her business career in investment banking, where she advised technology companies in raising public equity and debt, in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and in IPOs. She also spent some years in venture capital, where she invested in early-stage technology startups, and assisted portfolio companies in strategy, financing, executive team issues, and exits. Cathy has been part of top management teams of startups and large public companies. She is currently an active angel investor, and advises private companies at critical junctures of their life stages, in strategy, financing, re-capitalization and corporate re-organization. Cathy has a BSEE from Johns Hopkins, and MBA from UC Berkeley
Cathy is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Identifying Key Success Factors

 Drew Clark
Drew Clark
Director of Sustainability, IBM Venture Capital Group
Bio Coming Soon
Drew is speaking in the following session:
The Smart Grid Meets Smart Buildings

 Sara Ellis Conant
Sara Ellis Conant
Manager, Enterprise Sustainability, Deloitte Consulting
Sara Ellis Conant is a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting and specializes in assisting clients to identify their core values and make them operational. She also has worked extensively with social-purpose entrepreneurs. Previously, she served as development director for RSF. She is also founder and board member of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization that promotes the success and development of hundreds of women in San Francisco, Portland, New York, and Houston.
Sara is speaking in the following session:
Sustainability Measurements and Metrics: ABC’s and More

 Rebecca Costa
Rebecca Costa
Trendist, Biodiversity Foundation and Author,, The Watchman's Rattle
Rebecca Costa is an author and "trendist" whose unique expertise is to spot and explain sociobiological trends in human behavior, international markets and technology. Her clients have included Apple Computer, 3M, General Electric, United Telecom, Applied Materials and other standard-setting giants. Retiring at the zenith of a high-tech career, Costa spent 3 years researching and writing "The Watchman's Rattle," the first book to demonstrate the role evolution plays in driving public policy.
Rebecca is speaking in the following session:
Human Evolution as it Relates to Environmental Change

 Dev Crews
Dev Crews
Chief Sustainability Officer, Luminesa- Illuminated Marketing
Dev has helped some of the world’s leading organizations to positively impact the world. As Chief Sustainability Strategist for Luminesa, she guides companies on how to profitably integrate corporate responsibility strategies into core business practices and marketing efforts. Dev has held senior executive positions or led initiatives for Wells Fargo, IBM, National Audubon, UBS, Hanson Bridgett, and others.
Dev is speaking in the following session:
Blended Building Design: The Positive Social Impact of Sustainable Structures

 Sean Culman
Sean Culman
AIA, LEED AP, Solutions
Sean Culman, AIA LEED AP has found the most effective way to develop ideas into reality is through collaboration. Using this dynamic process of engagement, he works with owners, designers, and contractors to integrate built environments with living systems.
Sean is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

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 Michael D’Amour
Michael D’Amour
President & CEO, Lumenergi, Inc.
Michael D'Amour is CEO and President of LUMEnergi. He has founded and led several venture-funded companies to become global market leaders in the EDA, semiconductor, and security industry. Successful IPOs include Quickturn Design Systems and Daisy Systems.
Michael is speaking in the following session:
Brightest Bulb in the Box: Lighting Ideas

 Peter Darbee
Peter Darbee
CEO, PG&E
Since becoming CEO in 2005, Peter has spearheaded major new initiatives to establish PG&E as an industry front-runner in customer satisfaction, operational excellence and environmental leadership. He is a member of the Edison Electric Institute Executive Committee, serves as Co-Chairman of the EEI Committee on the Environment and is a member of the CEO board of the Clean Energy Group. In these roles, he has become one of the industry’s most active leaders on the issues of climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, the “smart grid” and other aspects of energy and environmental policy.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
Thursday Keynote

 Bonnie DeVarco
Bonnie DeVarco
Founder, Media X, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Bonnie is a Media X Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. She specializes in visualization technologies for connective intelligence. As a designer, writer, curator and former archivist for the Buckminster Fuller Collection, she is completing Invisible Architecture, a book on Fuller and two books on visualization and ludic cartographies. http://scaleindependentthought.typepad.com
Bonnie is speaking in the following session:
Beyond Bucky: Anticipatory Perspectives & Comprehensive Solutions

 Jennifer Devlin
Jennifer Devlin
Principal, EHDD Architects
Jennifer Devlin has been with EHDD Architecture since 1994. Her hands-on project involvement as well as her dedication to a sustainable environment through high-performance and energy efficient buildings is key to the success of many of EHDD’s projects. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Jennifer is committed to a sustainable environment. Her interest in sustainability was the core focus of her recent tenure as AIASF President (2008), where she promoted the 2030 Challenge, an initiative to ensure carbon neutrality in the built environment by 2030.
Jennifer is speaking in the following session:
Developing to Scale : Critical Steps on the Path to Zero Carbon Communities

 Cisco Devries
Cisco Devries
President, Renewable Funding
Cisco DeVries has worked at the intersection of energy, environment, politics and government for 15 years. He envisioned and led initial development of Berkeley's solar financing program and now, as President of Renewable Funding, he helps cities and counties around the country administer and finance similar programs.
Cisco is speaking in the following session:
Solving the Upfront Cost Barrier for Retrofits: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

 Marcel Diallo
Marcel Diallo
Executive Director, Village Bottoms Community Development Corporation
Marcel Diallo is an American musician, poet, artist and community builder, known for his founding of the Black Dot Artists Collective, The Black New World and his revitalization efforts in West Oakland's historic, predominantly African-American Prescott neighborhood aka the Lower Bottoms.
Marcel is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Creating Social and Sustainable Economic Development in West Oakland

 Carla Din
Carla Din
Director, East Bay Green Corridor Partnership
Carla is the director of the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership, a cooperative effort to make the East Bay a center of environmental innovation, emerging green business industry, green jobs, and renewable energy. She previously served as the Western Regional Field Director for the Apollo Alliance.
Carla is speaking in the following session:
Let’s Green That Job

 Chris Doelle
Chris Doelle
VP Sales & Marketing, MonierLifetile
Chris Doelle joined the MonierLifetile Executive Team in 2007. With his responsibility for managing the sales and marketing organizations for MonierLifetile's North American operation – which includes customer service, product management and the roof system components business - Doelle also works with the Executive Team on the Company's overall strategic direction.
Chris is speaking in the following session:
Green From the Beginning: Roofing Solutions With Concrete Tile

 Paul Dolan
Paul Dolan
President, Mendocino Wine Group
During his 27 years at Fetzer Vineyards, 12 as president, he led a transformation that put the company at the forefront of organic viticulture and sustainable business. It was the first fully sustainable winery in he U.S. In addition to being President of the Mendocino Wine group, Paul is an author of "True to our Roots, Fermenting a Business Revolution," Former Chariman of The Wine Institute, a pioneer of organic farming in the industry, destroying the myth that you can't be profitable and organic at the same time. Paul has served on President Clinton's council on sustainable business and chaired the California Sustainable alliance. and creator of the wine service cooperative PG&E self-generation project.
Paul is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Defining Business in The New Economy

 Rodney Dole
Rodney Dole
Treasurer, Sonoma County
Bio Coming Soon
Rodney is speaking in the following session:
Solving the Upfront Cost Barrier for Retrofits: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

 John Dorsey
John Dorsey
Facilities Manager, Fort Mason Center
Bio Coming Soon
John is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Brian Duggan
Brian Duggan
Director of Thought Leadership Programs, West Coast Green
Brian helps organizations with a focus on sustainability in building lasting alliances via sponsorship and thought leadership programs. As Principal in Teamwork Promotions, I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve a number of leading organizations over the years including Eco Expo, Fast Company, Harvard Business School Publishing, Federated Media and now West Coast Green.
Brian is speaking in the following session:
The Smart Grid Meets Smart Buildings

 Laurie Durnell
Laurie Durnell
Director of Consulting, The Grove Consultants International
Laurie and The Grove take their pioneering work in visual planning and organization change and seed it worldwide. We believe people’s ability to respond to complexity is greatly enhanced when they can literally see what is happening and are directly involved.
Laurie is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

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 Ann Edminster, M.Arch
Ann Edminster, M.Arch
Green Building Consultant, Design AVEnues
Ann Edminster, M.Arch, LEED AP, is a environmental design consultant and educator whose work focuses on investigation and evaluation of building materials and systems. As a current member and immediate past co-chair of teh USGBC’s LEED Homes Committee, she is one of the principal authors of LEED for Homes. She also serves a s consultant to the LEED for Homes pilot implementation team California (led by Davis Energy Group), is a past member of the LEED Steering Committee, and a member and past co-chair of the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group, which creates and refines LEED rating criteria and reference materials and advise on credit interpretations. She has been an invited speaker at dozens of national and regional green building conferences over the past decade. She has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture and has designed more than 100 remodels.
Ann is speaking in the following session:
House Talk with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

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 Jeremy Faludi
Jeremy Faludi
Associate Professor, Stanford University, Project FROG
Jeremy Faludi (LEED AP) is a sustainable design strategist and researcher for Project FROG, and teaches green design at Stanford. He designed the prototype of AskNature for the Biomimicry Institute, and is one of the authors of Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century.
Jeremy is speaking in the following session:
Biomimicry: Nature as Mentor

 Prudence Ferreira
Prudence Ferreira
CEO, Integral Impact Inc.
Prudence Ferreira, CEO of Integral Impact Inc, is a green building and energy consultant with special focus on Zero Net Energy buildings. She is VP of the USGBC-REC Board and helps lead Passive Buildings CA. Her credentials include LEED AP, GreenPoint Rater, BPI-trainined Building Scientist, T24 CEPE, HERS Rater, Passivhaus Consultant and Permaculture Designer.
Prudence is speaking in the following session:
The Passive House Standard for Deep Energy Retrofits - Zero Net Energy Buildings

 Martin Flaherty
Martin Flaherty
President, ecoScorecard
Martin is the President of ecoScorecard and has been involved in the green building industry since 2000. He is a specialist in communications and strategy centering around the environment. He helped develop the ecolabel for the hard-flooring industry, an international labeling system now in use and is currently doing the same for the business and institutional furniture manufacturers industry (BIFMA) and a member of the US Green Building Council.
Martin is speaking in the following session:
The Art of Selling Green to Commercial Buyers

 Eric Corey Freed
Eric Corey Freed
Principal, organicARCHITECT
Eric Corey Freed is principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm with over 15 years of experience in green building. He is the author of "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies," a best seller with 50,000 copies in print. His work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis and Newsweek.
Eric Corey is speaking in the following session:
Detroit, Dallas & Despotism: 3D View of Sustainability

 Gil Friend
Gil Friend
CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.
Gil Friend, president & CEO of Natural Logic Inc, is a noted thought leader on sustainable business, with more than 37 years of experience in the field, Adjunct Faculty at Presidio Graduate School, and the author of The Truth About Green Business (FT Press) and the forthcoming Risk, Fiduciary Responsibility and the Laws of Nature.
Gil is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Lasting Behavior Change Through Dashboard Technologies
A Conversation With Gil Friend
Beyond Bucky: Anticipatory Perspectives & Comprehensive Solutions

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 Heather Gadonniex
Heather Gadonniex
Managing Partner, Sustainability, MindClick SGM
Heather, MindClick’s Sustainability expert, is a well-known speaker, writer (author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Greening Your Business) and contributor, serves as a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council standards committee and is an expert in sustainability certifications, standards and eco-labels. Previous to MindClick, Heather was the founder of Green it Group, and the Sustainability and Marketing Director for Timbron International, which won awards for its efforts in corporate and product sustainability. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development from the University of Pittsburgh, is a Build It Green certified green building professional and a LEED-accredited professional.
Heather is speaking in the following session:
Says Who? Deciphering Ratings, Certifications & Eco-labels

 Lisa Michelle Galley
Lisa Michelle Galley
Managing Principal, Galley Eco Capital LLC
A recognized leader in sustainability, Lisa is one of the few real estate consultants in the United States with expertise in financing programs for green real estate projects. Her experience includes developing all components of a green real estate investment strategy. Lisa’s unique knowledge of the opportunities in green real estate has made her a sought-after consultant, speaker, and thought leader on green financing and urban sustainability. She has been an invited speaker and trainer at the Urban Land Institute, the US Green Building Council, and the Triple Bottom Line Investing Conference.
Lisa Michelle is speaking in the following session:
New Models of Finance: More Than For Profit

 Gary Gerber
Gary Gerber
President, Sun Light & Power Co.
Gary Gerber is president and co-founder of Sun Light and Power, a Berkeley-based green business specializing in the design and installation of solar energy systems. He is a licensed professional engineer and NABCEP certified Solar Installer with 30 years of experience in the alternative energy industry. Gary has taught architects, solar industry professionals, and the general public about renewable energy systems in classes at the Building Education center in Berkeley and Foothill/DeAnza College. He serves on the board of directors of ADPSR; the CA Solar Energy Industry Association; and Build It Green. Gary has been published in the Journal of Light Construction with articles on PV and solar thermals. In 2005 and 2005 he led his company to a prominent place on the lists of Fastest Growing Companies of both the San Francisco Business Times and the East Bay Business Times.
Gary is speaking in the following session:
What’s Smart About Solar

 Kathleen Gilligan
Kathleen Gilligan
Partner, EcoStrategy Group
Kathleen helps midsize companies develop and implement sustainability plans that create business advantage. She is also a partner in Array Partners, a consultancy that helps startups bring their products to market and create rapid paths to revenue. Kathleen is a volunteer chair for the California Clean Tech Open.
Kathleen is speaking in the following session:
Entrepreneurs Pitch Brilliant Ideas to Investors
Social Entrepreneur Training: Peer to Peer Pitch Off

 Brian Gitt
Brian Gitt
Principal, BKI
Mr. Brian Gitt is a principal of BKi and an entrepreneurial results oriented industry leader with 10 years experience in energy efficiency and green building. He is currently working with state and local governments throughout California to develop comprehensive building retrofit and solar programs.
Brian is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling
Greening Existing Buildings: The Biggest Piece of the Low Carbon Puzzle

 Matt Golden
Matt Golden
President & Founder, Sustainable Spaces
Matt is the president and co-founder of Sustainable Spaces. He speaks extensively on building science and integrated green design to groups such as the AIA, West Coast Green, and Build it Green. Matt has authored a number of articles, and has been featured in the USA Today, SF Chronicle, KQED Radio, and the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Matt is speaking in the following session:
House Talk with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling
Delivering on our Promise: Sustainable Solutions to Achieve our Climate and Economic Goals

 Christi Graham
Christi Graham
President & CEO, West Coast Green
Recognized nationally as an expert in green and healthy living, Ms. Graham has spent the past fifteen years as a pioneer successfully producing and directing numerous visionary events, programs, and organizations.
Christi is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Christi Graham & Karen Jackson

 Jose Guevara
Jose Guevara
Property Manager, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.
Jose is Property Manager for Cushman & Wakefield and manages the Post Montgomery Center, a one million square foot office Tower and Crocker Galleria retail complex in San Francisco. Under Jose's management, Post Montgomery Center has achieved an Energy Star rating of 95, a waste diversion of 78% and was awarded the BOMA Earth Award in 2007 and in 2008. His team has submitted the property to the USGBC for LEED Certification at Gold Level. He is BOMA's former Chair of the SF BOMA Environment Committee and is active in BOMA's Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP). Jose is a LEED Accredited Professional and a current member of the USGBC Northern California Chapter.
Jose is speaking in the following session:
Deep Retrofits of Commercial Buildings

 Leslie Guevarra
Leslie Guevarra
Associate Editor, GreenerBuildings.com, GreenBiz.com
Leslie Guevarra is an associate editor at Greener World Media, the producer of GreenBiz.com, GreenerBuildings.com and three sister sites. She has more than 20 years of news experience, including work at the San Francisco Chronicle where she was a deputy managing editor. Leslie also has worked in television as a public affairs program host and associate producer.
Leslie is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Lawrence Gust
Lawrence Gust
Environmental Consultant, Gust Environmental
Lawrence Gust, is an electrical engineer, a Certified Mold Remediator through the Indoor Air Quality Association and he is certified by the International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology (IBE) as a Building Biologist. Lawrence's expertise includes the areas of in indoor environmental inspection, measurement and interpretation of environmental parameters, safe building practices, air purification systems and water purification systems, and electromagnetic field countermeasures.
Lawrence is speaking in the following session:
Building Healthy in Today’s World Bau-Biologie Principles in Practice – Going Beyond Green

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 Gavin Healy
Gavin Healy
Owner, Balance Point Home Performance
Bio Coming Soon!
Gavin is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling

 Amy Hebard
Amy Hebard
Chief Research Officer & Co-Founder, Earthsense
Chief Research Officer / Co-Founder of Earthsense (conducts large-scale studies of consumers and the environment, including Eco-Insights and The Green Confidence Index); former head of Consumer Market Research, AT&T; PRC-certified (Market Research Association); BA, Ithaca College; PhD, Columbia University; lives in Maplewood, NJ with her LEED-accredited architect husband, Jim McRobert.
Amy is speaking in the following session:
Marketing Green: Leveraging Value Through Winning Marketing Practices

 Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson
Founder, Ethical Markets Media, LLC
Hazel Henderson is an evolutionary economist, syndicated columnist and consultant on sustainable development. She has written many books including Beyond Globalization, Building a Win-Win World, Paradigms in Progress, Creating Alternative Futures, The Politics of the Solar Age and Redefining Wealth and Progress. She is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and she co-edited the Report of the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations.
Hazel is speaking in the following session:
The New Symbiosis: Business & Society

 Paul Holland
Paul Holland
General Partner, Foundation Capital
Paul Holland is an early-stage investor who focuses on green building companies that provide eco-friendly materials for sustainable development.
Paul is speaking in the following session:
Show Me The Money! An Overview of Venture Trends

 David Hopkins
David Hopkins
Co-Author, The Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World
David’s passion for learning about and taking action on sustainability issues began as a student at Middlebury College, which was recently selected by the Sierra Club as the “greenest college” in the United States. While at Middlebury, David served as Director of the International Affairs Center of the Roosevelt Institution, the nation's first student think-tank devoted to progressive policy reform, and graduated cum laude in International Studies, Politics, and Economics. He is also one of the founding directors of BeRewarding.com, an incentive-based education website that raises awareness about social and environmental issues while generating donations to leading nonprofit organizations solving them. David has experience in keynote speaking, corporate marketing, sales, grant-writing, fundraising, team-building, teaching, and grassroots mobilization. He has worked with communities in Cambodia, France, Tanzania, and Greece, and now resides in San Francisco.
David is speaking in the following session:
Moving Business Forward

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 Graham Irwin
Graham Irwin
Principal, Essential Habitat
Graham Irwin (CPBD, CGBP, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant) is founder and principal of Essential Habitat, a sustainability consulting firm, and a partner in Zero Impact Architecture (ZIA.) Graham was one of the first Passive House consultants trained in the US and hasn't stopped talking about it since...
Graham is speaking in the following session:
The Passive House Standard for Deep Energy Retrofits - Zero Net Energy Buildings

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 Rosey Jencks
Rosey Jencks
Stormwater Planner, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Rosey Jencks leads the Urban Watershed Management and Stormwater Planning Program at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she works to integrate stormwater management and other water sensitive polices and designs into San Francisco's landscape.
Rosey is speaking in the following session:
The Water and Energy Connection: San Francisco Case in Point

 David Johnson
David Johnson
Director of West Coast Studio, William McDonough and Partners
David Johnson, Director of William McDonough + Partners’ West Coast studio, is an accomplished designer with 20 years experience; for the past three years, he has led the firm’s Cradle to Cradle design and planning work for projects including the UCSF Medical Center; Treasure Island Sustainability Guidelines; and PG&E’s Sustainable Community Initiative.
David is speaking in the following session:
Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?

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 Daniel Kammen
Daniel Kammen
Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley
Daniel M. Kammen is the “Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy” at the University of California, He holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). Kammen is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. In 1998 was elected a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.
Daniel is speaking in the following session:
Thursday Keynote

 Michael Kanellos
Michael Kanellos
Editor in Chief, Greentech Media
Michael Kanellos is the Editor in Chief at Greentech Media, where he covers emerging technologies and companies in the green world. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he worked for CNET Network's News.com for eleven years and launched the company's push into clean technology. He has appeared on NPR, CBS, CNBC, Fox News and other media outlets and has spoken at the Clean Energy Venture Summit.
Michael is speaking in the following session:
Brightest Bulb in the Box: Lighting Ideas

 Michelle Kaufmann
Michelle Kaufmann
Principal, Michelle Kaufmann Studio
Michelle has been a speaker at Prefab Now, hosted by Dwell magazine and UCLA hammer museum, at the Walker Art Center, DWR studios, Prefab Proactive by Dwell, AIA Minnesota convention, and has been a professor at Iowa State University, and Woodbury University
Michelle is speaking in the following session:
Housing 2.0: Re-Thinking the Prefab Model
A Conversation With Michelle Kaufmann

 Paul Kephart
Paul Kephart
President, Rana Creek
A trained biologist and dedicated ecologist, Paul has over twenty years of diverse experience in the field of ecological design. He is recognized as one of the top horticulture experts in California, designing ‘living roofs’ dedicated to watershed management and corridors for migratory wildlife.
Paul is speaking in the following session:
The Big Pitcher - Integrated Water Systems

 Mike Kerwin
Mike Kerwin
Co-Founder, Lorax Development
A former packaging engineer, creative director and communications professional, Mike Kerwin combined his creative vision with a love for building and the environment to build beautiful homes utilizing every green technology and feature available. He founded LORAX Development in 2001 with two contractor partners who were as passionate about the environment. Their mission is to build environmentally responsible homes with renewable materials, energy efficient systems and smart technologies.The LORAX’s green homes have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine, and soon to be highlighted in Smart Home Owner Magazine. In his spare time, Mike volunteers for BlueWater Network (Friends of the Earth) and has been a volunteer skipper for the San Francisco BayKeeper since 1994.
Mike is speaking in the following session:
Making Sustainable Residential Design Affordable: How Does Certification Affect Your Value?

 Jason Kibbey
Jason Kibbey
Founder, Pact Apparel
Jason Kibbey, is CEO and co-founder of PACT--a sustainable apparel company. Before PACT he was the founding executive director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative focused on protecting wildlife corridors in North America that he founded while working for Patagonia. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Jason is speaking in the following session:
Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?

 Pat Kilduff
Pat Kilduff
Marketing Director, Fort Mason Center
Pat Kilduff works for nonprofit organizations during periods of major evolution. She has worked with Fort Mason Center for the past year. Prior to Fort Mason Center she held a similar position at the California Academy of Sciences
Pat is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Bruce King
Bruce King
Grand Pooh-bah, Green Building Advisor
Bruce is the founder of the Ecological Building Network, a registered engineer with 30 years of experience in construction, and the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, Design of Straw Bale Buildings, and dozens of papers and articles for conferences and journals.
Bruce is speaking in the following session:
House Talk with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

 Gary Klein
Gary Klein
Managing Partner, Affiliated International Management, LLC
Gary Klein has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 1973, one fourth of his career in Lesotho, the rest in the USA. Gary has a passion for hot water: getting into it, getting out of it and efficiently delivering it to meet customer’s needs.
Gary is speaking in the following session:
The Water and Energy Connection: San Francisco Case in Point
Integrating Water Systems into the Whole Building

 Michael Kloefkorn
Michael Kloefkorn
Associate, Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP
Since 1998 has worked in Denver and SF offices with background in furniture & interior design, commercial/retail, mixed-use, residential, multi-family residential, urban design, adaptive-reuse and construction. He focuses on sustainability and urban infill projects, is the Residential Green Building Advocate & chairs the USGBC-NCC RGB Committee, is a certified GreenPoint Rater, LEED AP and LEED AP Homes.
Michael is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Bob Knight
Bob Knight
President, Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc.
Bob Knight is the principal designer and director of Home Performance with Energy Star energy retrofit programs for the major California utilities. He is also active in related research, state and Federal policy, and the boards of several national energy efficiency organizations. His firm, BKi, specializes in energy-related strategy innovation and market transformation.
Bob is speaking in the following session:
Home Energy Auditing & Retrofitting-– The Standards

 John L. Knott
John L. Knott
President & CEO, The Noisette Company
As President/CEO and co-founder of the Noisette Company, LLC, John Knott leads the Noisette Project development team, which is collaborating with the City of North Charleston, South Carolina, in the sustainable restoration of 3,000 acres of the city’s historic urban core and areas of the former Charleston Naval Base. A third generation developer, Knott has 38 years of experience in urban redevelopment
John is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Creating Social and Sustainable Economic Development in West Oakland
The New Symbiosis: Business & Society

 George Kopf
George Kopf
Program Director, Green Energy Training Services, Rising Sun Energy Center
George joined RSEC in 2008. As Energy Partners Program Manager he oversaw a team of Energy Specialists who performed comprehensive energy audits and educations for income-qualified Bay Area residences. George is now Program Manager of the Green Energy Training Services Program, Rising Sun Energy Center's green workforce training program for adults with barriers to employment.
George is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling

 Ken Kortkamp
Ken Kortkamp
Associate, Sherwood Design Engineers
Ken is a civil engineer with nearly 15 years of professional experience in sustainable site design. Ken has worked to integrate the urban and rural infrastructure with the local ecology and natural water cycle for a broad range of communities.
Ken is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Piper Kujac
Piper Kujac
Co-Chair, Northern California Chapter RGB Advocacy Committee,
Piper Kujac is a LEED-accredited designer with 8 years professional experience in Architecture. She has worked on multiple sustainable building projects and knows the ins and outs of the everyday reality of green building, from choosing materials and systems to finding creative ways to keep them in the project when budgets become tight.
Piper is speaking in the following session:
Making Sustainable Residential Design Affordable: How Does Certification Affect Your Value?

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 Heather Larson
Heather Larson
Program Manager, Stopwaste
Ms. Larson’s technical expertise, experience in green architecture, and successful management of California Multi-family New Homes programs have brought her to the forefront of market transformation in efficient multifamily housing.
Heather is speaking in the following session:
Making Sustainable Residential Design Affordable: How Does Certification Affect Your Value?

 Steve Lehtonen
Steve Lehtonen
Managing Director, GreenPlumbers USA
Steve Lehtonen is the Managing Director of GreenPlumbers USA, an organization dedicated to training an army of GreenPlumbers across America to promote energy and water conservation.
Steve is speaking in the following session:
Best Practices in Residential Water Use & Reuse

 Elliott Lemenager
Elliott Lemenager
Social Media Strategist, Projectline, Online Community Manager, Microsoft
As a Social Marketing Strategist Elliott is the driving force behind social media initiatives, utilizing multiple interactive marketing channels. This includes the strategy and development of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Podcasting, Flickr, relevant industry forums and chat rooms. Internal development and implementation of social computing mediums. In addition, define the appropriate tone for individual social networking solutions; and take maximum advantage of advanced analytical tools to continually analyze the user experience and identify new opportunities.
Elliott is speaking in the following session:
Exponential Change: Examples & Strategies

 Tom Lent
Tom Lent
Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Tom is an expert in the evaluation of building materials and their impact on health and the environment. Recent projects include the Green Guidelines for Health Care (GGHC), LEED™ for Healthcare, Sustainable Bioplastic Guidelines and the Pharos Project developing tools for transparency and scoring for materials.
Tom is speaking in the following session:
Says Who? Deciphering Ratings, Certifications & Eco-labels

 Meagan Levitan
Meagan Levitan
Board Member, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Commission
Commissioner Meagan Levitan has devoted most of her professional life to public sector and non-profit work. An elected member of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee since 1998, Commissioner Levitan was appointed to the Recreation and Park Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. She currently sells residential real estate with San Francisco's Hill and Company and serves on the boards of San Francisco Beautiful, San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and the Magic Theatre.
Meagan is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Peter Leyden
Peter Leyden
Founder & CEO, Next Agenda
Peter Leyden is the founder and CEO of Next Agenda He is responsible for integrating all the pieces of this new organization, new process and new media model. His background gives him the experience needed to pull all these diverse pieces together. Leyden previously was Director of the New Politics Institute, a think tank helping people in politics understand and adapt to the huge changes in technology and new media. Leyden has been a journalist, a special correspondent for Newsweek in Asia, and is coauthor of The Long Boom and What's Next. He is a frequent commentator in the media and speaks regularly about politics, new technologies and future trends.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
America's Moment: The Next Agenda for Truly Transforming Energy

 Peter Liu
Peter Liu
Founder & Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank
Peter Liu founded the New Resource Bank after nearly two decades of experience in the banking and energy industries. He has been a private investor and strategic advisor to several clean energy technology companies and currently serves on the Clean Technology Investment Advisory Boards of the California Public Employees Retirement System and the California Teachers’ Retirement System, respectively the largest and the 3rd largest pension funds in the United States. He is the co-founder and Vice-Chair of the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
Entrepreneurs Pitch Brilliant Ideas to Investors

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 Matt Macko
Matt Macko
Principal, Environmental Building Strategies
As a LEED AP, HERS Energy Rater, Certified Green Building Professional, and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, and Co-Chair of the Bay Area LEED Users Group (BAyLUG), Matt currently works to prove the financial value of sustainable decision making. A perpetual student of Economics and Finance, Matt started Environmental Building Strategies, a LEED Consulting Group, after working as a Contractor/Project Manager in Connecticut. Matt co-wrote the new LEED 2009 exam.
Matt is speaking in the following session:
Deep Retrofits of Commercial Buildings

 Leif Magnuson
Leif Magnuson
Residential Green Building Coordinator, EPA
Leif Magnuson is an Environmental Scientist and Residential Green Building Coordinator at the U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Regional office in San Francisco, CA. He has worked for EPA for 20 years. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology from Stanford University.
Leif is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling

 Andy Mannle
Andy Mannle
Sustainable Strategy and Communications,
Andy Mannle is a writer and strategist dedicated to exploring sustainable policy, innovations, and solutions. He writes regularly for SolveClimate.org, Environmental Leader, and others. Andy serves as strategic communications consultant for organizations including New Leaf America, West Coast Green, and the ETHOS fund. He has recently completed a book on sustainable infrastructure systems with Sherwood Design Engineers to be published in 2010.
Andy is speaking in the following session:
The Big Pitcher - Integrated Water Systems

 Robert Marcial
Robert Marcial
Supervisor, Pacific Energy Center
Robert Marcial manages the PG&E Pacific Energy Center which offers workforce education and training to commercial building professionals. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.
Robert is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Michael Martin
Michael Martin
Development Project Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Mr. Martin's public finance legal experience and current project management role with the SFPUC have provided the opportunity to participate in the development of all aspects of San Francisco’s PACE retrofit financing program. Mr. Martin's work managing complex SFPUC utility transactions provides additional perspective on the program’s implementation strategy.
Michael is speaking in the following session:
Solving the Upfront Cost Barrier for Retrofits: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

 Brian Matthay
Brian Matthay
Program Director, Imagine H2O
Bio Coming Soon
Brian is speaking in the following session:

Social Entrepreneur Training: Financing Your Business - Private Funding

 David McConville
David McConville
Director of Noospheric Research, The Elumenati, Buckminster Fuller Institute
David McConville is a media artist and theorist whose work explores the interplay between immersion, reflexivity, and visualization in the processes of worldview construction. He is co-founder and Director of Noospheric Research of The Elumenati (http://www.elumenati.com), and a Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (http://www.bfi.org).
David is speaking in the following session:
Beyond Bucky: Anticipatory Perspectives & Comprehensive Solutions

 Alisdair McGregor
Alisdair McGregor
Principal, ARUP
Alisdair McGregor is a Principal and Arup Fellow based in the San Francisco office. He has led design teams for a wide variety of Arup projects including corporate offices, research laboratories, hospitals, museums, civic facilities and master plans and has particular interest in the integration of sustainable design principles into all aspects of design. Alisdair has extensive experience in the use of natural ventilation, daylighting and water conservation as well as examining the energy performance of buildings. As a leader in the field of sustainable design, he is very proactive in searching for environmentally sound solutions that help design buildings that make as small a demand as possible on the environment and its resources. He lectures frequently at conferences, events and educational forums on the subject of sustainable design.
Alisdair is speaking in the following session:
Developing to Scale : Critical Steps on the Path to Zero Carbon Communities

 Martin Melaver
Martin Melaver
CEO, Melaver, Inc.
As a third-generation member of the Melaver family, Martin serves in both a professional and cultural capacity, ensuring that the values and ethics of the Melaver family are translated into a tangible, practical, sustainable vision. He has direct responsibility for balancing the company's triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial return.
Martin is speaking in the following session:
Sustainable Principles Meet Sustainable Practices

 Marty Mellera
Marty Mellera
Electrical Engineer, SF Municipal Transportation Agency
Bio Coming Soon
Marty is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Kirstin Miller
Kirstin Miller
Executive Director, Ecocity Builders, Inc.
Kirstin Miller is an environmental activist, community organizer, and a writer and editor. She has been with Ecocity Builders since 1997 and currently serves as Executive Director. Kirstin has presented for the organization locally, nationally and internationally. Kirstin works closely with Ecocity Builders' President Richard Register in the development of the organization's "toolbox" of strategies, such as car free by contract housing, environmental restoration transfer of development rights.
Kirstin is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Creating Social and Sustainable Economic Development in West Oakland

 Peter Moonen
Peter Moonen
Co-Leader, Sustainability Coordinator, SustainableBuilding Coalition / Wood WORKS!
Peter Moonen is a UBC Graduate in Marine Biology, Zoology and Forestry. President B.C. Wood Co-op; Wood WORKS sustainability Coordinator, Sustainable Building Coalition Co-leader, Sechelt Community Forest Director; Speaker and Advocate for greater use of wood in Green Buildings.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
A Traditional Building Medium Revisited: Innovations in Wood

 Greta Mowry
Greta Mowry
President, Verge Innovation Group
Greta Mowry is an active investor member of the San Francisco Keiretsu Forum chapter and a co-Chair of the Keiretsu Forum WISE (Women Investing in and Supporting Entrepreneurs) Committee. Mowry has close to 20 years of experience working with companies to identify and develop significant new sources of revenue. In 2000, she launched the growth strategy firm, Verge Innovation Group, and has since worked with both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in the consumer products, financial services, online services, and retail sectors.
Greta is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Marketing & Branding

 Stefan Mühle
Stefan Mühle
General Manager and Regional Director, Orchard Hotels / Portfolio Hotels & Resorts
Stefan Mühle is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on ‘greening’ the hospitality industry. In 2006, Stefan and his team opened the newly built, $21 million Orchard Garden Hotel, California’s first LEED-NC® certified hotel by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Its sister property, the award-winning Orchard Hotel, earned its own LEED-EB certification in March 2009.
Stefan is speaking in the following session:
Blended Building Design: The Positive Social Impact of Sustainable Structures

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 Steve Newcomb
Steve Newcomb
CEO & Co-Founder, Virgance
Steve is an entrepreneur who has been involved in building 9 companies. In addition to being the CEO of Virgance, He is also currently the chairman of Serious Business, a Facebook application company that attracts over 250 million visitors a month, and the founder of SF Green, San Francisco’s premier event that brings together leaders in activism, business and government. He is also the well-known founder of Powerset (now MSFT) and Loudfire.
Steve is speaking in the following session:
Ecotone: Where Top Down Meets Bottom Up

 Dave Nielsen
Dave Nielsen
Facilitator, CloudCamp
Dave is the facilitator of the unconferences at West Coast Green, such as the Dashboard Technologies Summit.
Dave is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Game Changing Energy Solutions
Summit: Lasting Behavior Change Through Dashboard Technologies

 Rex Northen
Rex Northen
Executive Director, Cleantech Open
Rex is an entrepreneur with a long history of building and managing companies and successful teams. He has product development, management and technical expertise having founded and served as CEO with technology companies both in Europe and the United States. His background includes experience in the design, development and implementation of business automation systems as well as sales, marketing, online marketing, and consulting. Rex has worked with many hundreds of companies including a diverse range of startups and global corporations. In 2007-2008 volunteered for the California Cleantech Open as Chair of the Mentors and Angel Investor programs and an active member of the fundraising team.
Rex is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Management & Advisors

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 Harry O’Brien
Harry O’Brien
Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass – Lead Counsel
Mr. O'Brien practices transactional real estate, commercial development and land use law, with an emphasis on representing real estate developers in the entitlement, finance and construction of large commercial, residential and institutional development projects. He advises clients on compliance with the environmental review process required under the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as local planning and zoning regulations. Mr. O'Brien has extensive experience in dealing with regional and statewide regulatory agencies, including the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission. Mr. O'Brien is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Construction Law Forum of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, and the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association. Mr. O'Brien co-authored the article, "Repairing Damaged Historic Buildings in California: Obstacles and Incentives," published in the California Real Property Journal.
Harry is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 David Orr
David Orr
Chair of Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
David is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. He is the author of five books and is best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He has lectured at hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and elsewhere.
David is speaking in the following session:
Sustainable Principles Meet Sustainable Practices

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 Tom Paladino
Tom Paladino
President, Paladino and Company
A nationally recognized leader in sustainability, Tom Paladino is the founder and president of Paladino and Company. Drawing upon his technical expertise in both architecture and engineering, Tom has brought innovative ideas, a building science knowledge and perspective, and a proven process for design integration to the nearly 300 green and LEED projects he has consulted on
Tom is speaking in the following sessions:
Summit: Defining Business in The New Economy
Implementing the Triple Top Line: Exponential Greening for Maximum Building Performance

 Steve Pantazes
Steve Pantazes
Representative, Solar Sonoma County
Bio Coming Soon
Steve is speaking in the following session:
Solar Permitting Forum

 Esther Park
Esther Park
Director, Lending Program, RSF Social Finance
Esther joined RSF in 2005 and became the Director of the Lending Program in 2007 to oversee the growth of the organization’s lending activities. The $78MM fund provides debt financing to non-profit organizations and for-profit social enterprises in the area of food & agriculture, education & the arts, and ecological stewardship. Previously, Esther was a senior consultant for ShoreBank Advisory Services where she provided strategic and financial planning advice for Community Development Financial.
Esther is speaking in the following session:
Entrepreneurs Pitch Brilliant Ideas to Investors
New Models of Finance: More Than For Profit

 Jes Pedersen
Jes Pedersen
Senior Vice President & Project Executive, Webcor Builders
Jes is the SrVP of operations for the NoCal area responsible for over $1.5B in contracts of commercial construction.
Jes is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Michael Penwarden
Michael Penwarden
CEO, Matter Network
Bio Coming Soon
Michael is speaking in the following session:
Social Media for Real: Engaging Strategies

 Lewis Perkins
Lewis Perkins
Principal, New House LLC
A long-time advocate for “doing the right thing,” Lewis Perkins is a champion for sustainability – personally and professionally. Perkins works with companies both big and small on creating a programs and awareness for environmental and social initiatives. Over the past several years, Perkins led the "green" charge as director of sustainable strategies for "The Mohawk Group, a leading carpet manufacturer and commercial division of Mohawk Industries.
Lewis is speaking in the following session:
The Art of Selling Green to Commercial Buyers

 Janet Peterson
Janet Peterson
Co-Founder, Our Home Spaces
Janet has more than 30 years of computer communications and security experience in early and mid-stage high-tech software and service companies. She specializes in corporate and business development with an emphasis on core strategy conception, technology assessment, new market development and OEM/channel alliances. Prior to OHS, Janet was co-founder and President of Spyrus, a recognized leader in Internet based PKI security and award winner of the Deloitt and Touche Fast 50 growing businesses. Before founding Spyrus, Janet was VP of Engineering at Ultron working in the field of applying cryptographic techniques to wireless Ethernet networks. Prior to Ultron, Janet was part of the GRiD team in Mountain view, introducing the first laptop computer and mobile operating system. During her work with SAIC, she developed software for one of the first Ethernet Chip produced by Intel. Janet has been actively involved in Internet and IEEE standards and was a Part of the 802 committee before it had a dot after the name. She holds a B.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Janet is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Lasting Behavior Change Through Dashboard Technologies

 Peter Pfeiffer
Peter Pfeiffer
Principal, Barley & Pfeiffer Architects
Peter Pfeiffer is an Architect & Building Scientist who was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his achievements in mainstreaming green building. He is a principal of Barley & Pfeiffer Architects. Residential Architect cited him as one of the 10 most influential architects of past decade.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
Green by Design: Looking at the House as a System

 Warner Philips
Warner Philips
Managing Partner, Tendris
Warner is the founder of the Netherlands and US based Tendris Holding, an innovator, incubator and operator of cleantech companies worldwide, including Lemnis Lighing (Pharox LED lightbulb, outdoor and greenhouse), RePay International (ClimaCount Visa 'greencard'), Greenbookings (carbon neutral online travel services)and Siderian Ventures & Advisory (early stage investments and consulting).
Warner is speaking in the following session:
Brightest Bulb in the Box: Lighting Ideas

 David Phillips
David Phillips
CEO, NaturalPath Media
David is a pioneering Internet executive and entrepreneur who has served in leadership positions for the last fifteen years with AOL Inc., AOL Europe, Crunch Music, Napster, and IGN/Fox. NaturalPath Media, founded in 2006, was borne out of Phillips’ passion for sustainability and holistic health. NaturalPath Media is the largest online advertising and media network for sustainable and conscious living according to comScore, with over 13 million monthly unique visitors across 200 premium sites.
David is speaking in the following session:
Social Media for Real: Engaging Strategies

 Fred Pollack
Fred Pollack
Principal, Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP
As a partner and founder of Van Meter Williams Pollack, Fred has worked at the forefront of mixed-use pedestrian and transit-oriented planning and urban design. His focus as a leader in green and sustainable architecture has been designing urban infill on a scale that ranges from individual buildings to blocks, and includes mixed-use communities, adaptive re-use of buildings, and multifamily affordable housing. A LEED-Accredited Professional, Fred has worked closely with municipal and nonprofit organizations to implement sustainable building practices. He is a technical advisor for Global Green USA, and serves on several technical advisory committees for developing green and sustainable architecture, including the Multi Family Green Building Guidelines Committee for the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the steering committees for the Green Affordable Housing Coalition and the Zero Net Energy Housing Project in California.
Fred is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Naomi Porat
Naomi Porat
CEO, ZETA Communities
Naomi Porat is CEO of ZETA Communities, an off-site construction company for net zero energy multifamily housing and non-residential structures. Under Naomi’s leadership and 20 years expertise in sustainable development, ZETA is currently producing for transit oriented and urban revitalization developments, National Park Service educational/lodging campuses and university student/faculty housing.
Naomi is speaking in the following session:
Affordable, Zero Energy Buildings Will Lead to Economic Rebound and Climate Recovery

 Joe Preis
Joe Preis
Founder, GreenBuildingPower.com & Keiretsu Forum
Joe Preis is a Bay Area serial entrepreneur and investor where real estate meets technology. GreenBuildingPower.com is a free marketplace catalyzing profitable projects between property owners/tenants and innovative green building service and product companies. Via Keiretsu Forum, Joe actively invests in and advises start-ups.
Joe is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Sales & Distribution

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 Charles Redell
Charles Redell
Associate Editor, Sustainable Industries
Since February 2008, Charles has served as the Puget Sound Correspondent for Sustainable Industries. Charles currently covers the green building and food and farms beats for Sustainable Industries. Charles fell into the sustainable business world after covering electric transmission and alternative energy efforts in the western United States and Canada for the trade journals Clearing Up, California Energy Markets and Energy Prospects West. While his expertise is clean energy, Charles is interested in all things sustainable.
Charles is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Kevin Surace

 Bill Reed
Bill Reed
President, Integrative Design Collaborative
An internationally recognized figure in sustainability and an architect, Bill’s work centers on creating the framework for and managing the integrative, whole-systems design process; emphasizing building evolutionary capability in design, construction, and engagement with our environment. He currently serves on the boards of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and CitiLog.
Bill is speaking in the following session:
Integrative Design Mashup: Building & Living Systems
Saturday Keynote
Summit: Defining Business in The New Economy

 John Renowden
John Renowden
Product Manager, MonierLifetile
Bio Coming Soon
John is speaking in the following session:
Green From the Beginning: Roofing Solutions With Concrete Tile

 Frankie Ridolfi
Frankie Ridolfi
Director of Marketing, Climate Earth
Frankie has 15 years of product management and marketing experience. He was a founding employee of Integrity Interactive, an ethics and compliance firm. Earlier, he handled PR for science organizations like NASA and the National Observatories. Frankie has a BA in geology from Carleton College and is a MBA candidate at the Presidio Graduate School.
Frankie is speaking in the following session:
Carbon Accounting for the Building Industry

 Kirsten Ritchie
Kirsten Ritchie
Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler Architecture Design and Planning Worldwide
Kirsten Ritchie, PE, LEED® AP, is Director of Sustainable Design, Asia/Pacific Region, for Gensler, a global architecture and design firm. She has more than 25 years' experience in various aspects of high performance building design, green product certification, environmental cleanup, business intelligence technology and sustainable infrastructure.
Kirsten is speaking in the following session:
The Art of Selling Green to Commercial Buyers

 John Marshall Roberts
John Marshall Roberts
Co-Founder, Conceptual Age Media
John Marshall Roberts is a communication expert and social scientist with more than a decade of experience helping clients who care about the world design breakthrough communications. "Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries," John’s bestselling book, is available from Amazon.
John Marshall is speaking in the following session:
Pragmatic Idealism: The Principles & Problems of Visionary Leadership

 Peter Rumsey P.E
Peter Rumsey P.E
Founder & President, Rumsey Engineers
Owner and Managing Principal of Rumsey Engineers in Oakland, California, Peter has worked in engineering and energy consulting since the mid 1980s, and is widely recognized as global player in energy efficiency and a leader in sustainable building design. Rumsey Engineers was the first firm in the U.S. to be awarded four LEED Platinum ratings for its projects.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
Affordable, Zero Energy Buildings Will Lead to Economic Rebound and Climate Recovery

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 Bry Sarté
Bry Sarté
Principal & CEO, Sherwood Design Engineers
His firm has built an international reputation by providing engineering services and design solutions, which reflect their deep commitment to executing well-planned, sustainable alternatives for our world-wide communities. One aspect of their sustainable business model is their choice to purchase renewable energy credits to offset their usage of fossil fuels.
Bry is speaking in the following session:
The Big Pitcher - Integrated Water Systems
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Jonathan Scharfman
Jonathan Scharfman
Land Development Director, Universal Paragon Corporation
Jonathan Scharfman, a LEED Accredited Professional, has 16 years of experience in planning, design, financing, marketing and construction of commercial, mixed use, institutional and residential projects. These projects include the 650 acre Brisbane Baylands, located on former railyards and landfill midway between San Francisco’s airport and downtown. Jonathan is leading the effort for the Baylands to be energy neutral, with a goal of 100% of project energy demand produced from either on-site wind and solar sources or off-site direct purchase of renewable power. Jonathan is a member of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, Business Council for Climate Change and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Jonathan is speaking in the following session:
Developing to Scale : Critical Steps on the Path to Zero Carbon Communities

 Greg Sellers
Greg Sellers
President, Burnham Energy
Greg is a Charter Member of SolarTech, and chairs the SolarTech Building Permits and Inspection Subcommittee, where he has worked closely with regional, state and national agencies in the development of innovative solar energy policies. He was a panelist at the 2008 Solar Power International Conference. Greg has over 20 years of experience in government relations, public policy and political consulting. His unique understanding of municipal policy is enhanced by his service as a City Council member in Morgan Hill, California. He was elected to the City Council in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. He has served as a panelist and speaker for the League of California Cities and Action for Better Cities, and is active in several local and regional municipal organizations.
Greg is speaking in the following session:
Solar Permitting Forum

 Scott Shell
Scott Shell
Senior Associate and Sustainability Expert, EHDD Architects
Scott Shell is a principal at EHDD and the firm's expert on sustainable design. He emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to creating new models of sustainable design, focusing on low-energy and carbon neutral buildings. Currently, Scott is working on the Lifecycle Building Challenge, using recovered building materials and Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to reduce building material impacts over the life of a building.
Scott is speaking in the following session:
EPA Presents: Lifecycle Building Challenges & Solutions

 Cameron Sinclair
Cameron Sinclair
Author, Design Like You Give a Damn, Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and executive director of Architecture for Humanity, a six year old 501(c)3 charitable organization which promotes architecture and design solutions to humanitarian crises and provides design services to communities in need. Currently he is working in six countries on projects ranging from school building, tsunami and hurricane reconstruction to developing mobile medical facilities to combat HIV/AIDS.
Cameron is speaking in the following session:
Saturday Keynote
A Conversation With Cameron Sinclair

 Sandy Skees
Sandy Skees
Founder & CEO, Communications4Good
Sandy provides businesses, early stage companies and organizations with sustainability analysis, communications counseling and program implementation. Her trademarked methodology assesses organizational assets, legacy, vision, human capital, business goals and market conditions to unlock the goodness inside of business through the power of language, stories, and communication. With more than 20 years experience at global and boutique agencies, as well as corporate marketing experience.
Sandy is speaking in the following session:
Marketing Green: Leveraging Value Through Winning Marketing Practices

 Ori Skloot
Ori Skloot
Advanced Home Energy
Bio Coming Soon
Ori is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Green Building 3.0 - Creating Demand For Retrofitting and Remodeling

 Gordon Starr
Gordon Starr
CEO, Starr Consulting Group
Gordon Starr is a master coach to visionary leaders, many of whom are committed to ending global warming. For over 20 years, Gordon has worked with major corporations and nonprofits around the world on leadership development, strategy formulation and performance breakthroughs. He earned his MBA from Stanford University in 1968.
Gordon is speaking in the following session:
Summit: Defining Business in The New Economy
Moving Business Forward

 James Stickley
James Stickley
Principal, Wallace Roberts and Todd
Jim Stickley is a landscape architect and urban designer with over twenty five years experience in urban design, community design and planning, and landscape architecture. His experience on a number of complex projects both domestically and internationally has spanned the full spectrum from large scale planning assignments to detailed design and implementation projects. Jim has extensive experience in developing plans to enhance urban districts and public open space including complex projects.
James is speaking in the following session:
Greening Fort Mason Design Slam

 Brod Street
Brod Street
Senior Policy Officer, Department of Sustainability and Environment
Brod has 20 years experience with State Government in environmental impact assessment. In the last 5 years, he has worked on water and energy policy for the Victorian Government. His devotion to water and energy conservation has attracted considerable public interest through his sustainable home alteration located in inner Melbourne.
Brod is speaking in the following session:
Best Practices in Residential Water Use & Reuse

 Kevin Surace
Kevin Surace
CEO, Serious Materials
Kevin Surace is President & CEO of Serious Materials. Mr. Surace brings 25 years of engineering, manufacturing, and executive experience to the company, joining as CEO in 2002. He is considered a technology leader in developing low-carbon-footprint materials.
Kevin is speaking in the following session:
A Conversation With Kevin Surace

 Paul Switenki
Paul Switenki
Mechanical Engineer, ARUP
Paul is a Mechanical Engineer focused on green building. He has worked with ARUP for nearly 8 years. Paul specializes in low-energy HVAC system design and multi-discipline coordination for Healthcare and Arts & Culture projects. He also has experience with all types of commercial, educational and institutional facilities. Switenki has a MS in Civil Engineering-Building Energy Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Paul is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Jessica Switzer
Jessica Switzer
Partner, Blue Practice
Jessica is co-founder of Blue Practice, a marketing and PR firm specializing in “Communications for a Sustainable World.” Her company represents VC-funded clean tech start-ups, green living brands, and renewable energy companies. Before founding Blue Practice in January 2007, she was Vice President of Marketing for Tesla Motors, the notable electric sports car manufacturer.
Jessica is speaking in the following session:
Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?

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 Nabih Tahan
Nabih Tahan
Principal, BauTechnologies
Nabih Tahan, aia, has been involved in energy efficient design and construction in California and Europe. He has completed a major retrofit in Berkeley with the goal of meeting the PassivHaus standard. Nabih has established BauTechnologies to consult with Architects, engineers, builders and homeowners to adapt European energy design concepts and prefab construction techniques to our buildings.
Nabih is speaking in the following session:
The Passive House Standard for Deep Energy Retrofits - Zero Net Energy Buildings

 Andrew Tang
Andrew Tang
Senior Director, Smart Energy Web, PG&E
Andrew Tang joined PG&E Corporation in 2007 in the Corporate Strategy and Development Group focusing on Special Projects. He was responsible for strategy formulation and analysis and support in the implementation of PG&E’s strategic initiatives. Mr. Tang recently joined Pacific Gas and Electric Customer Products & Services team as Senior Director, Smart Energy Web. In his new role, Andrew has responsibility for Clean Air Transportation (including Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles) and the Energy Information Network underpinning the Smart Energy Web. In addition, he is also responsible for PG&E’s Demand Response Programs.
Andrew is speaking in the following session:
The Smart Grid Meets Smart Buildings

 Lynne Twist
Lynne Twist
Author, The Soul of Money and Co-Founder, The Pachamama Alliance
Lynne Twist — a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author — has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. As she traveled the world learning how to work in a multitude of different cultures, Lynne developed profound wisdom about our relationship to money and the way it governs, dominates, and stresses our lives. The compelling stories and insights gained from her experiences inspire Lynne’s keynotes and workshops, and are the foundation for her best selling, award winning book The Soul of Money. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture.
Lynne is speaking in the following session:
Moving Business Forward

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 Sim Van der Ryn
Sim Van der Ryn
Chief Wizard, Ecodesign Collaborative
Recognized as one of the earliest green pioneers, Van der ryn has had multi-facted careers as a Professor of Architecture at Berkeley, Founder of the Ecoogical Design Institute, Author of seven books,pioneering California State Architect, and ardent watercolorist, and frequent speaker.
Sim is speaking in the following session:
Pragmatic Idealism: The Principles & Problems of Visionary Leadership

 Saskia van Gendt
Saskia van Gendt
Lifecycle Building Challenge and Energy Coordinator, EPA - Region 9
Saskia van Gendt works on green building and resource conservation for EPA’s Region 9 office in San Francisco. At EPA, Saskia helped formulate a Climate and Energy Strategy and co-leads the Lifecycle Building Challenge, a design competition focused on deconstruction and building material reuse.
Saskia is speaking in the following session:
EPA Presents: Lifecycle Building Challenges & Solutions

 Pam Van Orden
Pam Van Orden
President, Enlightened Brand
Pam Van Orden of Enlightened Brand is a veteran brand strategist and storyteller with an international reputation for her knowledge of sustainable brands. She serves as a strategic advisor on leading-edge projects, most recently NASA Sustainability Base. Pam was founding co-chair of the very successful Sustainable Brands conferences.
Pam is speaking in the following session:
Telling Your Sustainable Brand Story

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 Gene Wang
Gene Wang
CEO, People Power Co.
Gene Wang is CEO of People Power, a green tech startup helping consumers save money on their electric bills while they help save the planet from carbon pollution. Gene was previously CEO of Bitfone, a mobile phone software company which he sold to HP in 2007, and became VP Marketing of HP’s Handheld business unit. Gene was CEO of Photo Access, where he sold its hardware business unit to Agilent Technologies, and was CEO of Computer Motion, which he led through a successful IPO.
Gene is speaking in the following session:
The Energy Dashboard Dashboard

 Jeff Weinberger
Jeff Weinberger
Chair, Cisco WebEx Green Initiative, Cisco WebEx
Jeff Weinberger's career began before the Internet was invented and long before the truth became inconvenient. He has disrupted markets and transformed customer relationships for SAP, Sun Microsystems, Ernst & Young and others, and is a thought-leader in Web/Enterprise 2.0 and sustainable innovation. He leads the sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives for Cisco WebEx.
Jeff is speaking in the following session:
Connected Sustainability, Innovation and the New Economy

 Adam Werbach
Adam Werbach
Global CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S
Adam Werbach is the author of the newly-released book Strategy for Sustainability, published by Harvard Business Press. Werbach is Global CEO of sustainability agency Saatchi and Saatchi S, former Sierra Club President, and the author of many influential writings on sustainability including the 1997 book Act Now, Apologize Later.
Adam is speaking in the following session:
Ecotone: Where Top Down Meets Bottom Up

 Colin Wiel
Colin Wiel
President, Keiretsu Forum - San Francisco & North Bay
Colin Wiel is a Managing Director of Keiretsu Capital LLC, and the Co-President of Keiretsu Forum's San Francisco and North Bay Chapters. Colin invests very actively in real estate, owning and managing a variety of commercial and residential properties both domestically and internationally. Colin is an active angel investor, having made angel investments in more than a dozen companies in the past six years. Colin often remains actively involved in the companies in which he invests, and he currently serves on the boards of five companies.
Colin is speaking in the following session:
Social Entrepreneur Training: Fundraising Preparedness or What is Investable?

 Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson
Founder & President, Building Green, Inc.
Alex is founder and president of BuildingGreen, Inc. in Vermont, and executive editor of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec® Directory. Alex’s has been writing about energy-efficient and environmentally responsible design and construction for over 25 years. His new book, Your Green Home, has just been published by New Society Publishers.
Alex is speaking in the following session:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Look at Green & Not-So-Green Building Products
A Conversation With Alex Wilson

 Andrew Winston
Andrew Winston
Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies and Author, Green Recovery and Green to Gold
Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert, advisor, and speaker on the business benefits of going green. He is the author of Green Recovery, a guide to using environmental thinking to survive and thrive during an economic downturn, and the co-author of the bestseller Green to Gold.
Andrew is speaking in the following session:
Friday Keynote

 Peter Yost
Peter Yost
Director of Residential Services, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
Peter has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high performance homes for twenty years. His expertise stretches from construction waste management to building durability. Peter has made significant contributions to many leading organizations and initiatives— some include NAHB Researcher Center, Building Science Corporation, EEBA, and USGBC's LEED for Homes.
Peter is speaking in the following session:
House Talk with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

 Don Young
Don Young
President, D.R. Young Associates – Development Manager
Donald Young, founder and principal of D. R. Young Associates, brings to the firm over 25 years of experience in the technical, administrative and managerial aspects of the corporate, private and public real estate development process. His expertise includes project organization and control, direction of the entitlement and approval process as well as design and construction management.
Don is speaking in the following session:
The California Academy of Sciences Design-Build Team Panel

 Larry Zarker
Larry Zarker
CEO, Building Performance Institute
Larry Zarker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Performance Institute, the professional credentialing organization for both the weatherization and home performance contracting industries. He directly oversees BPI’s national expansion of affiliate organizations who deliver training and credentialing services in key markets throughout the country. He is responsible for the development of BPI’s national standards relating to weatherization and home performance work.
Larry is speaking in the following session:
Home Energy Auditing & Retrofitting-– The Standards

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