I’m a Green Building Professional

Dec 22, 2022 | Homepage Featured, Member Network, Resources

In an effort to shed some light on what being a green building professional means and encourage new entrants into the industry, the Engagement & Outreach Committee at Missouri Gateway Green Building Council launched “I am a Green Building Professional” campaign to share our members’ unique stories and what being a green building professional means to them. As part of the campaign, we’ve asked members to share what they do, how it relates to green buildings, and how they got into the field.

We’ve compiled all the testimonials collected so far on our Get Involved page (scroll to the bottom). We thought we could highlight a few each week in the coming months – starting with members of our Engagement & Outreach Committee!

I am the owner of RBLD. We are architectural lighting designers. Our designs reduce a building’s energy use because we put the right amount of light in the right places and we design control systems to turn lights off when not needed. We also design for environmental factors like minimizing light trespass and light pollution. What I do has a huge impact on the way people experience space . . . and I’m a green building professional.

Lisa Reed
Principal, Reed Burkett Lighting Design
Current Engagement & Outreach Committee Chair

I try to incorporate green building principals such as building orientation, adaptive reuse, and native plantings into every planning and design project, even if sustainability is not a stated priority of the client. . . and I’m a green building professional.

Julie Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Planning, Cordogan Clark
New Board Member in 2023

I help clients align their programmatic needs with the engineered systems required to make their building work, balancing first cost, life cycle cost, maintainability, redundancy, resilience, sustainability, and expandability . . . and I’m a green building professional.

Craig Webster, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers
New Board Member in 2023

Read Engagement & Outreach Committee Member, Nicky Althoff’s article about the “I am a Green Building Professional” campaign in The Healthy Planet.

Check out our member’s testimonies at the bottom of the Get Involved page.

Want to share your Green Building Professional testimony? Reach out to us at info@mogreenbuildings.org – we want to hear from you!

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