ALAN THEIN DURNING
Executive Director and Founder, Sightline Institute
Alan Thein Durning is founder
and executive director of Sightline Institute (formerly
Northwest Environment Watch), a research and communication
center that fosters a healthy, lasting prosperity
grounded in place. An Oberlin College graduate,
Durning spent eight years as a senior researcher
at Worldwatch Institute prior to founding Sightline.
He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including
the award-winning volumes How Much is Enough? and
This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence.
Durning coauthored the 2006 edition of the Cascadia
Scorecard: Seven Key Trends Shaping the Northwest,
with a special report on the connections between
sprawl and urban design. The Cascadia Scorecard
is a gauge of progress that monitors seven trends—health,
economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife,
and pollution—that are shaping the region's
future more profoundly than the fleeting events
that so often make headline news. He lectures
widely and lives with his wife and children in
STEVEN PAUL BADANES
Professor, Department of Architecture
College of Architecture & Urban Planning
University of Washington
Steve Badanes attended Wesleyan University for
undergraduate studies and Princeton University
where he received a Master's degree in architecture.
He has received several grants and fellowships,
and has conducted design/build workshops at over
100 universities in the U.S, Canada, Mexico and
Europe. He received an AIA Education Honor Award
in 1997, a ACSA Distinguished Professor Award
in 2002, and a Passive Solar Pioneer Award from
the American Solar Energy Association in 2005.
As a practicing architect, his commissions have
included private homes, schools, public structures,
and the winning entry, "The Fremont Troll"
in the Hall of Giants 1990 Competition in Seattle,
Washington. Badanes is a founder of Jersey Devil,
an architectural firm perpetuating the tradition
of medieval craftsman. The firm is comprised of
skilled craftsman, architects, inventors, and
artists "committed to the interdependence
of building and design." Jersey Devil architects/builders
live on-site during construction of their designs,
which are known for energy efficiency and innovative
use of materials. Their work has been the subject
of two books: The Jersey Devil Design/Build Book
(1985) and Devils Workshop: 25 years of Jersey
Devil Architecture (1997).
President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions,
Hunter Lovins is a world-renowned speaker on the environment and how to protect it profitably. Named Time Magazine's 2000 Hero of the Planet, she has a long background in environmental education. Active in environmental education since 1973, she has lectured at universities, elementary and high schools, and to corporations around the world. She is a founding professor of Sustainable Management at Presidio School of Management, the first accredited MBA in which sustainability is woven throughout every part of the curriculum.
SAHAR ABBASZADEH, LEED-AP
Project Manager, CTG Energetics
Sahar is project manager at CTG Energetics, working as a sustainability consultant on green building projects. She earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Tehran and a Master of Science in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. She has worked as a graduate student researcher at the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at Berkeley, where she worked on developing and implementing the CBE occupant survey in a large number of office buildings and on quantitative analysis of the survey results.
MICHAEL D. BASCH
CEO, Nature’s Lighting
Michael Basch was a founding officer of FedEx,
where he spent 10 years as a Senior Vice President
starting seven months prior to beginning operations.
He was part of an explosively creative management
team that took the company from $0 to $1 billion
in revenues – the first company in US history
to accomplish this growth in ten years. The company
was selected by Fortune Magazine as one of the
ten best managed companies of the decade of the
1970s. Basch led the teams that set-up their service
operations, invented the bar code tracing system,
built the Memphis SuperHub and founded the FedEx
Prior to FedEx, Basch spent 8 years at UPS in
various capacities. He has been involved in numerous
start-ups since leaving FedEx in 1982 and has
consulted with Harley-Davidson, Lincoln National
Insurance and many other companies.
Mike’s book CustomerCulture, How FedEx
And Other Great Companies Put The Customer First
Every Day was published in 2002. The book provides
practical ways to move a company from internal
focus to customer focus.
While at FedEx in Memphis, TN, Mike led a community
job creation effort to achieve grass-roots support
for promoting Memphis as “America’s
Distribution Center.” This effort led to
tens of thousands of jobs and was written up in
Fortune Magazine and the National Business Journal
as an example of what communities can achieve
when people work together. This project showed
the power of common people working together to
accomplish uncommon goals with no motivation other
than their passion to make a difference.
Mike’s current business adventure is Nature’s
Lighting where he is a founder and the CEO of
the company – the leader in bringing free,
healthy and environmentally friendly sunlight
into commercial buildings. He comments: “The
Daylighting Revolution is here. It no longer makes
any sense to build a single story commercial building
President, ReWater Systems, Inc.
Steve Bilson established ReWater Systems, Inc.
in 1990. ReWater manufactures, sells and installs
legal greywater irrigation systems. Mr. Bilson
holds US Patent #5,217,323 on ReWater’s
systems, and is Responsible Managing Employee
for ReWater’s state landscape contractor’s
license #798547. In 1992,
Mr. Bilson sponsored California Assembly Bill
3518 legalizing single family dwelling greywater
systems, and in 1995, he sponsored Assembly Bill
313 for commercial/industrial systems. He worked
closely with the California department of Health
Services and the Department of Water Resources
and numerous state and local agencies in writing
the state greywater irrigation code, now found
as Appendix G of the California Plumbing Code.
ReWater’s greywater irrigation systems have
been sold extensively in California and throughout
the United States, and have been determined to
be cost effective enough to pay for themselves
through, and thus qualify for, US EPA State Revolving
Funds. ReWater’s systems can earn two LEED
Advanced Home Program Manager, SDG&E
Architect, 7 Group
John Boecker is an architect with 7 Group. 7
Group is a green high performance building consultant
group. As the VP of green high performance design
for L. Robert Kimball Associates, John was instrumental
in designing Pennsylvania’s firs gold LEED
BETH BRUMMITT, CEM, CEA, LEED-AP
Principal, Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
Beth Brummitt is the principal of Brummitt Energy
Associates, Inc, a consulting firm located in
San Diego, California, specializing in energy
modeling for high performance buildings. A Certified
Energy Analyst, a Certified Energy Manager, a
USGBC-LEED Accredited Professional since 2002,
and with twenty years of experience in energy
efficiency and building modeling, Brummitt has
been speaking, training, and writing articles
for a variety of groups on energy efficiency,
the Title 24 energy code, and green buildings
for many years. She has assisted more than three
dozen teams in their pursuit and achievement of
LEED buildings, from Certified through Platinum.
Brummitt has served as Chair of several organizations,
including the California Association of Building
Energy Consultants (CABEC), the San Diego Chapter
of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE),
was the founding Chair of the San Diego Chapter
of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and
is a graduate of LEAD San Diego.
Owner, Tree of Life Nursery
Mike Evans was born and raised in southern California
and demonstrated an early love for the outdoors.
He worked with several nurseries both retail and
wholesale, before establishing Tree of Life Nursery
in 1976. The nursery specializes in native California
plants. Tree of Life Nursery promotes a style
of authentic horticulture, specifically the concept
of appropriate landscaping with native California
Mike is affiliated with numerous conservation,
horticultural and botanical organizations. He
is past president (2005) of the International
Plant Propagators Society, and past president
(2001) of the California Society for Ecological
Restoration. With his experience in native plant
production, design, landscaping, and ecological
restoration, Mike Evans is an advocate for a California
that deserves to look like the true “California.”
TREE OF LIFE NURSERY: Tree of Life Nursery was
established in 1976 and is now the largest native
plant supplier in California. The 40-acre nursery
produces a high quality line of California natives
on the historic Rancho Mission Viejo in San Juan
Capistrano. More than 500 species and varieties
of native plants are grown in various container
sizes. Tree of Life provides plants for landscaping
and ecological restoration at the wholesale level.
In addition, natives are made available to the
general public through Casa ‘La Paz’
where plants and books are on display for retail
sales. The nursery website, www.CaliforniaNativePlants.com
provides information on the use of native plants
in the garden. The Tree of Life Nursery catalog,
entitled “Plants of El Camino Real,”
is used as a planning tool for horticultural professionals
and garden enthusiasts working with native plants.
Western Regional Sales Manager, Homasote Company
Terry Foster, the facilitator for the DVD presentation, is the Western Regional Sales Manager for the Homasote Company. Homasote is the oldest manufacturer of recycled building materials in the United States.
KATHLEEN A. GARCIA, FASLA
Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC
Planning Commissioner, City of San Diego
Kathleen Garcia, a registered Landscape Architect
and Fellow in the American Society of Landscape
Architects, practices ecologically sensitive planning,
landscape architecture, and urban design throughout
the country. She is a Principal in the nationally
recognized firm of Wallace Roberts & Todd
LLC, where she is the director of the San Diego
Ms. Garcia holds a mayoral appointment in San
Diego as a Planning Commissioner, the first landscape
architect to have served in that capacity. Ms.
Garcia was the former chair of the Citizens Committee
on Urban Form & Environment for the Strategic
Plan 2020 (City of Villages) and has continued
with its direction as a Planning Commissioner.
In addition to her citywide appointment, Ms. Garcia
also serves on the Board of Directors for the
Southeastern Economic Development Corporation
A native Californian, Ms. Garcia is a graduate
of UC Berkeley and Harvard University’s
Graduate School of Design.
Senior Regional Planner, SANDAG
Carolina Gregor is an urban planner at SANDAG.
She earned her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from
UCLA and her Masters Degree in City Planning from
San Diego State University (SDSU). She has worked
at SANDAG for almost 12 years. One of her top
projects has included managing the preparation
of the Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP), a regional
planning blueprint for the San Diego region for
the next three decades. The SANDAG Board of Directors
unanimously adopted the RCP in 2004.
Carolina currently serves as the project manager
of RCP Implementation, and most recently coordinated
the production of the “Smart Growth Concept
Map,” a map that shows 200 areas in the
San Diego region that currently contain or have
the potential for smart growth development. Carolina
also staffs two working groups at SANDAG, one
consisting of the local planning directors in
the region, and the other of stakeholders from
throughout San Diego appointed by the SANDAG Board.
In addition, Carolina is working on the development
of subregional plans and programs, web-based urban
planning tools, and other related smart growth
President, Horst, Inc.
Scot Horst, president of Horst, Inc., serves
as president of 7 Group and is a materials specialist.
He also runs the U. S. Office of Athena Sustainable
Materials Institute. This organization is leading
the effort to develop Life Cycle Assessment measures
for materials and buildings.
Vice President, Rubbersidewalks, Inc.
Mr. Joyce has over 20 years experience in sales,
marketing and public relations with Rollerblade,
ESPN, Disney Sports Attractions and the US Olympic
Committee. His background has encompassed corporate
communications, brand management, and collateral
development within startups and high-growth environments.
He became a principal in Rubbersidewalks in 2003
and is responsible for expanded the product line
and expanded the attention of the product nationally.
Currently the product is installed in over 60
cities in 10 states within North America. Mr.
Joyce has spoken at booth regional and national
conference for American Public Works Association
and Canadian Public Works Association and the
New York Conference of Mayors.
Landscape Architect, EDAW, Inc.
Greg Kaiser has 17 years of experience as a licensed landscape architect for a range of project types including residential, commercial, golf course, resort, and university master plans throughout the U.S. and in Asia. Mr. Kaiser has developed an expertise in resourcefully efficient landscape design of large-scale master planned communities and native habitat restoration projects. He has provided native landscape creation, landscape restoration, and construction management services with such projects as Santaluz, a nationally recognized environmentally sensitive development in San Diego.
Stephen L. Kapp, CEM, CDSM, LEED-AP
Technology Resources Manager, San Diego Regional
Stephen Kapp is the Technology Resources Manager
at SDREO and serves as the organization-wide technical
expert and liaison in matters relating to energy
management, conservation, energy efficiency design
and green building design. He provides technical
support and design assistance in the development
and implementation of regional energy programs,
including energy efficiency projects and self-generation
projects. He previously ran SDREO's San Diego Energy
Resource Center Program and Green Building Program.
With over 19 years experience in the energy and
technologies industry, Steve has performed over
100 energy audits and over 200 energy design reviews,
building energy simulations, analyses and feasibility
studies. He also invented and brought to market
a building products database program entitled FenSpec(tm).
A regular contributor to SDREO's Energy Connection
e-newsletter, he was editor and publisher of a national
award-winning energy newsletter, managing editor
of a statewide energy association newsletter and
was published in "Architectural Specifier"
magazine. He has also been a technical reviewer
of California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards
and Nonresidential Manuals. Steve has conducted
dozens of seminars and workshops on energy topics,
building systems, sustainable development and software
applications. He also serves on various committees
as well as the USGBC-San Diego Chapter board.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental
Studies at San Jose State University where he
Principal, EDAW, Inc. – Irvine CA office
Steve Kellenberg has 25 years of experience in
planning large scale Master Planned Communities,
town centers and urban infill. His education and
experience have provided a strong integration
of land use planning, urban design, economics,
market analysis and public participation. Steve’s
focus has been on elevating the level of urban
design and “community character” in
large. High-velocity, primary market-based communities.
Over the last decade he has expanded his practice
into urban reuse and conservation development
Steve is also the leader of EDAW’s Green
Communities Initiative and has been involved in
new community and redevelopment projects in Southern
California, Nevada and Utah that are implementing
green building practices at various levels.
Mr. Kellenberg graduated with distinction from
Harvard University with a Masters in Urban Design,
is an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC’s
Lusk Center for Real Estate Masters in Real Estate
Program and is in the Leadership Group of the
Urban Land Institute. He also co-authored the
ULI book Great Planned Communities.
Director of Community Development, Rancho Mission
Director-Community Development, Rancho Mission
Viejo (RMV) since 1999. RMV, partnering with DM8
from Scottsdale, AZ, formed DM8 Ladera as the
master developer of Ladera Ranch. Ladera Ranch
is located in South Orange County, California
and was developed out of a part of Rancho Mission
Viejo. Now nearly built out, Ladera consists of
8,100 homes and includes retail centers, office/medical
space, a fire station and 4 schools.
Beyond Ladera, RMV has obtained the initial entitlement
approval from the County of Orange for the “Ranch
Plan” which provides for the development
of 14,000 homes and 5,000,000 square feet of commercial
space on approximately 6,000 of the remaining
23,000 acres of the Ranch. The remainder of the
Ranch would remain as open space. The Ranch Plan
development will occur in five primary planning
areas and will be phased over the next 20 to 25
years. Grading efforts for the first planning
area will began in early 2007.
The Ranch Plan will build on, and continue key
sustainable elements which were initiated in Ladera
Ranch. These include sustainable building components
and design, photovoltaic elements, water conservation
efforts, storm water quality management, construction
waste recycling and we will attempt to maximize
the use of NEV/LSV’s within the community.
My primary responsibility is the management of
the merchant builders within Ladera and the Ranch
Plan. This includes the design development of
builder product to comply with master developer
guidelines. Responsibilities also include the
design and construction of primary common area
amenities such as village clubs, parks and pools.
I provide oversight for the design and construction
of other vertical elements such as office, retail
and apartment components.
Prior to joining RMV, I worked at Pacific Bay
Homes as a project manager on a number of projects
which included One Ford Road in Newport Beach.
Prior to Pacific Bay Homes I worked as a real
estate lender for various Banks and a Life Company
(First Interstate, Wells Fargo, and Travelers)
I came to California in 1985 from my home State
of Texas where I obtained a BBA in Real Estate
& Urban Land Development from the University
of Texas, Austin in 1980.
PAUL F. LINDEN
Blasker Professor of Environmental Science and
Chair of the Department of Mechanical and
Engineering at UC San Diego
Professor Paul Linden is the Blasker Professor
of Environmental Science and Engineering and Chair
of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering at UC San Diego. He received his PhD
in Applied Mathematics from the University of
Cambridge and was on the faculty there until he
joined UCSD in 1998.He is a fluid dynamicist who
works on environmental flows, most recently applied
to the design of low-energy ventilation systems
University of Adelaide Mathematics B.Sc.(Honours)
(1st class) 1967
Flinders University of South Australia Mathematics
University of Cambridge Applied Mathematics
DAMTP, University of Cambridge Postdoc. 1972-1976
Assistant Director of Research DAMTP, University
of Cambridge 1976-1991
Director, Fluid Dynamics Laboratory DAMTP, University
of Cambridge 1976-1998
Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics
Downing College, Cambridge 1977-1998
Director Cam. Env. Res. Consult. Ltd. 1990 -
Reader in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics DAMTP,
University of Cambridge 1991-1998
Blasker Professor of Environmental Sci. and
Eng. MAE, UC San Diego 1998-
Department Chair MAE, UC San Diego 2004-
Visiting Research Fellow Australian National
Visiting Fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Visiting Research Fellow Australian National
Visiting Professor Universidad Politecnica de
Catalunya 1996, 1997
Principal lecturer, GEFD Summer School DAMTP
Honors and Awards:
Phillips Prize for Physics, University of Adelaide
Gardner Scholarship, Emmanuel College, Cambridge,
GFD Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Chair d’ Environnement de Lyon, Ecole
Central d’ Lyon 1996
Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society 1982
GK Batchelor Lecturer, Australasian Fluid Mechanics
Fellow of the American Physical Society 2003
Major Invited Lectures:
2nd European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Warsaw,
IUTAM General Assembly, Kyoto Japan. 1996.
American Physical Society, New Orleans, LA,
GK Batchelor Lecturer, 14th Australian Fluid
Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, Australia. 2001.
Plenary lecturer, European Geophysical Society,
Nice, France. 2002.
Plenary lecturer, 9th Asian Conference of Fluid
Mechanics, Isfahan. Iran, 2002.
Plenary lecturer Indian Science Congress, Bangalore,
Associate Editor, Geophysical and Astrophysical
Fluid Dynamics 1985–1995.
Editorial Board, Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics
Regional Editor, Visualization in Fluid Mechanics
Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Site Operations Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Mark Loukides is the head of Site Operations
for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research
& Development. He has been with J&JPRD
for seven years and has twenty years of facilities
management experience in the medical device, biotechnology
and pharmaceutical industries.
Mark is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in
Finance, and currently serves on the Board of
Green Building Council’s San Diego Chapter.
Mark was instrumental in leading the design and
construction of their state-of-the-art LEED certified
185,000 sq. ft. research facility in La Jolla.
Along with other Johnson & Johnson companies
in California, the facility received the California
Governor's Award for Sustainable Facilities. In
addition, the site was recognized as having the
best overall energy performance at a single site
compared to all Johnson & Johnson facilities
Director, The McAdams Group
Jan McAdams hails from UC Davis where 30 years
ago she launched her fundraising career. She has
experience in all aspects of grantwriting, funding
cultivation and project management. Since 1974
her firm, The McAdams Group has served more than
200 nonprofit and 28 for-profit clients. She has
secured more than $77 million in cash and non-cash
resources through grants and sponsor development.
During her fundraising and grantwriting career,
Jan has conducted more than 650 grantwriting and
business development workshops throughout the
U.S to more than 4,800 aspiring grant writers
(Sponsored by major universities including the
University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada,
Las Vegas and the University of California, Davis).
In 1996 Jan was recruited by the Department of
Energy to participate as a resource for the nation’s
emerging green building projects. Since 2001,
Jan and the members of The McAdams Group have
conducted forty (40) “Funding Green Buildings”
workshops and in-service trainings to more than
She is the Publisher/Editor, “The Funding
Green Buildings Toolkit” (2001-2006 Editions),
a 150-page directory listing all major grants,
construction material donations and low interest
loan resources for energy-efficient commercial
and public buildings. (The most comprehensive
resource of this type for green buildings.) Last
month she completed a series of 5 “Funding
Green Buildings” online seminars that have
been added to the Funding Green Buildings Toolkit
available for purchase at the www.fundinggreenbuildings.com
Jan has conducted capital campaigns for more
than 15 green building projects, securing $40
M in the last 5 years. She maintains professional
relationships with major Federal and State funding
sources including: Department of Energy, HUD,
EPA & Health and Human Services. Jan is known
for putting the F-U-N back into fundraising.
The McAdams Group is committed to increasing
the visibility of the nation’s green buildings
as an invaluable education tool. This commitment
is reflected in the company’s development
of the “Map of the Nation’s Gold and
Platinum LEED-Certified Buildings” and the
“2006 Green Building Wall Calendar.”
MICHAEL D. MORROW, ASLA
Senior Associate, Carlile Macey
• MLA (Post-Professional Masters of Landscape
Architecture) University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
MA. 1997 – Graduated top 1% of class
• BSLA (Bachelor of Science in Landscape
Architecture) 1995 – Graduate in top 2%
- Magna cum Laude
Michael’s professional experience:
1.Currently Senior Associate at Carlile.Macy
a large interdisciplinary firm (landscape architecture,
urban design/planning, civil engineer, land surveying)
- Innovated a series of Best Management Practices
for Storm water management for the local Standard
Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan - Have developed
‘representative compliance designs’
for the State Regional Water Quality Board –
Region 1. Michael has also done the same for Sonoma
County – Permit and Resource Management
2. University teaching in landscape architecture
at University of Massachusetts –
a. Graduate Landscape Architecture
program teaching spatial design formation and
technical construction procedures
b. California Polytechnic State University in
two departments: Landscape Architecture, City
& Regional Planning teaching a wide range
of subjects from graphic display, spatial planning,
computer technology, sustainable design c. Texas
State University – teaching graphic display
techniques and technology. 1996-2002. Michael
was one of the early pioneers in ‘sustainable
design’ and was an originator of how to
implement this process in landscape architecture.
3. Along with university teaching Michael was
president of Ecological Design and Planning, Inc.
a corporation dedicated to developing sustainable
design techniques for a wide range of projects
from thousand acre housing/recreation to urban
office parks (19 years experience in land design)
4. Articles and Books written:
a. The future of Landscape
Architecture – Council of Educators in Landscape
b. Ecological Design Criteria for Housing with
a foreword by Ian McHarg (final publication –tbd)
5. Worked on large scale statewide greenway planning
for Massachusetts with Dr. Julius Fabos and also
helped co-author a local planning code for ‘conservation
subdivision design’ for the Austin Texas
6. Was an expert consultant for the Barton Springs
Watershed Protection criteria manual that is patterning
growth in the area for the next 10 years. This
is one of the most comprehensive and extensive
multi-stakeholder watershed protection studies
DON MULL, J.D.
Program Director, California Green Builder Program
J. WILLIAM NAISH
Energy/Utility Management Section Coordinator,
San Diego Unified School District
J. William Naish relocated to San Diego in 1986
from the Midwest and joined the district in 1992.
Before becoming the Energy/Utility Coordinator,
he was an Office of the State Architect licensed
school building inspector with the district.
Prior to working for the district, J. William,
held the position of Vice President of Operations
for a local construction material testing, geotechnical,
and engineering firm. He was responsible for the
day-to-day activities of 150 employees in 3 offices
in southern California. Before accepting that
position, he was a City of San Diego, County of
Orange, International Conference of Building Officials,
and American Concrete Institute, licensed building
inspector for structural elements comprised of
pre-stressed and typical concrete, masonry, structural
steel, and soils. J. William was also licensed
to inspect hospital construction in California.
J. William Naish is currently licensed as a Certified
Energy Procurement Professional (CEP). During
his tenure as the district’s Energy/Utility
Coordinator, he was the 2000 president of the
local chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.
In 1997, the Association of Energy Engineers and
the Association of Professional Energy Managers
recognized J. William as the San Diego Energy
Manager of the Year.
LINDA GIANNELLI PRATT
Chief of the Office of Environmental Protection,
City of San Diego Environmental Services Department
Linda Giannelli Pratt is the Chief of the Office
of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
with the City of San Diego Environmental Services
Department. For more than 25 years, she has successfully
built a professional career focused on community-based
environmental protection. Her experience is broad,
and includes positions as a laboratory analyst,
regulatory compliance specialist, consultant,
adjunct professor at the University of California
at San Diego, and director of regional environmental
programs. Her reports have been published in three
books and many professional journals. Linda received
a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology
and Chemistry and a Masters of Science degree
in Environmental Studies.
Principal, Rohy Consulting Associates
Dr. David Rohy specializes in the development
of distributed generation technologies. He led
research and development activities at Solar Turbines,
here in San Diego, where he was employed for over
In 1995 he was appointed to the California Energy
Commission by Governor Pete Wilson. From 1997
to 2000 he served as Vice Chair of that organization.
One of his duties at the Commission was to chair
the Research and Development Committee. Currently,
he operates his own energy consulting company
Boards of Directors:
• SAFE-BIDCO. State-chartered financial company
focused on developing small businesses, Santa
Rosa, CA. Member, Board of Directors, 1995-2001.
• San Diego Regional Energy Office. (co-founder)
SDREO is a private non-profit organization working
to build energy awareness and options in San Diego.
Member 1996-2005, Chairman, Board of Directors,
1996-2003. See www.sdenergy.org
• EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute). Member,
Policy Advisory Board, 1997-2002.
• Alzeta Corporation. High tech company
in low emission technology. Member, Board of Directors,
2000-present. See www.alzeta.com
• Gas Technology Institute (formerly Gas Research
Institute). Member, Board of Directors, 1998-present.
Chairman, Core Program Executive Committee 2001-2006.
Responsible for reviewing FERC funded R&D
program. Represent public interest on this Board.
• ACTA. Technical product startup company. Member,
Board of Directors, 1989-1991.
• Presentation to German Government and Utilities
Leaders on California Elect Restructuring. U.S.
Embassy, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 2001
• Testified to Congress on Electricity Industry
R&D, March 1998
• Co-Chair, 4th Biomass Conference of the Americas,
• Led Energy Trade Mission to Malaysia, April
• Led Energy Education Mission to Panama in May
• Led Electric Industry Restructuring Policy Exchange,
Argentina, June 1996
• Implemented ISO 9000 Quality System, Solar Turbines
• Member, Caterpillar Management Leadership Team
for Corporate R&D, 1992-1995
• Ph.D, Experimental Physics, Cornell University,
Ithaca NY 1967
• B.A., Physics, University of California Santa
Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1962
• Numerous technical publications
• Two patents
Vice President, Natural Logic
Bill Reed, an architect, is vice president of
Natural Logic. Natural Logic consults with corporations
and other clients on sustainability while focusing
on integrative design. Bill has been involved
with the USGBC since its founding.
SHAYNE P. ROLFE
Vice President and Senior Engineer, Lincolne Scott
San Diego Office
Shayne is a building services engineer involved
in the design and documentation of fire, plumbing
and HVAC services. As a multi-disciplined services
engineer, Shayne is able to ensure a truly coordinated
approach to building services.
In addition to Shayne’s consulting role,
he has a strong background in the plumbing industry
and had operated his own consultancy prior to
joining Lincolne Scott. He has an advanced diploma
in mechanical engineering.
Founder, Energy Preparedness
Dave Room is founder of Energy Preparedness (www.energypreparedness.net),
a consultancy on relocalization and municipal response
to our energy predicament. Previously, he played
a key role in many aspects of Post Carbon Institute’s
emergence including conceptual frameworks, web design
and development, policy, outreach, and fundraising.
He is an interviewer for Global Public Media, as
well as a frequent lecturer. Dave is the co-author
of the forthcoming Relocalize Now! Getting Ready
for Climate Change and the End of Cheap Oil (New
Society, Fall 2006). He has a Masters in Engineering
Economic Systems and a B.S, in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford University. As a journalist and a
speaker, Dave focuses on reinventing normal life,
relocalization, A-Z in the context of peak energy,
people of color and youth, and culture change.
HEATHER ROSENBERG, M.E.S.M.
Project Manager, CTG Energetics, Inc.
Heather Rosenberg has provided wide-ranging sustainability
expertise on a wide range of projects for both
public and private sector clients. She has specialized
experience in sustainability audits, green strategy
development and quantifying the environmental
impacts of development. She has extensive experience
in ecology and habitat assessment.
Ms. Rosenberg is coordinating CTG’s interdisciplinary
team for Lennar’s Heritage Fields in Irvine,
CA to develop sustainability recommendations for
the developer and builders, while helping develop
the CTG Sustainable Communities Model. This 3,700-acre
brownfield reuse project will include residential,
commercial, educational facilities and agriculture
in a walkable, livable, mixed-use community that
integrates sustainability throughout the design
from infrastructure to the individual buildings.
1. As CTG’s project manager for Forest City’s
Uptown Oakland project, Ms. Rosenberg is providing
sustainability consulting for this mixed-use urban
redevelopment project in downtown Oakland, assisting
with meeting the City's sustainability requirements
and LEED goals.
2. Ms. Rosenberg served as the LEED and sustainability
project manager for the Natural Resources Defense
Council Robert Redford Building in Santa Monica,
CA, an urban renewal project which earned one
of the first LEED Platinum ratings in the U.S.
The building includes a range of green building
materials, a stormwater capture system, a gray
water treatment system, a PV array and other green
As project manager on the Santa Monica Main Library
in Santa Monica, CA, Ms. Rosenberg worked closely
with the design and construction teams to implement
and document green building measures such as an
innovative stormwater capture system, native and
drought tolerant landscaping, and a building design
that promotes optimal indoor air quality and energy
On the Lennar Communities development at UC Merced,
Ms. Rosenberg provided sustainable design support
for a 2000+ acre mixed use, mixed income community
in the Central Valley, and is assessing the viability
of alternative stormwater management and wastewater
systems, energy efficiency measures, and Smart
Growth patterns of development.
Ms. Rosenberg led the solid waste component of
a Sustainability Audit of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
and has assisted furniture companies in evaluating
the recycled content of their products.
Ms. Rosenberg has or is currently managing the
LEED and sustainability services for a range of
other projects for municipalities, universities,
corporations and non-profit organizations.
Professional Registration and Affiliations:
Los Angeles Permaculture Guild
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Society for Conservation Biology
U.S. Green Building Council LEED™ Accredited
Masters of Environmental Science & Management,
University of California Santa Barbara, 2001
Bachelor of Science - Ecology,
The Evergreen State College, WA, 1996
Bachelor of Arts - Community Development,
The Evergreen State College, WA, 1996
Director of Research, San Diego Regional Economic
Michael Schuerman has been director of research
for the San Diego Regional Economic Development
Corp. since late 2003. He has more than 20 years'
experience in marketing research and is also a
former newspaper reporter and editor.
Schuerman is currently working on research studies
examining San Diego County's housing-cost crisis,
its business climate, and the attitudes of local
fourth and eighth graders toward their math and
science classes. He also administers San Diego
Market Intelligence, EDC's 90-page online reference
on the county; produces GIS maps; responds to
frequent data requests from site selectors and
the public; and speaks frequently on economic
Schuerman holds a bachelor's degree in English
from Cal State Fullerton and a professional certificate
in GIS mapping from the University of California,
President, Energy Opportunities
Marcus Sheffer, also part of the 7 Group, is
a specialist in energy and daylighting. He is
currently the president of Energy Opportunities.
GEOFFREY D. SMITH, MA
Executive Director, The Escondido Creek Conservancy
A resident of San Diego County
since 1970, Mr. Smith has been involved in a variety
of efforts devoted to environmental preservation
and education. Mr. Smith has worked most recently
as Imperial County Projects Director for the Desert
Protective Council, and Staff Public Affairs
Specialist & Volunteer Coordinator for the USDA
Forest Service Cleveland National Forest. During
a 20-year career as an applications software engineer,
Mr. Smith worked for such companies as Johnson Controls,
Logicon, Litton Data Systems, Scientific-Atlanta,
Starkland Systems, Stellcom Technologies and The
ComputerSmith. Mr. Smith served as staff Conservation
Program Coordinator for the Sierra
Club, San Diego Chapter 2000 - 2003. He currently
serves as Chairperson of the Los
Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Citizens Advisory Committee,
Vice-President of the Desert
Protective Council, Secretary of the San
Diego Conservation Resources Network, regional
coordinator for the California
Wild Heritage Campaign, and founding coordinator
of the San
Diego Environmental Leader Network. Mr. Smith
possesses a BA in Biology from University of California
San Diego, John Muir College , and an MA
in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
from the University of San Diego. He is married
Armstrong, a kindergarten public school teacher
in Valley Center.