Session 3: SW Washington Business Sustainability Breakfast Series
Finding Efficiencies: Sustainable Solutions for your Buildings
A quarterly breakfast series discussing sustainable business practices. Presented by ShoreBank Pacific in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC).
Our third session will feature Elaine Aye, Principal, Green Building Services (GBS), an agency providing LEED-certification approval for the US Green Building Services. GBS provides leadership and consulting services in every stage of a building's life cycle; from the initial development of green building goals to the post-occupancy existence of a building.
Ms. Aye's presentation will identify the easiest and least expensive modifications that building owners/lease holders can make to improve the efficiency and performance of their buildings.
Time will be provided for an overview of recent legislation passed in Washington State, including sustainability initiatives, tax credits, and additional incentive programs.
More about Elaine Aye
As a principal at Green Building Services, Inc., Elaine brings a unique perspective to green building and sustainability initiatives. Her multidisciplinary background and diverse project experience, which ranges from residential and commercial development to state of the art convention centers, distinguishes her in the green building industry.
Elaine leads teams through the successful greening of their buildings and facilities management practices. Her realistic perspective on the impact and implementation of green building strategies ensures that GBS clients receive the critical information they need to make informed and smart decisions. Elaine's professional record at GBS includes several important green building milestones including the certification of the Oregon Convention Center, the first LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Certified project in the state of Oregon; 200 Market Street, the first LEED-EB v2.0 Gold certified building in the U.S; and The Gerding Theater, the first project in Oregon to achieve LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) Platinum certification. Currently, Elaine is consulting on a range of other LEED-EB, LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) and LEED-NC projects.
She has recently developed, in collaboration with the Zero Waste Alliance, a curriculum for integrating the LEED-EB framework into environmental management systems. Elaine's work as a green building consultant and materials expert is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to improve the quality of occupants' working and living environment. This passion, guided by her integrity, creativity and accessibility, characterizes Elaine's approach to green building.
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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