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Principal, Green Building Services
B.S., Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University
M. Arch., University of Oregon
A principal with Green Building Services with over 15 years of green building and design expertise, Ralph is widely recognized for his ability to deliver high level green building strategies and forge effective working relationships among members of national and international project teams. His proven record of achieving clarity around green building objectives has enabled clients to implement the most meaningful and valuable solutions for their specific project.
Ralph is a nationally recognized facilitator who leads trainings, eco-charrettes and workshops on sustainability and green building strategies. As a member of the USGBC’s LEED faculty, he also leads workshops on the LEED Green Building Rating System. His workshops are tailored to address the specific needs of owners, design firms, contractors, government agencies and facility managers. Ralph is a featured speaker at national and international conferences, including GreenBuild, EnvironDesign, and PCBC. He has also been commissioned by national product manufacturers to conduct workshops and consult on sustainable materials and their applications, and marketing strategies.
CEO MicroGrid, Inc.
Senior Consultant, New Buildings Institute
M.S., Program Development, Harvard
Mr. Terry Egnor has over 25 years of experience in energy management systems and is recognized for developing and delivering energy systems that work. Terry has been CEO of two companies that specialize in energy and control systems for complex commercial buildings and is also a curriculum developer, founder and former Director of the Edmunds Community College Energy Management Program Terry has promoted the use of intelligent design and integrated systems to maximize building performance as well as provide additional customer benefits.
Senior Consultant, Green Building Services
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University
Darren is a mechanical engineer with 16 years of professional experience. Since 2002, he has worked as a commissioning and Energy Engineer performing building commissioning, retro commissioning and energy auditing. Darren manages GBS commissioning and building auditing services and helps clients enhance building performance, conserve resources and save money.
Darren’s energy auditing experience includes ETO audits for the commercial sector which involves using utility data analysis to guide the auditing effort, investigation and analysis to identify opportunities for improvement and to quantify the benefit in terms of energy savings or operational savings and producing cost benefit analyses.
Principal, Walker Macy Landscape Architects
Bachelors, Landscape Architecture, University of Washington
A landscape architect with over 20 years of experience, Eric enjoys planning and development of higher education campuses. Beyond that, Eric is especially skilled in park and open space design including active sports facilities.
Senior Technical Consultant, Green Building Services, Inc.
B. Arch., University of Pune, India
M.S., Building Design, Arizona State University
Vaibhav Potnis, is trained in architecture, and specializes in energy analysis and design simulation. His work focuses on energy analysis using advanced computer modeling tools and airflow using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. Vaibhav’s innovative solutions to sustainable systems offer GBS’ clients strategies for achieving enhanced thermal comfort levels and significant reductions in their energy costs.
In addition to energy modeling, Vaibhav serves as a technical consultant for climate responsive architectural projects and mechanical systems and also supports the review of a broad range of projects seeking US Green Building certification including urban commercial office buildings, large high-rise condominiums, higher education facilities and big box retail stores. Vaibhav has also worked as a designer in a Portland, OR architectural firm where he contributed to projects ranging from federal office buildings to university housing and high-rise residential structures. Vaibhav developed his expertise in energy analysis and modeling at the Arizona Solar Laboratory, Arizona State University where he was involved in research and development of low-cost solar thermal systems.
Principal, Green Building Service, Inc.
B.A., Interior Design, California State University, Sacramento
Elaine brings a unique perspective to green building and sustainability initiatives. She represents, in her work and approach, the successful merger of the best of the interior design and architectural disciplines, materials specifications, and green building. Her multidisciplinary background and perse project experience, which ranges from residential and commercial development to state of the art convention centers, distinguishes her in the green building industry.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council Training Faculty, Elaine is a frequent speaker at national building conferences and trainings, including GreenBuild, NeoCon, and IFMA World Workplace. 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.