Board of Directors

Officers

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Daeen Salam, Chair

General Manager, Building Automation, Tozour Energy Systems

Daeen is the General Manager of Tozour Automation, a division of Tozour Energy Systems. He has over seventeen years of experience in designing high efficiency equipment and control systems for the local construction market and has been involved with numerous LEED projects in the Higher Education, K-12, Healthcare, and office markets throughout his career. Daeen is responsible for the vision and strategy of the building automation and energy services divisions within Tozour. Daeen’s background includes a Chemical Engineering degree and a MBA from Villanova University. He currently resides in Flourtown, PA with his wife and twin boys.

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Charles Loomis, Vice Chair

Vice President, Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects

LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer and Tradesperson

Charles is a partner at Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee, Architects. Established in 1989 the firm is known for innovative and environmentally sensitive design, a focused attention to detail, and a willingness to allow many voices to enter the design process. His concern for the environment has led to the development of pilot projects addressing urban agriculture, resource recovery, zero waste, and energy efficiency. Charles is a Property Committee member of Christ Church Philadelphia, and was a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association.

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Bahareh van Boekhold, Vice Chair

Program Manager, Applied Energy Group

LEED AP

Bahareh is a skilled sustainability professional with diverse experience in energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainability, and climate resiliency and mitigation planning. She has worked in private, public, academia, and non-profit sectors to address some of the most pressing energy, sustainability, and environmental issues in the State of Delaware. As a program manager with Applied Energy Group, she manages portfolios of programs and support design, delivery, and implantation of energy efficiency programs. In her previous role as the Principal Planner with the Delaware Division of Energy and Climate, she led statewide building energy codes adoption, development of critical energy efficiency policies, and state’s initiatives to advance high-performance buildings, address climate mitigation and adaptation. She is an active member of the Delaware community of the Green Building United and chairs the Sustainability Planning Steering committee of City of Newark, Delaware, where She lives with her husband and their two children.

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Susan Lowry, Secretary

Vice President, Marketing Director, Philadelphia and Great Lakes Markets, Jones Lang LaSalle

LEED AP

Susan is Vice President, Marketing Director for JLL in the Philadelphia Market. With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry focusing on marketing, communications, research, and economic development, Susan excels at understanding clients’ needs and developing results-driven strategic and creative solutions. In her role, Susan leads and oversees all marketing and communication strategies in the areas of digital, social media, public relations, events, sponsorships, advertising, campaign management, internal and external communications, strategic partnerships and budget. She coordinates integrated solutions that translate the company’s business strategies into tangible revenue-enhancing programs and initiatives. Susan consults with the local service line leaders to deliver effective collateral materials, technologies and strategies customized to the needs of their groups and clients. In her role, Susan leads all marketing and communication strategies in the areas of digital, social media, public relations, events, sponsorships, advertising, campaign management, strategic partnerships and budget. She coordinates integrated solutions that translate business strategies into revenue-enhancing programs and initiatives. Susan is a Leadership Philadelphia Alumni, a 2017 recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

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Phil Hinerman, Treasurer

Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

LEED AP

Phil is a founding director of Green Building United (formerly Delaware Valley Green Building Council) and a LEED AP. He is the former chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Section and received that Section’s award for lifetime achievement. He practices environmental and construction law at the law firm of Fox Rothschild, LLP in its center city office.

Directors

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Thomas Brubaker

Senior Marketing Specialist, Exelon Energy

Tom leads energy efficiency promotions for the Commercial & Industrial sectors at PECO. He began at the utility helping to launch PECO Smart Ideas. Additionally Tom develops strategy for natural gas initiatives, manages commercial communications and serves as a Public Information Officer. Prior to PECO, Tom’s marketing and communications work included financial services, both domestically and internationally. He serves on the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) and volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. Tom earned a business degree from Eastern University and completed graduate work at Drexel and LaSalle University.

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Scott J. Compton

Principal, Compton Insights

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Scott is a Principal with Compton Insights, an architecture and planning firm focused on sustainable solutions to extend the lifecycle of existing buildings and campuses. Scott holds a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University's School of Architecture. He is an NCARB Certificate Holder, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is registered in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. As 2019 Chair of AIA National's Corporate Architects and Facility Managers Advisory Group (CAFM), he works to develop content for the knowledge community. Locally, Scott served as the 2018 President of AIA Pennsylvania and regularly advocates for legislation impacting the built environment.

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Amy Cornelius

Founder and Sustainability Consultant, GreenBeams

LEED AP BD+C; Living Future Ambassador; BPI Analyst/ Energy Auditor

Amy is the Founder and Sustainability Consultant at GreenBeams, where she works with small businesses, institutions, and individuals to reduce their carbon footprints, utility costs, and waste streams, while increasing awareness, health and happiness. Amy has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry focused on project and construction management, commercial building management, residential rehabilitation, and developing business strategy, corporate forecasting, market research and new-business marketing. Amy holds a Master’s Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Economics from Trinity University. Her professional certifications include: LEED AP BD+C; Living Future Ambassador; and BPI Analyst/ Energy Auditor. Amy resides in Philadelphia with her husband Ben; their two children live and work in Washington, DC. Amy is an active garden designer and gardener, loves to read and travel, and, as a daily cyclist, is a strong cycling advocate.

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Stephen Finkelman

Director, Engineering Services, Kitchen & Associates

Certified Energy Manager, LEED AP

Stephen earned a BSME degree from Temple University and a Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University. He is a Professional Engineer in 21 States, a member of various professional societies, a founder of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association, and board member and secretary of the Northeast Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association. He serves on the American Arbitration Association's "Construction Arbitration Panel" and the "Mechanical Industrial Advisory Committee" at the College of Engineering at Temple University, and is an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment.

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Bill Fisher

Retired, Liberty Property Trust

AIA, LEED AP

Bill has thirty-five years of development, design, construction, and project experience. He has created fifteen million square feet of buildings in the United States and overseas. During his 15 years at Liberty Property Trust, he managed the development of offices, medical facilities, industrial, and recreational facilities. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Fisher was Vice President of Real Estate for the University City Science Center, and managed projects for Lehrer McGovern Bovis in Washington, DC and London, England.

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David J. Gamba

Associate, WRT

CPHD

David’s diverse project portfolio includes extensive work in multi-family housing, low income housing, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use. His attention to detail, collaborative nature and focus on sustainability have been acknowledged by peers, teammates, and clients as essential tools to the successful completion of projects. Throughout his 18 year career, David has worked on all project phases from site planning through construction administration. Most recently, David is the project manager on two new low-income housing tax credit projects whose goals include providing increased access to affordable housing in north central Philadelphia. The Dauphin House Senior Residences will bring 52 new low-income senior rental apartments to the area and the North Philadelphia Choice Phase V project is the final phase of the HUD Choice neighborhoods Implementation Grant, which will replace the existing low-income rental units on site with 133 mixed income rental units to the neighborhood adjacent to the Temple University Train station.

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Donald S. Haas

General Manager, Brandywine Realty Trust

Don is the General Manager for One, Two & Three Logan Square and has been the instrumental with the management of Three Logan Square, a 1.2 million square foot office building in center city Philadelphia, since its inception in 1990. With over 30 years in the property management field, Don possesses extensive building operational background as well as tenant fit out construction. Don earned his BS in Business Management from Rutgers University. He is a graduate from Ryder Technical Institute and holds a Class A Engineer’s License in Philadelphia and a Black Seal in New Jersey. Industry specific designations include PA Real Estate License, RPA, FMA, SMA, and LEED Green Associate.

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Michael Jouaneh

Manager - Sustainability and Energy Standards, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Certified Energy Manager, Green Globes Professional, LEED AP

Michael is the manager of sustainability and energy standards for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. He is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Lightfair International, and is active in the development of the top energy and green building codes/standards for the United States. Michael is active with many organizations, including the Lighting Controls Association, ASHRAE, the California Energy Commission, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and the USGBC. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Green Globes Professional, and LEED AP, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

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Scott Kelly, Immediate Past Chair

Principal, Re:Vision Architecture

Beginning his career with historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects, Scott became acutely interested in design and construction methods that cause buildings to endure and be more sustainable. Since founding Re:Vision in 2002, Scott has led its interdisciplinary team in designing for and consulting others on hundreds of innovative Net Zero, LEED, Energy, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, WELL and SITES projects. Check out more at www.ReVisionArch.com. Scott’s engaging and collaborative approach has inspired others to incorporate green thinking into their buildings and lifestyles. Scott was a founder of Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association, and Living Building Challenge Philadelphia Collaborative.

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Ariella Maron

Founder and Principal, Lion Advisors for Community and Environment

LEED AP

Ariella has always been interested in the intersection of policy, design, and technology, and the impact they collectively have on the natural and built environment and on people’s lives. Working in both the public and private sectors, she has had the opportunity to lead the development and implementation of far reaching solutions to a broad set of urban challenges across the disciples of urban planning, local government policy, infrastructure, and economic development. In 2017, Ariella started Lion Advisors for Community and Environment to apply my experience to help communities scale up their climate action efforts and see more substantial progress.

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James McNamara

Senior Procurement Agent, Turner Construction Company

LEED AP, DBIA Professional

Jim is a Senior Procurement Agent with Turner Construction Company, the largest Green Building contractor in the World. Along with his current role, Jim was previously the Sustainability Manager for Turner’s Philadelphia Business Unit, overseeing the office’s Green initiatives while helping with projects and their Green pursuits. In his time at Turner, Jim has worked on both LEED and Green Globes certified projects, and in his current role is active with the trade & subcontractor market providing ample opportunity to review sustainable building and business practices. Jim is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.

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Alesa Rubendall

Principal, Design Moxie Architecture + Planning, LLC

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

As an architect and planner with a sustainable design focus, Alesa keenly pairs her design abilities, collaborative nature, and strategist mindset to create highly impactful design solutions that focus on the intersection and synergies between strategic planning, design excellence, and sustainability. She possesses extensive expertise in various project types including educational, civic, corporate, residential, and sustainable design and planning. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Green Building United and AIA Philadelphia, Co-Chairs the AIA Philadelphia Women in Architecture Committee, and recently founded Philadelphia Architects Teach Innovation, Networking + Agency (PATINA), a mentorship program for female, high school students that aspire to become designers.

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Yogesh Saoji

Planning and Urban Design Leader, DLR Group

AIA, AICP, PP, LEED AP BD+C

As an architect, planner, and urban designer, Yogesh works closely with DLR Group’s integrated design teams to deliver complex master planning, campus planning, urban design, and redevelopment solutions for clients nationwide. Yogesh experience includes working with wide spectrum of clients including federal, state and local governments, higher educational institutions, developers, communities and stakeholders. He has worked on award winning civic, cultural, higher education, transportation, and large-scale mixed-use redevelopment projects involving collaborations across multiple disciplines and cultures. This background makes him adept in navigating complex challenges of planning, design, policy, and real estate development. Yogesh has instructed at University of Pennsylvania and University of Cincinnati. He is a ULI member and a LEED AP BD+C. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative.

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Lisa Shulock

Consultant, Twice Green Consulting

LEED AP O+M

Lisa is an independent consultant working with organizations contributing to a clean energy future. 2019 clients include the Philadelphia Energy Authority and Alternative Energy Development Group. She led sustainable energy education and workforce development initiatives at Penn State at the Navy Yard from 2014-2018. Prior to that she was a consultant at two design and consulting firms, Re:Vision and Kitchen & Associates. She also serves on the Living Building Challenge Community Council. Lisa has her MBA from Yale University and B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. Lisa is passionate about sustainability and the power of community to transform the world.

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Ryan Spies

Director of Sustainability, Energy & Stewardship, Saint-Gobain in North America

Ryan currently serves as the Director of Sustainability, Energy & Stewardship for Saint-Gobain in North America. Saint-Gobain is the largest manufacturer of building products in the world. Ryan is responsible for developing strategy and programs to manage energy, water, waste and CO2 reductions at over 130 manufacturing facilities in North America, including direct work on climate change policy and renewable energy deployment. After various roles in engineering and strategy, Ryan has been working in corporate sustainability for the last 9 years at 3 separate Fortune 500 companies. In 2019, Ryan was presented the IETC Award for leadership and energy conservation and environmental stewardship. Ryan has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University.

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Kristin Sullivan

Sustainability Consultant

After serving in Peace Corps Honduras, Kristin began her career with an internationally focused energy management consulting firm. Kristin saw an opportunity to combine an interest in environmental advocacy with a chance to build upon her international experience through an awareness campaign, biking 14,000 miles from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Upon her return, Kristin moved into large scale wind and solar development with Community Energy & Iberdrola Renewables and then took an opportunity to work for Mayor Nutter. As Energy Manager for the City of Philadelphia, Kristin was critical to meeting the Mayor's sustainability goals and the management of the City's utilities. Kristin moved back to the private sector as TD Bank's Energy and Sustainability Manager for 5 years before leaving to hike the Continental Divide Trail.

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E. Mitchell Swann

Principal, MDC Systems, Inc.

PE, LEED AP, C. Eng.

Mitchell has over 30 years of domestic and international consulting and problem solving experience in the areas of risk management, project management, design, and forensic construction claims analysis. His career has included the analysis and design of complex systems across a wide range of industries and buildings types with a special focus on high-tech and critical facilities. He is a frequent speaker on project execution, risk management, and sustainability topics and is 10+ year member of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Lecturer program. He is active on several technical committees and a contributing author to the ASHRAE Green Guide for Sustainable Buildings.

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Frank Troy

Vice President & General Manager, Albireo Energy, LLC Mid-Atlantic Division

Frank is responsible for the Mid-Atlantic Division. Prior to joining Albireo, Frank served most recently as Director, North America East for Ingersoll Rand. While with Ingersoll Rand, Frank led services, building automation, and energy services teams for Trane Commercial and sales and service teams for Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Frank was a Naval Officer for 6 years serving aboard afloat and shore commands including two overseas deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. Frank is an expert in smart building technologies and energy services in large commercial real estate, institutional accounts, and diversified industrial manufacturing. He is also well versed in Lean/Six Sigma in an effort to streamline operations and provide a high level of support for customers.

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