RegenNetwork’s RegenExperts are Trusted knowledge professionals who bring unique perspectives and are the RegenNetwork’s conscience. They include the foremost TALENT responsible for building the green building movement and the BEST projects.
Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow
Program Sustainability Manager for the SFO Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program, and Principal, Sustainable Built Environments
Area of Expertise: Architecture, Integrative Design, and IAQ
Anthony is a specialist in integrated building practices, a renowned expert in indoor air quality, and a pioneer in expanding the definition of sustainability. His work has profoundly influenced the design profession and the building industry. Throughout his career he has worked to move the discussion beyond LEED to “Deep Green” long-term integrative “Triple Bottom Line” practices. As Sustainability Manager for The Allen Group Anthony is currently providing sustainability leadership for the $2.4B San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program. Previously, he was a partner at SMWM, Principal at HDR Architecture, and the Director of Sustainability for AECOM Architecture. Between 2000 – 2004 Anthony collaborated with other indoor air quality professionals and the State of California to develop project specifications for acceptable chemical emissions and concentrations that have become the basis for existing green building code requirements. Anthony has served several terms on the USGBC Board of Directors, is currently Board Chair of the USGBC Northern California Chapter, and is a past board member of the Health Products Declaration Collaborative. He has received numerous awards, including the AIA California Council’s 2004 Nathaniel A. Owings Award, the 2009 USGBC Northern California Chapter David Gottfried Special Achievement Award, and the 2012 Breathe California Clean Air Award. Anthony has a BArch from the University of Cape Town, and MArch from the University of California, Berkeley. He has an extensive list of peer reviewed technical papers, articles, book chapters and keynote addresses.
Zorana Bosnic, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President and Sustainable Design Director, HOK
Area of Expertise: Architecture
Zorana is a Vice President and the Sustainable Design Director with HOK in San Francisco. With deep knowledge in both design and building technologies, Zorana brings to her work unparalleled passion for environmental excellence. She has over twenty years of experience in architecture, environmental design innovation and construction. She has provided sustainable design leadership on some of HOK’s most environmentally innovative projects. Zorana’s expertise spans various building types and climate regions focusing on innovation in energy conservation, facade engineering and daylight enhancements. She is an avid promoter of collaborative partnership between HOK practice, research institutions and technology execution. As a thought leader with HOK’s Sustainable Leader alliance, Zorana is frequently asked to speak on unique opportunities for innovation in the built environment by professional organizations throughout the country.
William D. Browning, Hon AIA, LEED AP
Founder, Terrapin Bright Green
Area of Expertise: Sustainability Consulting
Bill is one of the leading strategists, practitioners and spokespersons in the world for Green Architecture. His work has brought green building into the real world by demonstrating convincingly that it has real economic value. He is currently a Partner at Terrapin Bright Green, and a Senior Fellow at Rocky Mountain Institute. He is the founding member of multiple award-winning sustainable-building firms, and has himself received numerous prestigious awards and recognition. He has co-authored several instrumental books and other materials on sustainable building. He was a founding member of USGBC’s Board of Directors, is Chair of Greening America Board of Directors, and has served on DoD’s Defense Science Board Energy Task Force and the State Department’s Industry Advisory Panel.
Robert F. Fox, FAIA, LEED-AP
Area of Expertise: Architecture
Bob is a highly respected leader in the green building movement, whose work has advanced ideas of urban sustainability and design excellence. His projects have set new precedents in scale and strategic impact, establishing him as an influential voice in the architectural profession, the business community, and in service to the public sector. He has had important roles in many prestigious and high-profile green building projects including the precedent-setting 4 Times Square building, the Environmental Guidelines for Battery Park City, and the LEED Platinum One Bryant Park headquarters for the Bank of America, and Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council. He has received several important awards including the USGBC Leadership Award, the inaugural “Big Green Apple” Award for Environmental Leadership, and Cooper Union’s Urban Visionary Award. He serves on the board or advises a number of projects and institutions, including the World Trade Center development team, was the founding chair of the USGBC New York Chapter, and is a member of Interface’s “Green Team”.
Kevin Hydes, P.E., P.Eng., C.Eng., RAIC(hon), FCIBSE, LEED® Fellow
President & CEO, Integral Group
Former Chair: USGBC and World Green Building Council
Area of Expertise: Engineering
With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin has spent the past 15 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. Kevin is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the building industry. Over the past decade he has gained a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader, creating transformative strategies while in the role of President and CEO of Keen Engineering and Vice President of Stantec. Kevin served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC and a former Chair of the WorldGBC.
Please note that Integral Group has ~62 net zero projects in process or completed!
Ted van der Linden, LEED-AP
Sustainability, Strategy & Deep Green Visionary to the AEC Community
Area of Expertise: Construction
Ted has always driven the market towards darker green projects with an emphasis on process improvement, innovation in green technology and education. After leading the preconstruction effort on a first of its kind “green” project designed by William McDonough + Partners for Aspect Communications in San Jose, CA in 1998, Ted was elected to the Contractor/Builder seat on the USGBC National Board the following year; he completed his third term as a National Director in 2010, and continued to be an active leader on the USGBC’s Northern California Chapter Board. Until recently, Ted was in charge of all of the sustainability programs for DPR construction, including development of cost evaluation tools for cost/benefit analysis of green building strategies. DPR is one of the largest general contractors in the nation. It has over 450 LEED AP’s and typically more than 75% of its annual volume of new projects focus on LEED Certifications. Under Ted’s leadership, DPR set out to demonstrate that green and Net Zero Energy Certified buildings are accessible to a wide range of companies, not just those that are sustainability experts or that have large construction budgets. In 2003, DPR’s Sacramento location was the first privately owned LEED certified office building in California’s Central Valley. In 2011, DPR’s San Diego office became the first and only commercial office in San Diego to achieve both net-zero energy (NZE) status and LEED-NC Platinum certification. In 2013, DPR’s LEED®-NC Platinum Phoenix office became the first ILFI NZE-certified building in Arizona. In 2014, Ted spearheaded DPR’s green commitment on its own office, which is San Francisco’s first NZE building. It won ENR’s Northern California’s Project of the Year and Best Green Project. Ted has served on Advisory Boards at Envision Solar, Serious Energy and Serious Materials, Valence Energy, and GreenWizard. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland College Park.
Nadav Malin, LEED Fellow
President, BuildingGreen, Publishers of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News
Area of Expertise: Materials & Information
Over his 25-year tenure at BuildingGreen, Nadav has become the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource when you need thorough, thoughtful, and unbiased perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. As president and CEO of BuildingGreen, he oversees the company’s industry-leading information and community-building websites BuildingGreen.com and LEEDuser, the project certification help tool. Nadav also served as executive editor of GreenSource magazine throughout its highly decorated seven-year run. Throughout LEED’s formative years, Nadav chaired the LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group. He also led the team that created the US DoE’s High Performance Buildings Database, and continues to oversee BuildingGreen’s responsibility for ensuring the quality of case studies and collecting meaningful data on actual building performance. A long-serving former member of the national LEED Faculty, he is an experienced trainer and facilitator, convening the network of architecture firm Sustainable Design Leaders and teaching diverse groups about LEED and green building. He is a sought-after workshop facilitator and consultant to USGBC, AIA, large corporations, government agencies, and architecture firms. Nadav received his BA in Comparative Religion from Wesleyan University.
Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Areas of Expertise: Legal and General Council
Dan has practiced law for almost 30 years, and has received several awards for his work in advancing sustainability, has been a part of award-winning development teams and has repeatedly been honored as one of the country’s leading lawyers. Dan has been counsel for some of the leading urban and sustainability organizations including the US Green Building Council and World Green Building Council. He is on the board of the Resilient Design Institute, the Congress for New Urbanism, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the National Charrette Institute, the Form-Based Code Institute and Greening America. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles as well as chapters or essays in six books. He was the co-author of the 2008 Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Architects, Planners and Developers. Dan typically delivers of a dozen presentations a year regarding sustainability, urbanism and other issues, and has presented not only in the US but in China, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Italy. He provides legal counsel on corporate, real estate, land use, environmental and sustainability issues to property owners pursuing innovative new development and energy strategies, to localities creating new codes and to product manufacturers taking new, green products into the marketplace.
Executive Director, Project Delivery, Delos Living, LLC (Well Building Standard)
Phil has spent 30 years in the commercial design, engineering and construction industry most recently for the past 12 years as a VP of Webcor Builders where he initiated and lead the Sustainability, Engineering and Consulting groups. He brings a comprehensive approach, experience, and appreciation for the dynamics of ownership and development, the nuance of design, the detail of engineering, the pace of construction and the discipline of facilities and operations. Prior to Webcor he held management positions with Southland Industries and Carrier/United Technologies Corp. He currently serves as the Industry Chair for UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE), on the Executive Board of Eco-Districts, on the Board of USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (NCC) Healthy Building Challenge and is a member of the Industry Technical Advisory Group for LBNL’s FLEXLAB. Phil has an engineering degree from Washington State University, is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and a LEED AP.