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Lena Ashby

Project Manager

Extensively experienced in LEED, GreenPoint Rated, and Living Building Challenge, Lena Ashby offers a deep well of technical expertise to Brightworks clients. These include end users (such as Facebook, Nike, Equinix, and Gilead Sciences) and developers (such as Sobrato, Gerding Edlen Development, and Sand Hill Property Company).

Lena has developed a solid understanding of building science, energy modeling, and construction energy performance verification.

For projects throughout the United States, Lena is a LEED for Homes Green Rater and Energy Star Rater.  For projects in California, Lena is a GreenPoint Rater, a Home Energy Rater, a New Solar Homes Partnership Rater, and Certified Energy Analyst.

Lena has successfully managed sustainability programs for almost 100 developments.


Expertise

  • LEED BD+C
  • LEED ID+C
  • LEED for Homes
  • Green Point Rated
  • Energy Modeling
  • Field Verification
  • Energy Benchmarking and Efficiency Programs
  • Utility Incentive and Rebate Programs
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting
  • Carbon Reduction and Climate Action Plans
  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University
    Bachelor of Science (Life Science)

Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

  • U.S. Green Building Council
    LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C, Homes)
    LEED for Homes Green Rater
    LEED Indoor Air Quality Technical Advisory Group Member
  • Build It Green
    GreenPoint Rater for New Homes (GPR)
    Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP)
  • California Energy Commission
    Home Energy Rater (HERS)
    New Solar Homes Partnership Rater (NSHP)
  • California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
    Certified Energy Analyst
  • California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
    Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE)
  • Association of Energy Engineers
    Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM)
  • Energy Star
    Energy Star Rater
  • Cascadia Green Building Council
    Member
    Portland Collaborative, Communications Co-Chair
  • International Living Future Institute
    Member
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
    Member
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
    Member

Service

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    Green Apple Day of Service


SELECTED PROJECTS
  • Equinix
    California (SV11) Data Center
  • Equinix
    Illinois (CH5) Data Center
  • Equinix
    Virginia (DC12) Data Center
  • Nike
    Nike Headquarters Expansion
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Fairview Clinic