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Elena Goldstein Lake

Senior Project Manager

Trained in civil engineering with a graduate degree in green design, Elena Goldstein Lake’s project experience includes LEED projects, WELL building projects, corporate sustainability consulting, and civic climate action plans. At Brightworks, she provides consulting services for clients including Facebook, University of Oregon, and the City of Portland, working across diverse building portfolios from hyperscale data centers to publicly-funded projects for local communities.

Having served for four years as a LEED Reviewer, Elena offers proven expertise for successfully guiding project teams through the LEED certification process. She currently serves on the USGBC Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (TAG), where she uses her project experience to help shape the future of the rating system. She has enjoyed sharing her love of the environment with students as a guest lecturer on green building design and construction at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Oregon, and Portland State University.



  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Master of Science (Green Design)
    Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering)
  • Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
    LEED Reviewer Training course

Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

  • U.S. Green Building Council
    LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
    LEED Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group, Member
  • Earth Advantage Commercial
    Project Steward
  • International Living Future Institute
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
    Certified Engineer in Training (EIT)

Selected Experience

  • Evolve EA
  • SRI Quality System Registrar
  • Tetra Tech
  • Green Building Alliance
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.


  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Instructor, Green Building Design and Construction Management
  • Duquesne University
    Business of Green Buildings
  • Green Building Alliance (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Instructor, LEED Documentation

  • Facebook
    Ireland Data Center
  • Equinix
    California (SV10) Data Center