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    Elena Goldstein Lake

    Sustainable Buildings Technical Lead

     As Brightworks’ Sustainable Buildings Technical lead, Elena uses her deep subject matter expertise in sustainable building to provide market-leading services and guide Brightworks’ service delivery for clients around the globe. For several years she has served as lead sustainability consultant for Brightworks’ work on the Meta (Facebook) Sustainable Data Center Program. 

    Trained in civil engineering with a graduate degree in green design, Elena’s project experience also includes WELL building projects, corporate sustainability consulting, and civic climate action plans. At Brightworks, she provides consulting services for clients including Meta, 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 has served on the USGBC Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (TAG), where she used 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