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Lena Ashby

Senior Project Manager

Extensively experienced in LEED, GreenPoint Rated, and Living Building Challenge, Lena Ashby offers extensive 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).

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’s current work includes leading two major data centers through the verification stage of their LEED Volume prototype. A member of the team managing green building programs for Facebook’s data centers, Lena was in charge of the LEED certification of Facebook’s first data centers in Denmark and Ireland.

Lena’s international work has also included the GreenMark certification for’s Singapore office and the LEED certification in’s office in Hyderabad, India.


  • 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


  • 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 Environmental 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
    Portland Collaborative, Communications Co-Chair
  • International Living Future Institute
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)


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

  • 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