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    Rita Haberman

    Senior Consultant

    With more than 15 years of experience in sustainability project management, Rita Haberman has deep experience helping public and private clients achieve their green building goals.

    As a WELL Building Accredited Professional and Fitwel Technical Advisory Committee Member, she is passionate about leading teams to design and operate buildings for inhabitants’ health, well-being and comfort.  She is currently leading the WELL Building certification program for the City of Portland’s Portland Building Reconstruction, an award-winning, post-modern City administration building.

    As a seasoned LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction, Rita is particularly experienced with higher education, recreational facilities, and K-12 schools, including having managed some of the nation’s first LEED Gold certifications for schools. Her other notable projects include the LEED Platinum certification of the historic Pacific Northwest College of Art Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, and the LEED Platinum program for the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.


    • University of Michigan
      Master of Science (Natural Resource Management & Policy)
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Ecology)

    Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

    • U. S. Green Building Council
      LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
    • International Well Building Institute
      WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP)
    • Earth Advantage Commercial
      Project Steward
    • Center for Active Design
      Fitwel Advisory Committee, Member
    • Cascadia Green Building Council
    • International Living Future Institute
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
      Certified Trainee
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

    Selected Experience

    • Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI)
    • The ReBuilding Center
    • Willamette Riverkeeper
    • River Network
    • 1000 Friends of Oregon
    • National Park Service


    • Willamette Riverkeeper, Founding Board Member

    • Forest Grove School District
      Joseph Gale Elementary School
    • Hacienda CDC
      EarthAdvantage Commercial Certification
    • Innovative Housing, Inc.
      The Magnolia Apartments
    • University of Hawaii
      Ching Athletics Complex