Panama Bartholomy is Deputy Director for the Efficiency and Renewables Division California Energy Commission, where he works on climate change, land use, renewable energy, transmission, green building, and biofuels policy. He is a board member for the Humboldt Bay Center for Sustainable Living. He serves on the City of Sacramento's Planning Commission and General Plan Advisory Committee and is a Commissioner on the County of Sacramento's Environmental Commission. He previously worked for the California Conservation Corps on vocational environmental education and the Division of the State Architect where he ran the Sustainable Schools program.
Brandon Tinianov, LEED AP ID+C
Dr. Tinianov is a recognized expert in building science and in the
creation and patenting of novel construction materials to support global
sustainability initiatives. A registered Professional Engineer, LEED
Accredited Professional, and consistent Bay Area bike commuter, Dr.
Tinianov is devoted to implementing globally sustainable practices in
both his professional and personal life. Brandon is an experienced
leader of volunteer organizations, serving for two years as the founding
chairman of the USGBC-NCC Silicon Valley Branch and also serving as an
Executive Officer of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Committee E60 on Sustainability. He often serves as an adviser and a
“designated expert” on various ISO and ANSI working groups on the topics
building and environmental design.
Meade N. Boutwell has been involved in commercial real estate in San Francisco for the past 23
years. He specializes in office leasing and investment sales, with extensive experience in tenant
and property representation. Mr. Boutwell consistently ranks as one of the top leasing agents in
San Francisco. In total, he has sold, leased, or subleased over 7 million square feet of commercial
space in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Boutwell was born in Portland, Oregon, and is a graduate of Oregon State University. He is an active member of CoreNet Global, NAIOP and ULI, and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Thomas Tewksbury, LEED AP
Tom has over ten years of experience in financial modeling and
forecasting. He currently works for SKS Investments, which is a
developer and operator of transit oriented projects in the Bay area. In
his role as a Vice President at SKS, he is responsible for capital
markets and the underwriting and analysis of all SKS’s projects.
Directors at Large
Jim Coyle, LEED AP
|Jim Coyle is a leader in green building services at Pankow Builders.
His professional career has spanned 15 years at Pankow, constructing
projects in Los Angeles, New York, Oregon and throughout the Bay Area.
These have spanned from large scale civic projects, to urban
infill/mixed-use, to interior improvements. Mr. Coyle is a past board member
of CSI San Francisco, and a past chair of its Green Committee. He is a
member of the BOMA Environment Committee, the Sierra Club, and active
in many other sustainable minded organizations. Mr. Coyle is also a member of
the Pankow Green Strategic Planning Committee, implementing best
practices in Pankow’s internal and external operations.
Grant French, LEED AP BD+C
Corporate Sustainability Manager
As Corporate Sustainability Manager at Swinerton Builders, Grant French provides data and intelligence to each office of the Swinerton family of companies, to stimulate and support the successful pursuit and execution of Green and LEED projects. He provides input in the RFQ and Proposal Process for Green/LEED Projects and also serves as a Green resource throughout project delivery. Grant initiates and manages job-specific and LEED Accreditation Green Training Programs. On an ongoing basis, he works with various teams to evaluate and strive towards continual improvement in jobsite and office sustainable practices. Mr. French’s project experience includes: Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco, CA; Orchard Hotel, San Francisco, CA; Jane D’Anza Convent, San Rafael, CA; Golden Gate Park Music Concourse and Underground Parking Facility, San Francisco, CA; and River Rock Casino, Geyserville, CA. His professional experience prior to joining Swinerton Builders includes work with William McDonough+Partners, Institute for the Built Environment, The Hoffman Corporation and McRaven Restorations.
Founder and Principal
Galley Eco Capital, LLC
Michelle Galley is the Founder and Principal of Galley Eco Capital, a
green building financial consulting firm. Formerly, Ms. Galley was a senior
real estate banker representing HSH Nordbank. Ms. Galley’s background gives
her an extensive reach within the institutional real estate and
financial services communities to benefit the USGBC.
Kevin Hydes, LEED AP BD+C
Kevin Hydes has spent the past 15 years focusing on green design and
advancing its cause. Mr. Hydes is a long-time leader in the field of
sustainability in North America and abroad and widely recognized for his
contributions to the building industry. Over the past decade he has
gained a reputation as an innovator and a pioneer as a green business
leader, creating transformative strategies as President of Keen
Engineering and Vice President of Stantec.
Director, Green-Collar Jobs Campaign
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Ian Kim is Director of the Green-Collar Jobs Campaign at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. He is a coalition builder and policy advocate. The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign advocates for policy solutions that can build a strong, equitable and green economy. Statewide, the Campaign convenes the California Green Recovery Network,
a multi-sector alliance for a green economic recovery. In 2010, the
Campaign successfully led a coalition (Communities United Against
Proposition 23) mobilizing voters of color against a major polluter
ballot proposition. In Oakland, the Campaign is building a movement for the boldest, most equitable, and most creative climate plan of any city in the U.S.
Bridgit Koller, LEED AP BD+C
Bridgit Koller offers the perspective of large scale production
homebuilding from experience as a regional board member of the local
branch of the HBA (Homebuilders Association), as a past senior manager
and corporate officer of a public homebuilder, and as a consultant to
the production builders. At the same time she has a deep personal and
professional commitment to climate change and green building. She is a
founding member of the Diablo East Bay Branch of USGBC-NCC where she
remains on the branch steering committee and has actively worked to
advance education and outreach in that area. She possesses the unique
ability to pragmatically balance potentially competing elements and has
the desire to advance green building and education in a way that is
tangible and non-threatening to all.
Matt Macko, LEED AP O+M
Environmental Building Strategies
Through hands-on experience in the construction and development fields,
Matt Macko came to appreciate firsthand the need for progress in green
building. From the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business,
Mr. Macko received degrees in both economics and finance as well as an
Entrepreneurial Certification. Meanwhile, he was the President of the
University of Colorado's Real Estate Club and the owner of two
successful businesses. During schooling and as a post-graduate, Mr.
Macko successfully built and managed one of the greenest residential
in Connecticut. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, RESNET Energy
Rater, Certified Green Building Professional, and Certified Sustainable
Building Advisor, as well as Chair of the Bay Area LEED Users Group
(BAyLUG), board member of the California Deconstruction and Reuse
Network, active member of the Northern California Chapter of the
USGBC, and member of the Emerging Professionals committee. Mr. Macko
co-wrote the LEED 2009 exam. As a result,
he regularly presents on the changes to LEED throughout Northern
Dennis Murphy is on a mission to cool and heat buildings at scale utilizing the vast thermal battery potential of the ground below our feet. As part of the founding team at Seasonal Energy, Inc., he is commercializing Smart Thermosiphon Array thermal storage technology for a variety of large-scale applications. With a career arc spanning design to demolition and data to heat networks, Dennis filled business development and executive roles at Potter Drilling and GroundSource Geo. At GroundSource, he led a team that won a Clean Tech Open Sustainability Award and produced the “Project Negatherm ” research report for the California Energy Commission. Dennis is active in clean tech and energy efficiency policy, has been deeply involved in NCC Advocacy and is the founding and current chair of USGBC California.
Remi Tan, LEED AP BD+C
Remi Tan is a licensed senior architect, sustainability consultant, and
real estate broker with 21 years of experience in a broad range of
domestic and international commercial and residential projects. He is
an expert in all aspects of sustainable design – siting, energy
conservation, sustainable materials, and smart growth. Mr. Tan is
currently working on the new LEED-NC Platinum SFPUC building with
KMD|Stevens. Previously, Mr. Tan was the sustainability manager at
Heller Manus Architects, where he lead the design and LEED submittal for
the Emeryville Marketplace project, the first LEED for Neighborhood
Development Pilot Platinum Stage-1 project in the country. He oversaw
sustainability of all projects, including the first LEED-CS-Gold office
tower in SF, and sustainability concepts for several large urban
master-plans in China.
Donald Simon, Esq.