Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council of New York
Director of Education
Ellen is responsible for Urban Green’s signature programs including GPRO, a national green building certificate program for contractors, building managers/operators and trades and Conquering the Energy Code, for architects and engineers. Under Ellen’s direction, Urban Green has trained over 10,000 workers from all sectors of the building design, construction and operations industries.
Ellen has 29 years experience as an architect and volunteered for Urban Green for several years before joining the staff. Ellen was the first Residential Green Building Advocate for Urban Green Council, working to increase green building and LEED for Homes certification in the New York residential marketplace and was also a committee chair of the Green Codes Task Force. Ellen taught at the 1,000 Green Supers program for SEIU Local 32 BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund, and holds a number of BPI certifications. Ellen is a co-founder of Solarize Brooklyn, and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace.