Her role includes the oversight of project work related to enhancing the performance of existing buildings, including performance-based benchmarking, corporate sustainability programming and reporting, and LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification.
Jenny has extensive experience helping clients engage key stakeholders, gaining their support while also developing meaningful sustainability goals and strategies based on technical analysis and real world constraints.
Dating back to its initial pilot phase in 2004, Jenny has been deeply involved in the development of the LEED-EBOM Rating System. She has served as a primary author of the v2.0, v2008, v2009, and v4 Reference Guides, and helped shape the evolution of the program through her work on various USGBC committees. She recently completed terms as the Chair of the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (SS TAG) and as a member of the USGBC Technical Committee. Her current industry involvement includes serving as member of the SITES Technical Core Committee, being the ex officio chair of the USGBC-IL Chapter’s Board of Directors, and serving as the President of a non-profit dedicated to accelerating, through the BIT Building Program, the adoption of sustainability best practices in existing buildings across markets and sectors.
Jenny frequently delivers presentations and trainings pertaining to green buildings, sustainability and LEED to local, regional, national and international audiences. Prior to joining the green building community, Jenny worked as a terrestrial ecology and climate change researcher, environmental program developer and manager, and community-based environmental outreach specialist.