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    Charley Stevenson

    “We can ratchet our way to a better future by repeating simple steps, locking in a bit of improvement with each iteration. We have an opportunity to move the entire building materials market. This work is a source of hope for me. Empowering visionary clients helps me see a path to a better future. This cycle of hope and progress feeds itself, leading to regenerative outcomes for the person, the project, and the community.”

Charley Stevenson, LEED AP BD+C
Principal

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    Irene Winkelbauer

    “I am involved in this work because we need to eliminate toxins from the building industry. Toxins affect workers in manufacturing and construction, and all inhabitants of buildings. This work is vital for the health of all people and the planet. Personally, it means that I get to participate in making the world a healthier and more sustainable place for my children and future generations.”

Irene Winkelbauer
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Lisa Carey Moore

    “With over 83,000 chemicals identified by EPA, only a few hundred tested, and even fewer regulated, the work we do at this office is critically important. Each day, I have the opportunity to affect change: to work with manufacturers to identify chemicals of concern and to have them respond with better products. It is exciting to challenge the notions of what a building can do to address environmental and human health goals.”

Lisa Carey Moore, LEED BD+C
Senior Sustainability Manager

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    Matt St. Pierre

    “Science indicates recent man-made climate change is a real and dangerous thing. Being a part of this office is being a part of doing something to combat man-made climate change, how-ever small or large, and proves that even a small-time guy from a small county of a small state can do something about it. It’s grassroots, in a way, working with the indivi-duals of a manufacturer to make something better.”

Matt St. Pierre
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Nick Noyes

    “Finding healthy materials, encouraging companies to make products safer for us all, provides me the opportunity to apply diverse work experience in positive and gratifying ways. In our complicated world, it’s often difficult to know the best choices and decisions to be a good steward of the planet. Striving to meet Living Building Challenge imperatives helps push us all in the right direction.”

Nick Noyes
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Matt Root

    “I have always been curious about how to improve the performance of a system. From indoor air quality to energy use; durability to occupant satisfaction; there are so many opportunities for optimization within our buildings that I find this field incredibly interesting and rewarding. While I still enjoy the technical aspect of our work, I have become much more interested in the social dynamic of projects and in supporting the human factor in building design.”

Matt Root, CPHC
Senior Project Manager

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    Mariah Kurtz

    “I grew up in a family of general contractors so I’ve witnessed how wasteful average buildings are. While working at the Omega Institute I learned of LBC, since they have a certified building on campus. It caught my attention, so through college I visited other LBC and sustainable construction projects. This all inspired me to pursue making these innovative projects happen.”

Mariah Kurtz
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Angela Saltamartini

    “I am proud to be involved with LBC research because I believe the building industry must change more quickly and create buildings that are sustainable, healthy and eco-logically restorative. Living buildings are the most energy efficient buildings in the world. We must change the way we view buildings as this is a step towards a regenerative world!”

Angela Saltamartini
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Kath McCusker

    “LBC work gives me hope that we can do something about climate change ourselves – not waiting for legislation or political will. At least I try to maintain hope….”

Kath McCusker, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Sustainability Manager

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    Veronica Thomas-Kowalak

    “Sustainability is such an abstract and nebulous term, often used with no pragmatic underpinnings; but Integrated Eco Strategy has a clearly defined a plan of action towards a sustainable and green future of building. I get to add to a body of work that enables a smoother green building process for future projects.”

Veronica Thomas-Kowalak
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Donald Mulhern

    “Working as a civil engineer for over 20 yrs I was involved in building and trans-portation projects that undoubtedly had negative environment impacts. The regenerative design projects we do has not only taught but demon-strated that thinking differently about how we approach construc-tion and building design could actually have a positive impact on the planet. This work give me hope and a sense of atonement.”

Donald Mulhern, LEED GA
Senior Sustainability Manager

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    Rebecca McClintic

    “I enjoy this work because it allows me to combine my diverse backgrounds of biology and accounting in a way that is satisfying on a personal level, as well as meaningful and impactful on a larger scale.”

Rebecca McClintic
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Kelly Ryan

    “I am an architect and I previously specialized in the design of early education buildings, which required very careful material selection and detailing to ensure the safety of their young occupants. Young children explore their surroundings with all of their senses and often try to taste the building materials. The experience of specifying safe materials made me aware of how important it is to have full disclosure of material ingredients. I was excited to learn about IES’ mission and the development of Red2Green.  I am very excited to work in this field of building material safety and disclosure.”

Kelly Ryan, LEED AP BD+C
Healthy Building Materials Specialist

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    Clark Semon

    “Why do you do this work? I am doing my best to help building owners find the healthiest materials to use in their new construction and renovations.” What does it mean to you? “A better future.”

Clark Semon
Systems Designer

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    Jason McNair

    Jason is a skilled systems analyst who brings organization and efficiency to complex processes. Drawing from his diverse experiences in business, IT systems and project management, he develops and optimizes work tools to foster thorough reporting and effective decision-making.

Jason McNair
Operations Manager

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    Patrick Brannan

    “We are all affected by the health of buildings. It feels good to work for a company that is helping to change the industry for the better. We are involved in something that truly aspires to make the world a better place to live in. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. It’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where sustainable and regenerative design is commonplace.”

Patrick Brannan
Director of People and Organization

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    Sam Meyers

    Joining IES was an easy decision for me. From what I have seen, IES wants to make the world a better place and one step in that direction is healthy indoor living. The company’s culture is amazing; thoughts and ideas are exchanged freely. My goals consist of helping those around me live a better life and to be a lookout for all. Much needs to be done to make this world a better place, however I believe we can start this one material at a time..

Sam Meyers
Healthy Building Material Specialist

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    Brenna Irrer

    “Our surroundings, including the buildings we live and work in, impact both our individual health and the health of our communities. The Living Building Challenge takes a holistic approach to the social, cultural, and ecological sustainability of a building both during and after its construction. I do this work because of my passion for sustainability, both in our environments and our communities.”

Brenna Irrer
Healthy Building Material Specialist

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    Brice Hereford

    “Why am I here? It is pretty simple– to make the world a better place for my children and theirs as well.  It has been a frustration to me that the bar is set so low for our buildings.  Code minimum is way too low of a bar.  The newer standards such as LEED, NZE, LBC all are great ways to elevate the industry, our buildings, the profession and materials.”

Brice Hereford
Healthy Building Material Specialist