BOLD Awards 2016: Meet the Judges August 30, 2016 | Roger LeBlanc

For the 2016 BOLD AWARDS we gathered a team of expert judges who know building technology inside and out.

This team will use their trained eyes and unique perspectives to identify finalists and winners, which will be announced at our awards party on October 5th. Meet the judges below and remember to submit your BOLD Awards nominations for the CRE leaders and innovators you know by Sept 7th. 

 

Jigar Shah 

PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF GENERATE CAPITAL 

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Jigar Shah is the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital. Jigar sees business model innovation as a leveraged tool for driving the next productivity revolution – resource efficiency. He is committed to helping entrepreneurs and large companies alike implement resource efficiency solutions using “no money down” project finance models.

Twitter: @JigarShahDC

 

Gautama Palanki

DIRECTOR,  U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL 
LEED AP BD+C

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Gautami Palanki, Director at U.S. Green Building Council, leads product development and global implementation of the LEED Dynamic Plaque – a data driven, building performance scoring platform. Prior to USGBC, Gautami was a sustainability consultant and managed design and strategic implementation of energy, water, and resource efficiency initiatives across real estate portfolios. 

Twitter: @gautamipalanki

 

Cliff Majersik 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR MARKET TRANSFORMATION

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Cliff Majersik is the executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, that promotes energy efficiency in buildings. Under his leadership, IMT has expanded its work nationally and internationally, and become a recognized leader in the energy efficiency field.

Twitter: @IMTCliff 

 

Kira Gould 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS – WILLIAM MCDONOUGH + PARTNERS

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Writer Kira Gould, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is director of communications for William McDonough + Partners, and works from the firm’s San Francisco studio. Kira is co-author, with Lance Hosey, of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing). 

Twitter: @KiraGould

 

Ted Van Der Linden 

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR, STRATEGIC CONSULTANT TO THE AEC COMMUNITY

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Ted worked with DPR Construction for 18 years. He continues to work in the industry, driving the market toward darker green projects with a renewed emphasis on process improvement, innovation in green technology and education. 

Twitter: @tedvanderlinden 

 

Parker White 

DIRECTOR, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE HANNON ARMSTRONG CAPITAL 
LEED AP

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Parker White is based in Washington D.C. and leads origination and execution of investments into commercial real estate opportunities with a negative or neutral net carbon footprint. Hannon Armstrong provides debt, equity, and PACE financing to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets.

 

 

 

Nils Kok

CEO, GRESB B.V.

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Nils Kok is the CEO and co-founder of GRESB, a leading global benchmark to assess the sustainability performance of real assets, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets. GRESB has rated more than 1,000 REITs and funds on behalf of more than 60 institutional investors that on aggregate represent some USD6 trillion.

Twitter: @nilskok

 

Fulya Kocak

VP OF ESG ISSUES, NAREIT

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As VP of ESG Issues for NAREIT, Ms. Kocak provides thought leadership, innovation, guidance and oversight, leading NAREIT’s efforts and programs tied to sustainability, inclusive of environmental, social and governance aspects within the REIT industry.

Twitter: @FulyaKocakGin

 

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About The Author

As the Content Marketing Specialist, Roger LeBlanc coordinates communication and outreach for Aquicore. As a LEED Green Associate, Roger is passionate about supporting climate change solutions in the built environment.

Previously he was the Energy Outreach Coordinator for George Mason University, where he managed campaigns surrounding behavior change for building tenants. Roger graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Policy and Politics. Currently Roger is pursuing a M.A. in Science Communication at George Mason University.