Gina, RA, LEED Fellow, is Chief Sustainability Officer at the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). She brings over two decades of experience in sustainable design.
Prior to joining the DOB team, Gina was the former Director of Sustainability at the international firm, Burt Hill, and subsequently with Ennead Architects – where, between the two firms, she led or consulted on nearly five dozen LEED registered or certified projects. Gina has continuously volunteered with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) since 1997, assisting with the technical development of multiple LEED rating systems, serving as a Subject Matter Expert on three LEED exams, and was a Founding interim-officer of the National Capital Region USGBC Chapter. She currently serves as the past-Chair of the LEED Steering Committee. Gina also serves as a Board Member with the Alliance for National and Community Resilience, and is a member of the US Green Building Council Advisory Council, representing local government members. In 2018, she became a member of the AIA Energy Leadership Group and joined the AIA Strategic Council Class of 2021.
At the Department of Buildings, Gina is working on implementation of New York City’s One City Built to Last Plan, supporting the laws designed to address benchmarking, energy codes, audits and retro-commissioning, and lighting and sub metering, while also contributing to new legislation to increase energy efficiency in New York City’s building stock. She leads a DOB team of specialists charged with developing procedures to enforce the Energy Code, and supports continued development of the New York City Building Code to accommodate advances in sustainability.