Shlifer from Green Building Florida is passionately
committed to the attainment of a more sustainable
future for South Florida. His enthusiasm for
the USGBC and LEED as a means to achieve this
end is contagious. We felt fortunate to have
him as the LEED consultant for the Boano-Lowenstein
Residence. He is very knowledgeable of the process
and very thorough in his documentation of submittals
to the USGBC. With his help we were able to
secure a silver LEED certification for this
project. Thanks to his guidance through the
process, the Boano-Lowenstein residence is one
of the pioneer homes forging a sustainable path
in our community.
" If it weren't for your leadership and know-how our project wouldn't been certified, let alone achieve LEED Gold Certification"
AIA, Senior Project Manager, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic
did an amazing job at managing the certifications.
I commend you and look forward to working with
you on future projects."
Jaya Kader Zebede,
AIA, LEED AP KZ architecture
"Not even Al
Gore is more knowledgeable about the green movement
than Gary Shlifer. Gary has provided my projects
with a wealth of information and expertise for
a practice that is so new we are only at the
‘National Anthem stage’ - we haven’t even reached
the first inning yet!"
- Developer, Venture Concepts International
has proven himself to be very resourceful, organized,
timely, and has demonstrated an invaluable ability
of consistently infusing high enthusiasm into
his work. This positive attitude is infectious
to the rest of the team and produces successful
projects. While operating from his independent
practice, Mr. Shlifer is able to collaborate
in the development of various projects following
our specific office standards. He has regularly
provided us with well organized documentation.
His key responsibility includes LEED Research,
project meeting manager, & team leader.
Overall, Mr. Shlifer demonstrates a high level
of professionalism, integrity and commitment.
He is always courteous, reliable and willing
to offer assistance. He has my highest recommendation."
Ari Sklar AIA,
NCARB, LEED AP - President, Sklarchitecture
Florida was a great help in guiding the client
and architectural team through the LEED for
Schools process. We started hoping that we would
be able to achieve a silver rating and with
Gary Shlifer’s help, we are now above gold.
His suggestions on innovative materials, efficient
mechanical and glass allowed us to increase
our points substantially.
Thank you, Gary. We appreciate you leading the
team and keeping us on course."
AIA, LEED AP - Jenifer Briley and Associates
toward LEED certification is both complex and
rewarding. Gary has guided us with dedication
and patience. He is very committed to Green
Building and continues to educate our consultants
and ourselves in this project, offering information
on new products and innovations that will help
improve the way we build in S Florida"
Vice President, Art and Tech Development
of Acqua Liana, the largest custom single family
residence LEED certified home in the country,
Dale Construction Corporation recognizes that
Gary Shlifer has been an instrumental advocate
in the green education and implementation process.
His knowledge and willingness to research and
advise as our “Green Guidebook” on LEED matters
and questions has been invaluable to Dale Construction
Corporation’s first “Green” building project.
Dale Construction would confidently recommend
Gary Shlifer and Green Building Florida to any
homeowner or professional seeking Green certification."
Timothy P. Dale
– President, Dale Construction Corporation
"Gary is highly
professional and a hands-down Green Building
expert with specific expertise in the LEED commercial
and residential certification processes. He
energetically advocates on the behalf of his
clients including establishing direct contact
with Green suppliers and pursuing innovative
credits and interpretations from program providers."
Banks Clark PE,
CIH, CSP- President, Environmental, Safety and
"Gary is a consummate
professional as evidenced by the very thorough
due diligence he performed on my company’s green
building products. I was impressed by Gary’s
attention to detail, thoughtful questions and
refusal to recommend a product that he did not
personally evaluate. If Gary’s thorough approach
to selecting green building products is any
reflection of his consulting practice, his clients
are doubtless going to be highly satisfied with
his knowledge and expert advice."
Nick Gunia – President,