With over 25 years of experience as a sustainability, performance green building professional, and educator, I possess a broad set of skills and expertise. As a passionate leader and advocate of high-performance, sustainable built environments, integrative process facilitation, and third-party certifications I have an established history of dedicated passion for creating resilient, sustainable built environments. 

I possess knowledge and expertise with an array of rating systems, environmentally preferable materials, policy and program authoring, and implementation, green building education, and project management.

I provide the leadership and consulting to developers, stakeholders, design, construction, and operation professionals to streamline third-party certifications, meet sustainability goals, integrate best management practices, and meet certification requirements. With a focus on the integrative process and triple bottom line, I work with teams to understand how implementation is economically viable and improves profitability. Experienced with a wide range of building types, I am proficient in bringing know-how to stakeholders, design, construction, and operations teams on new and existing resilient, sustainable, high-performance buildings, campuses, and neighborhoods

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GARY SHLIFER M.S., LEED AP BD+C, O+M 

Senior Sustainability Consultant – Project Manager

Third-Party Certification – Performance Green Building Professional

Dedicated expert Sustainability, Resiliency Professional for high-performance vertical and horizontal built environments. Driven dynamic consultant - project manager - agent of change - educator with proven success leading stakeholders, public-private organizations, design, construction, facilities, operations, maintenance professionals, and communities towards developing and implementing deep-green strategies.

 

SENIOR CONSULTANT – PROJECT MANAGER

  • Policy - Plan - Program Development

  • Educator - Speaking Professional

  • Feasibility - Evaluation – Gap

  • Third-Party Certification 

  • Construction Oversight

  • Integrative Process

  • Master Planning

  • Benchmarking

RATING SYSTEMS

  • LEED v4.1 - v4 - v2009:

    • BD+C, EBOM - Arc, ID+C, ND, Homes

  • TRUE - SITES - SAM - Parksmart

  • WELL v2 - WELL Health Safety

  • Living Building Challenge

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE

  • Energy - Water - Waste Performance

  • Facilities - Operations + Maintenance

  • Materials - Resources – Systems

  • Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Systems Theory - Cybernetics 

  • Health, Comfort, Well-Being 

  • Green Building Education

  • Third-Party Certifications

  • Policies - Best Practices 

  • Design - Construction

  • Charrette Facilitation

  • Renewable Energy 

  • Innovations

  • Cohousing

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

  • Energy Star Portfolio Manager 

  • KnowledgeBase Mind Map

  • Final Cut Pro Suite

  • LEED Online

  • Photoshop

  • MS Office 

  • InDesign

  • Keynote

  • Acrobat

  • Arc

 

Professional Experience

 

Catalyst Partners                                                                                   2021 -2022
Remote: HQ – Grand Rapids, MI

NV5: Sustainability Specialist                                                               2019 – 2021

Remote: HQ – Houston, TX  

                                                                      

EcoPreserve:  Consultant, Sr. Project Manager                                  2015 – 2019

Remote: Sarasota – Orlando, FL

Emerald Built Environments: Consultant, Sr. Project Manager         2014 – 2018

Remote: Sarasota, FL – Cleveland, OH  

                                                                   

Guernsey Architects - Engineers: Green Building Professional         2010 – 2014

Oklahoma City, OK   

                                                                    

Green Building Florida: Principal – Consultant                                   2006 – 2010

Hollywood – Sarasota, FL 

                                                                           

Synergy Cohousing: Stakeholder – Consultant                                  1996 – 2005

Delray Beach, FL 

Roles 

Sustainability - Resiliency Consultant, Project Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Integrative Process Facilitator, Educator, Mentor, Administrator, Implementation:

• Peer Reviews

• Third-Party Certifications

• Business Development - Marketing

• Speaking Professional - Presenter - Workshop Leader

• LEED Online - Arc Management and Verification Documentation Management 

• Environmentally Preferable Products, Materials, Resources, and Systems Guidance 

• Develop Measures - Strategies - Policies - Programs - Planning - Guidelines - Specifications:

† Indoor Air Quality † Energy and Water Efficiency † Renewable Energy † Site 
† Purchasing † Green Cleaning † Waste and Recycling † Outreach 

Education

Master of Science: Systems, Cybernetics – Behavior: Nova Southeastern University

Bachelor of Arts: Communications: Television – Film Production: Temple University

Associate of Science: Marine Studies

Volunteer Advocacy Leadership

• U.S. Green Building Council Oklahoma Chapter, Vice Chair

• Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Content Expert

• USGBC Florida Chapter – Residential Green Building Advocate (RGBA)

• City of Hollywood Green Team Advisory Board, Vice Chair