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Profile of Elaine Aye

Name
Elaine Aye
Position
Regional Manager | Associate
Email
Elaine.Aye@rwdi.com
Phone
+1.503.467.4715
Summary

Elaine is a widely respected green building consultant whose background in both interior design and architecture gives her unique insight into building operations and how occupants interact with built environments. Clients benefit from Elaine’s rich expertise in certification frameworks such as LEED, WELL and NetZero and from her over 30 years of industry experience, including 16 years in the green building industry. Whether contributing to the design and certification of an innovative new facility or increasing the efficiency and performance of an existing building, Elaine brings a deep commitment to sustainability and a wealth of pragmatic insight. 

A visionary green building consultant who has contributed to over 100 projects worldwide

  • EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design), California State University, USA
    • Harvard Executive Education: Sustainability Leadership Program 
    • Harvard Executive Education: Building for Health: Research & Applications to Drive Decisions for the Built Environment 
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Member, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
    • Certified Interior Designer
    • LEED Fellow
    • LEED Faculty
    • WELL Faculty 
    • Green Globes Professional 
    • Green School Certified Professional 
    • GRI Certified Training Program 
    • Advisory Council Member, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 
    • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
    • Advisory Partner, Green Sports Alliance (GSA) 
    • Program Committee Member, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) 
    • Member, CoreNet - Oregon Chapter Program Chair
    • Ambassador for the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • Frequent presenter at national and international green building conferences
    • Portland Business Journal, Orchid Awards, Women of Influence in Portland (2015, 2012)
    • Portland Business Journal Woman Executive of the Year, Small/Medium Firms (2015)
    • Daily Journal of Commerce, Women of Vision Award (2014)
    • Better Bricks Award (2011, 2006) 
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Architecture
    • Building operations
    • Commercial real estate
    • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
    • Curriculum development
    • Energy efficiency
    • Green building and design
    • Green Globes
    • GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)
    • Health and design
    • LEED
    • NetZero
    • Occupant behavior
    • Sustainability
    • Training & education
    • Universities
    • WELL