Gregg D. Ander, FAIA
Gregg D. Ander, LLC

Gregg D. Ander is the President and Managing Director of Gregg D. Ander, LLC which provides consultative services on a variety of power and energy sector issues. As the Vice President of Power Strategies at the Energy Foundation in San Francisco, he oversaw a portfolio of investments including utility generation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and cross cutting (grid integration, finance, data, pricing, business models). Previously, he held numerous senior management positions during his 30-year career at Southern California Edison, worked at the California Energy Commission, and was in private practice in Wisconsin and Arizona. Mr. Ander was the Executive Producer of seven environmentally focused television programs for NBC, CBS, and PBS. One program, “Greener Buildings/Bluer Skies,” won an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Ander serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC) and the New Buildings Institute (NBI). He has authored over 70 energy- and environment-related articles and has won awards for various energy-related projects from the U.S. Department of Energy; American Institute of Architects; American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers; and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was elevated to “Fellow” by the American Institute of Architects for his body of work and accomplishments in energy and environmental issues. In addition, Mr. Ander has participated in sustainability charrettes for residential, retail, K-12 schools, offices, and the greening of the White House and Old Executive Office buildings. He is the author of the book, Daylighting Performance and Design, published by John Wiley & Sons (second edition). He was educated at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Oxford Polytechnic, and Arizona State University with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Planning.

Marsha Maytum FAIA, LEED AP
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Marsha Maytum FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) in San Francisco, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. For over 35 years Marsha has focused her career on community, cultural, and socially-responsible projects that promote sustainable design. Her work has included the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. LMSA has received over 100 regional, national and international design awards and has been recognized by organizations including the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, National Trust for Historic Preservation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Green Building Council, and the 2014 ICC National Leadership in Sustainability Award. Eight of the firm’s projects have been named AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects in the U.S. Marsha is a frequently invited juror and critic and has lectured nationally on the topics of sustainable design and adaptive reuse.  She is a current member of the National AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group and has been the Pietro Belluschi Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon, the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting professor at the California College of the Arts.

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Cole Roberts PE, LEED® AP
Associate Principal | Energy & Resource Sustainability

Cole leads the energy and sustainability business in Arup’s 300 person San Francisco & Oakland offices, specializing in design, planning, and innovation in the new and existing built environment. Cole leads the Energy Business for Arup in the Americas. He is a co-author of the book “Two Degrees – Our Built Environment and the Changing Climate” and has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. He is a published contributor to peer reviewed journals and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Most recently, Cole has led the WeatherShiftTM initiative to generate future climate data for over 10,000 cities around the world.

Paul Torcellini, PhD PE
Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Paul Torcellini is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University and a Principal Engineer for Advanced Commercial Buildings at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a DOE national laboratory.

Paul has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and articles related to energy efficiency and zero-energy commercial buildings. Among his many awards, Paul has received two ASHRAE Technology Awards for his energy-efficient buildings work and two Energy User News magazine's Efficient Building Awards. Paul was key in creating the performance based procurement process used to achieve zero energy building status for NREL’s Research Support Facility and has been key in the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide series from ASHRAE.

Paul is a registered Professional Engineer holding a PhD from Purdue University.


Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Certified Coach
Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti, is a pioneer and leading authority in the green building industry. She joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2012 after 19 years leading Simon & Associates, a green building consulting firm she founded in 1994. At Thornton Tomasetti, Lynn is responsible for leading the firm’s western region sustainability practice. Her focus is on promoting sustainable and healthy building design and construction practices, and providing strategic guidance for complex, multi-faceted projects.

Lynn recently served on the Board of Directors for the AIA San Francisco Chapter and was active in the U.S. Green Building Council for almost 20 years including serving as LEED Faculty, a Board Member, Co-Chair of Greenbuild 2012, and chair of several committees. In 2011, Lynn was honored with USGBC’s President’s Award and in 2017, Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from gb&d magazine. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. Lynn is also a certified integral coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco.

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Allison Grace Williams, FAIA

Allison Grace Williams FAIA, an architect and urban designer has amassed an international portfolio of large scale civic, cultural and research facilities. In practice at SOM, Perkins+Will and AECOM, Williams’ inventive instincts and inspiring, interdisciplinary design leadership have generated authentic, relevant buildings that bridge between culture, technology and the environment and that convey the values and traditions of their audience and place.

In 2017, with this 35-year foundation in corporate practice, and from an uncommon perspective, Williams established AGWms studio as the first step to attract provocative design partnerships that prioritize art form and design process in relevant, cross- disciplinary venues, and to formalize academic involvements.

Williams is an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, and a frequent academic critic and design competition juror. A Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Allison earned both her B.A. in the Practice of Art and M.Arch (and named 2015 Distinguished Alumnus in Architecture) from University of California, Berkeley. Williams is featured in a curated exhibition Celebrating Excellent Black Architects, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017, and in 2016 by Architizer News, From a to Zaha: 26 Women Who Changed Architecture.