Livable Buildings Award Jury 2011

Our awards jury includes these influential individuals from CBE's diverse membership.

CBE wishes to thank our distinguished jury of building industry representatives from CBE member firms. They took on the difficult task of identifying the top candidates from a number of strong finalist buildings. The jury for the 2011 awards includes:

Paul S. Delaney

Southern California Edison Company

Paul Delaney has been an energy efficiency professional for 33 years and is currently the Emerging Technologies Assessments Program Manager for Design and Engineering Services (D&ES) at Southern California Edison. Mr. Delaney is responsible for evaluating new energy efficient technologies that can reduce power demand and energy consumption for Edison customers. He is Edison’s advisor with UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment, the Electric Power Research Institute and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research program. Mr. Delaney holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, CA.

Thomas Fortier

KlingStubbins, AIA, LEED AP

Thomas Fortier is Principal and the Managing Director for KlingStubbins, San Francisco. He is an architect and leader who specializes in Higher Education, Science + Technology, and Mission Critical sectors. Tom collaborates with building owners, multiple stakeholders, and other team leaders in establishing the objectives and goals of projects in addition to defining the paths to success. Tom has been actively involved with sustainable design since his collegiate post as Director of the Solar Energy Center at the University of Oregon, decades ago. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), US Green Building Council (USGBC), Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), American Association of Museums (AAM), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), and Center for the Built Environment (CBE). Tom has served on SCUP’s Pacific Region Council and on various national committees over the last 15+ years, including serving as a Juror for the Excellence in Design Awards Program.

Dan Heinfeld


President of LPA, Dan Heinfeld has been the Partner-in Charge of design for the company since 1986. Responsible for the overall design direction of the firm, he has made the synergetic relationship between design excellence and sustainability the focus of his career and that of LPA. During his tenure as President, LPA has been recognized with one hundred and seventy-four AIA Awards from national, state and professional organizations, which is testimony to the LPA process where sustainability leads all aspects of the firm’s practice.

John W. Pulley,


John Pulley is a Vice President and Director of Engineering for HOK in the San Francisco office. Mr. Pulley has 30 years of professional experience in engineering design, project management, business development and management and finance. His work emphasizes a holistic approach to design that results in elevated, integrated, and high performance sustainable design. His projects include significant international experience. John received a BA degree in Physics from Drake University and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia. John is licensed in over 25 states and is active in a number of professional organizations such as ACEC, CTBUH, USGBC and ASHRAE where he is on the technical committees for High Performance Green Buildings Standard 189.1, Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability, Radiant Heating and Cooling, Integrated Building Design, Tall Buildings and Underfloor Air Distribution.

Gregory Shank

CTC Energetics, LEED AP

Gregory Shank serves as President of CTG Energetics. His background includes green building, corporate sustainability, and environmental science. Greg is experienced in advising owners on defining sustainability for their projects and has specific expertise in water resource management, energy infrastructure planning, green building program development, and materials science. Most recently, he led the sustainability and LEED consulting efforts for one of the largest privately funded construction projects in the world: MGM Resorts International CityCenter - an $8.5 billion, 67-acre community in Las Vegas. Prior to joining CTG, Greg spent 8 years at Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, where his responsibilities included advanced water treatment systems, energy infrastructure design, and the development of environmental indicators for international development projects. Greg holds a BS in Environmental Engineering Science from MIT and a MS in Environmental Engineering from UCLA.

“Seran” Thamilseran

California Energy Commission, PhD, PE (ME), CEM

Seran has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry covering university research, private consulting and working at the state energy office. He is currently leading the workgroup for developing nonresidential performance compliance process at the California Energy Commission. Prior to joining the state, Seran served as Senior Mechanical Engineer at ADM Associates in Sacramento where he consulted on several technical assistance programs: CIAG Energy Assistance, Savings By Designs, and Measurement & Verification Programs. He is a proponent of sustainability and energy efficiency and has been promoting resource efficiency targets during early stages of the building design process. Thamilseran has post-graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University specializing in Thermal Sciences & Energy management, and has published several papers with ASHRAE and ASME.

Ted van der Linden

DPR Construction, LEED AP BD+C

Ted van der Linden is the Director of Sustainability at DPR Construction, and has been with DPR for nearly 15 years. In his previous efforts, he worked as a Sr. Preconstruction Manager, working with clients on the evaluation of cost, schedule and strategy for construction of numerous types of commercial construction projects. Back in 1998 he led the preconstruction effort on a first of its kind green project designed by William McDonough + Partners for Aspect Communications in San Jose, California. This project forever changed his passion for the space and he works tirelessly to ensure that we build better buildings with a focus on energy efficiency and high performance. He was elected to a Contractor/Builder seat on the USGBC’s National Board in 2000 and and served 3 terms on the National Board. He is a LEED BD+C AP and has spearheaded DPR’s green building program since 1998. DPR now has over 355 LEED AP’s and has generated more than 75% of the annual volume of new projects focusing on LEED Certification.


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