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Green Guide Staff and Co-Coordinators

 

Kumkum Kumkum M. Dilwali, MS, LEED-AP. As Senior Director, Kumkum M. Dilwali implements all Green Guide projects, e.g., 2010 Operations Pilot, v3 toolkit development, webinars, and more. For two years, she led the green design and construction aspects for the Shapiro Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), a Green Guide construction pilot, now LEED™-Silver. As Director of Safety at Emerson Hospital (Concord, MA), she launched their first green operations program and maintained Joint Commission compliance. As Senior Scientist at EH&E (Newton, MA), she managed complex projects in the building sciences, including technical evaluations of engineered environments. At Harvard University, she coordinated a steering committee for campus-wide sustainability. A chemical engineer (MIT, 1981) with environmental management (Harvard School of Public Health, 1995), she is widely published, and an accomplished vocalist. kumkumdilwali@gmail.com
Gail Gail Vittori is Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit sustainable planning and design firm established in 1975 in Austin, Texas engaged with sustainable development and design education, research and demonstration initiatives. Gail is the Immediate Past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors and Founding Chair of the LEED for Healthcare committee. She is co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture published by Wiley and Sons, was featured as an Innovator: Building a Greener World in TIME Magazine in as one of ‘Twenty Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare’ in Healthcare Design Magazine in 2007. She was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. gvittori@cmpbs.org
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Robin Guenther FAIA is Principal of Perkins+Will and was the founder of Guenther 5 Architects. Her innovative projects have been published nationally and internationally –in 2004, she completed the first LEED-certified ambulatory care facility in North America, and continues to influence the design of sustainable healthcare buildings globally.

She serves on LEED-HC committee, and co-authored “Sustainable Healthcare Architecture,” with Gail Vittori in 2007.  She is a board member of both the Center for Health Design and Healthy Building Network. In 2005, she received the Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award. Author and designer Rosalyn Cama describes Robin as “a pioneer who defied the odds.” Robin’s work has actively addressed the need for transformation of the industry and the profession, utilizing sustainability as a guiding framework for design. Robin.Guenther@perkinswill.com

Walt Walt Vernon, PE, LEED® AP is an electrical engineer licensed to practice in 42 states. He has 25 years of experience in the design and construction of healthcare facilities across the country. Walt has provided leadership for sustainable healthcare facilities at both the state and national levels serving as one of three Co-Coordinators for the Green Guide for Healthcare. Walt is now helping to lead the effort to move the GGHC in a new direction in a world that contains a LEED for Healthcare. He serves on the committed to develop the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals, and he on the ASHRAE 189.2 committee, which is working to develop a model Green Hospitals Code. walterv@mazzeti.com 

 

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