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Central to the success of this conference are the exceptional speakers and presenters who share their technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise, and visionary wisdom on a wide range of topics from building science and public policy to technology and innovation. In 2007, our programming included 150 new presentations and pre-conference workshops and reached over 14,000 people with incredible ability to affect change.

Check out our 2007 speakers below!

2007 Speakers in Alphabetical List


Dennis  AllenDennis Allen
President, Allen Associates

Laura AllenLaura Allen
Educator, Greywater Guerrillas

David Alpert
Senior Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Amelia AmonAmelia Amon
President, Alt. Technica

Ray AndersonRay Anderson
Chairman, Interface, Inc.

Richard Anderson
Founder and Teacher, American School of Geomancy

Allison ArieffAllison Arieff
Senior Content Lead, IDEO, "Living Design" Columnist, New York Times

David Arkin, AIADavid Arkin, AIA
Principal, Arkin Tilt Architects

Meredith AronsonMeredith Aronson
Founder, Green Planet Paints

Katherine AustinKatherine Austin
Architect and Chair of National AIA Housing & Custom Residential Knowledge Community

Chris AvantChris Avant
President, Canyon Construction


Brian BackBrian Back
Founding Editor and Publisher, Sustainable Industries

Myan BakerMyan Baker
Innovative Consultant, Economic Transformations Group

Paula Baker-LaportePaula Baker Laporte, FAIA
President of Baker-Laporte and Associates and EcoNest Design

John BantaJohn Banta
Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist, Restoration Consultants, Inc.

Chris BartleChris Bartle
President, Green Key Real Estate

Panama BartholomyPanama Bartholomy
Advisor to Chairperson Pfannenstiel, CA Energy Commission

Tom BatesTom Bates
Mayor, City of Berkeley

Babara BatshalomBarbra Batshalom
CEO, The Green Roundtable/NeXus

Carol BaumgartelCarol Baumgartel
VP of Marketing, American Clay

Ed Begley Jr.Ed Begley Jr.
Host, Living with Ed on HGTV

Ron and Lisa BeresRon and Lisa Beres
Owners, Green Nest

Bob BerkebileBob Berkebile FAIA
Principal, BNIM Architects

Anthony BernheimAnthony N. Bernheim, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal, Sustainable Design Solutions HDR Architecture, Inc.

Martha Berthelson
Program Manager, The Watershed Project

Troy BevilacquaTroy Bevilacqua
Builder Account Manager, Bay Area, SunPower Corporation

James Bill
Architect, LEED AP and CGBP, Inkmoon Architects

Steve BishopSteve Bishop
Sustainability Domain Lead, IDEO

R. Gary BlackR.Gary Black
Professional Engineer and Architecture Professor, University of California, Berkeley, President of strawbale architecture firm, Integrated Structures, Inc.

Jared BlumenfeldJared Blumenfeld
Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Darren BoutonDarren Bouton
Manager, Sustainable Communities, PG&E

Andrew Bowerbank
Executive Director World Green Building Council, Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter

Gail Brager, PHD
UC Berkeley, Center for the Built Environment

Deitmar Brand
President, Green Home Center

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
Consultant, Masry & Vititoe, and President, Brockovich Research & Consulting

SethBrownSeth Brown
Co-Founder, The Next American City

Angela Browne-MillerAngela Browne-Miller
Director, Metaxis Institute

Peter BruckPeter Bruck
Building Official, City of Rohnert Park

Karl Bruskotter
Environmental Programs Analyst, City of Santa Monica

Helen Burt
Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, PG&E


Josiah CainJosiah Cain
Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer, Rana Creek Living Architecture

Sharon Campbell
Teacher, Redwood Middle School

Jim Carney
Senior Management Advisor, PMC

Brenda Victoria CastilloBrenda Victoria Castillo
Director, West Coast Community Affairs, A+ for Energy: BP Energy conservation program

Rich ChienRich Chien
Residential Green Building Coordinator, SF Environment

Heather ChristensenHeather Christensen
Principal, Panergetics LLC

Amy Christopherson BoltenAmy Christopherson Bolten
Director of Community Relations, Christopherson Homes

Woodrow Clark
Energy Director, Los Angeles Community College District

Deborah CoburnDeborah Coburn
Design Consultant, Naturally Inspired

Rebecca Coffman
Landscape Architect, Rebecca Coffman Landscape Architects

Raymond ColeRaymond Cole
Professor, School of Architecture, University of British Columbia

Gord CookeGord Cooke
Trainer & Marketing Specialist, Building Knowledge

Stuart Cooley
Energy Efficiency Engineer, City of Santa Monica

Tom CooperTom Cooper
Principal, Environmental Design & Research, Kaiser Permanente

Vince Cord
President, Polytech Environmental

Mary CordaroMary Cordaro
President & Founder of H3Environmental, Certified Bau-Biologist, Healthy Home Consultant

Nathaniel CorumNathaniel Corum
Design Director, Indigenous Community Enterprises / Architecture for Humanity

Marianne CusatoMarianne Cusato
Designer, Cusato Cottages, LLC


Deborah Lynn DaddDebra Lynn Dadd
Author, Home Safe Home

Cheryl DahleCheryl Dahle
West Coast Bureau Chief, Blue Egg

Kevin DanaherKevin Danaher
Co-founder, Global Exchange

Cyane DandridgeCyane Dandridge
Executive Director, Strategic Energy Innovations

Darrel DeBoer
Architect, DeBoer Architects

Shannon Del VecchioShannon Del Vecchio
Feng Shui & Interior Design, Tranquil Spaces Design Group

Michael Dieden
Principal, Creative Housing Associates

Kathy DiehlKathy Diehl
Regional ENERGY STAR Program

David DobereinerDavid Dobereiner
Principal, David Dobereiner, Architect

Justin Dunning
Partner/Manager, California Green Builder


Steve EasleySteve Easley
Construction Consultant, S C Easley & Associates

Ann EdminsterAnn Edminster
Principal, Design AVEnues

Andres EdwardsAndres Edwards
President, EduTracks & Author: The Sustainability Revolution

David EisenbergDavid Eisenberg
Co-founder and Director, The Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Co-author, The Straw Bale House

Larry Eisenberg
Executive Director, Los Angeles Community College District

Charles Eley
Executive Director, Collaborative For High Performance Schools

Peter EricksonPeter Erickson
Green and Solar Residential Developer, Urban Fund, Inc.

Judi EttingerJudi Ettlinger
Director Of Marketing, Polaris, Inc.


Tom Feegel
Chief of Staff, Live Earth

Jill FehrenbacherJill Fehrenbacher
Publisher, Inhabitat

Kari FosterKari Foster
Interior Designer, Associates 3

David FraserDavid Fraser
Founding Principal, Panergetics LLC

Eric Corey FreedEric Corey Freed
Architect, LEED AP and Principal, OrganicARCHITECT

Ray Freedell
Area Manager, Promethean

Gil FriendGil Friend
CEO, Natural Logic


Jennifer GadielJennifer Gadiel
Interior Designer, LEED AP, Kwan Henmi Architecture Planning, Inc.

Bill GallagherBill Gallagher

Pete GangPete Gang
Principal, LEED AP, Common Sense Design

Gillian Garro
Co-founder, Larmon Garro

Patricia GaylorPatricia Gaylor
Interior Designer, Eco Designs by Patricia Gaylor

Gary GerberGary Gerber
President & Cofounder, Sun Light and Power

Brian GittBrian Gitt
Executive Director, Build It Green

Diane GlennDiane Glenn
Owner, The Construction Consultants

Steve GlennSteve Glenn
CEO, LivingHomes

Lee GlicksteinLee Glickstein
Founder, Speaking Circles International

Matt GoldenMatt Golden
President, Sustainable Spaces

Kira GouldKira Gould
Director of Communications, William McDonough + Partners, Co-author, Women in Green

Allen GreenAllen Green
Principal, Green Planning

Nick Greene
Healthy Home Consultant, Eco-Terric

Dan Gregory
Sunset Magazine Publisher, Sunset

Robyn Griggs-LawrenceRobyn Griggs-Lawrence
Editor-in-Chief, Natural Home Magazine

Brad GuyBrad Guy
President, Building Materials Reuse Association


Tarek HalimTarek Halim
Builder and Principal, EcotopiArc Design and Build

Jay HallJay Hall, PhD
Director of Research, Building Knowledge

Ian HannaIan Hanna
Director – Northwest Certified Forestry

Eric R. HansenEric R. Hansen, PhD
President, Economic Transformations Group

Rich Harley
Sales Representative, Beronio

Patrick HayesPatrick Hayes
Recyling Program Specialist, City of Oakland

Jim HeidJim Heid
Founder, Urban Green

Kristen Heinen
Assistant Director, CHPS, Inc.

Criag HenritzyCraig Henritzy
Principal, The Studio Of Indigenous Designs

Debbie HindmanDebbie Hindman
Marketing Coordinator, Associates III Interior Design

Alec Hoffmann
Green Building Coordinator, County of Marin

Paul HollandPaul Holland
Foundation Capital

Lance HoseyLance Hosey
Director, William McDonough + Partners, Co-author, Women in Green

Amily HuangAmily Huang
Registered Architect / Faculty, City College of San Francisco


Tony Irons AIA
Deputy General Manager of Capital Projects, City and County of San Francisco

Mike ItalianoMike Italiano
CEO, Market Transformation to Sustainability, Founder/Director/CEO Board, USGBC


Alistair Jackson
Project Associate, O'Brien and Company

Bob JohansenBob Johansen
IFTF Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, FAIA
Senior Manager of Architecture & Design Marketing, Whirlpool

Stephen JohnsonStephen L. Johnson
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

David JohnstonDavid Johnston
President, Whats Working, Inc.

Renner JohnstonRenner Johnston
Associate, Mogavero Notestine

Van JonesVan Jones, Esq.
Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Shyam KannanShyam Kannan
Vice President - Director of Research and Development, RCLCO

Michael KannelosMichael Kannelos
News Editor, CNET

Miriam KarellMiriam Karell
Sustainability Strategist, Three Point Vision

Michelle KaufmannMichelle Kaufmann
Principal, Michelle Kaufmann Designs

Paul KephartPaul Kephart
Exective Director, Rana Creek

Mike KerwinMike Kerwin
Lorax Development

Bruce KingBruce King
Director, Founder and Structural Engineer, Ecological Building Network Author, Buildings of Earth and Straw and Making Better Concrete

Gary KleinGary Klein
Project Manager, CA Energy Commission

Phil KlinePhil Kline
President, Kline Construction

Katrin Klingenberg
Architect, e-co lab

Dan Knapp
Executive Director, Urban Ore

John KoellerJohn Koeller
P.E., California Urban Water Conservation Council

Sheri KoonesSheri Koones
Author & Journalist - SBIC, NAREE, ASJA, Self

George KosterGeorge Koster
Realtor, Century 21 Tahoe Sierra Real Estate Associates

Piper KujacPiper Kujac
Co-Chair, Northern California Chapter, USGBC'S Emerging Green Builders

Kate KurtzKate Kurtz
Soil Scientist, Soil Control Lab


Mark LaLiberteMark LaLiberte
Building Science Specialist and Trainer, Building Knowledge

Joe Lambert
Executive Director, Center for Digital Storytelling

Miriam LandmanMiriam Landman
Green building advisor and writer, M. Landman Communications & Consulting

Debra Lane
Water Conservation and Irrigation Manager, Cagwin & Dorward Landscape Contractors

Heather LarsonHeather Larson
California Multifamily New Homes Program Manager

Ryan LeBlancRyan LeBlanc
Resident Renewable Energy Instructor, Solar Living Institute, Founder, Natural Energy Works

Cate LegerCate Leger
Principal, Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Steve Lehtonen
Executive Vice President, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of California

Tom LentTom Lent
Policy Director, Healthy Building Network

Hal LevinHal Levin
Research Architect, Building Ecology Research Group

Forrest Linebarger
Principal, Vox Design Group

Mike LipkeMike Lipke
President, Trillium Pacific

Bobbie LippiattBobbie Lippiatt
Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Eugene LisaEugene Lisa
VP Sales & Marketing, Verde Interior Products

Peter LiuPeter Liu
Founder and Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank

Eric LoebelEric Loebel
Director of Business Development, Sustainable Industries Journal

Dietmar LorenzDietmar Lorenz
Associate, Daniel Smith and Associates Architects

Ron LoveridgeRonald Loveridge
Mayor, City of Riverside, CA

Hunter LovinsHunter Lovins
Founder & President, Natural Capitalism

Janie LoweJanie Lowe
Co-founder, YOLO Colorhouse

Ann LudwigAnn Ludwig
Consultant, Project Management Consulting


Duncan MacKenzieDuncan MacKenzie
FSC Marketing, Natural Forest Distribution

Donald MacNaughtonDonald MacNaughton
Zoned in Performance

Nancy MaloneNancy Malone
AIA, Siegel & Strain Architects

Vivian ManascVivian Manasc
Senior Principal, Manasc Isaac Architects

Jane Martin
Director, Plant*SF

Bob MassaroBob Massaro
CEO, Healthy Buildings Management Group, Inc.

Michael MattioliMichael Mattioli
Creator and Producer of "Remodel 2030", Hi-fi Productions

Marsha MaytumMarsha Maytum
Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Ed MazriaEd Mazria
Founder, Architecture 2030
Author, The Passive Solar Energy Book

Connie McCullahConnie McCullah
Principal, Odin's Hammer

Dennis McCullah
Principal, Odin's Hammer

Michael McCutcheonMichael McCutcheon
President, McCutcheon Construction, Inc

Richard McFarlandRichard McFarland
President, TerraMai - Reclaimed Woods from Around the World

Loren McIrvin
Allied Landscape Services

Stephen MillerStephen Miller
Program Director, Strategic Energy Innovations

Murray MilneMurray Milne
Research Professor, UCLA Dept. of Archtiecture and Urban Design

Melissa Mizell
Senior Associate, Interior Design, Gensler

David Mogavero
Principal, Mogavero Notestine Associates

Michael Murray
President, Lucid Design Group


Jeanne Nader
Program Manager, StopWaste.Org

Tony Napolitano
Publisher, Smart HomeOwner Magazine

Wayne NastriWayne Nastri
Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9,

Chris NelderChris Nelder
Energy Consultant/Writer

Craig Nikitas
Senior Planner, Director's Office, San Francisco Planning Department


Brigitta Olsen
Dr., Green Living Design

Jeff Ordway
Manager of Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

Sherri Osaka
Founder, Sustainable Landscape Designs


Andrew Packer
Acorn Landscaping

Tom PaladinoTom Paladino
President, Paladino and Company, Inc.

Sergio PalleroniSergio Palleroni
Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Mark PalmerMark Palmer
Municipal Green Building Coordinator, City of San Francisco, SF Environment

Jeff Panasiti
Division President, Lennar Sacramento

Shannon Parry
Senior Environmental Analyst, City of Santa Monica

Joanie ParsonsJoanie Parsons
President, Parsons Public Relations

Michael Pastryk
President, Liberty Valley Doors

Guy PattersonGuy Patterson
Housing Planner, Resort Municipality of Whistler

Jason PelletierJason Pelletier
Co-Founder, Low Impact Living, Inc.

Peter PfeifferPeter Pfeiffer
Founding Principal, Barley & Pfeiffer Architects

Ken Pieper
Builder, Ken Pieper and Associates

Emily PillotonEmily Pilloton
Managing Editor, Inhabitat

George PiresGeorge Pires
SenSenior Loan Consultant, Princeton Capital

Melvin PomerantzMelvin Pomerantz

Janet Pomeroy
Values-Driven Marketing Strategist

Charlie PopeckCharlie Popeck
President, Green Ideas

Dave PorterDave Porter, MIRM
First Vice President Northwest Division Builder Manager, Countrywide Home Loans, National Builder Divison

John ProctorJohn Proctor
President, Proctor Engineering

Patti PurcellPatti Purcell



Steve RaneySteve Raney

Debbie RaphaelDebbie Raphael
Toxics Reduction/Green Building Program Manager, SF Department of the Environment

Irene RawlingsIrene Rawlings
Editor, Mountan Living Magazine

Larry RedaliaLarry Redalia
Builder, DLD Communications

Robert Reed
Director of Corporate Communications Norcal Waste Systems

Richard RegisterRichard Register
President, Ecocity Builders

Ted ReiffTed Reiff
Executive Director, The Reuse People Of America

Marc RichmondMarc Richmond
President, Practica Consulting

Kristen RitchieKirsten Ritchie
Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler Architecture Design & Planning Worldwide

Greg Roberts
Producer, The Green Festival

Jennifer RobertsJennifer Roberts
Author, Good Green Kitchens

Laura Rodormer
Commercial Green Building Coordinator, Department of the Environment, SF Environment

Sean RodriguesSean Rodrigues
Principal, Northstreet Partners, LLC

Timothy Rood
Principal, AICP Architect

Betsy RosenbergBetsy Rosenberg
Host, Eco Talk

David Rousseau
Principal, Archemy Consulting Ltd

Kevin RowellKevin Rowell
International Program Director, Kleiwerks International

Zany Rumon
Consultant, The Green Home Center of San Francisco


Kevin SalwenKevin Salwen
Co-Founder of Motto Media

Jill Savery, M.E.M.
Sustainability Adviser, PMC

Richard Scarborough
President, Environmental Testing and Solutions

Kif Scheuer
Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations

Carrie SchluterCarrie Schluter
Principal, p3 Media

Laurie Schoeman
Living Classroom Project Manager, Literacy for Environmental Justice

Stephen ScottStephen Scott
Western Regional Manager, EMF Migration

James Seligman
Documentary Filmmaker, Kaweah Cottage

Bill SempleBill Semple
Senior Researcher Sustainable Housing Policy and Research, CMHC

Ingrid Severson
Lead Organizer, Rooftop Resource Project, Bay Localize

Carl SevilleCarl Seville
Principal, Seville Consulting

Anita SharpeAnita Sharpe
Co-Founding Editor, Motto Magazine

David Shearer
Chief Scientist, California Environmental Associates

James SheppardJames Sheppard
President, Vetrazzo, LLC

Jenny ShoreJenny Shore
Mortgage Planner, Alternative Mortgage Sources

David Sibbet
President, Grove Design & Consulting Services

Henry SiegelHenry Siegel
Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects

Michael SigalaMichael Sigala
Manager, City of Fresno

Donald SimonDonald Simon
Attorney, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

Jim SimonJim Simon
Green Mortgage Broker, CMG Mortgage Services

Cameron SinclairCameron Sinclair
Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity
Author, Design Like You Give A Damn

Carl SmithCarl Smith
CEO, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Dan SmithDan Smith
Principal Architect, Daniel Smith and Associates Architects

Chris StantonChris Stanton
CEO and Strategic Advisor, KSG Transform

Katherine SteeleKatherine Steele
Founder, Urban Permaculture Guild

Alex SteffenAlex Steffen
Editor and Director, Worldchanging

Annette StelmackAnnette Stelmack
Founder/Eco-Consultant/Author, Associates 3/Inspirit Design

Tom Steinbach
Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance

Michelle StephensMichelle Stephens
Realtor, Ford/Zephyr Real Estate

RK StewartRK Stewart
President, American Institute of Architects,

Greg StineGreg Stine
CEO and President, Polaris, Inc.

Beatrice StonebanksBeatrice Stonebanks
Publisher, Builder Architect Magazine

Larry StrainLarry Strain
Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects

Jeffrey Summerville
Project Manager, Strategic Energy Innovations

John Suppes
President, Clarum Homes

Sarah SusankaSarah Susanka
Author, The Not So Big House
Architect, Susanka Studios

Sarah SuttonSarah Sutton
Principal, Design Community & Environment

Geoff SyphersGeoff Syphers
Chief Sustainability Officer, Codding Enterprises


Nabih TahanNabih Tahan
Principal, Nabih Tahan, AIA, MRIAI

Katie TamonyKatie Tamony
Editor in Chief, Sunset

Greg ThorsonGreg Thorson
CEO and Founder, Environmental Lights

Anni TiltAnni Tilt
Principal, Arkin Tilt

Wendy TimmonsWendy Timmons
Principal, p3 Media

Lianne TobiasLeanne Tobias
Founder and Principal, Malachite LLC

John ToddJohn Todd
Founder, Ocean Arks International

Babik Jacinto TondreBabak Jacinto Tondre
Permaculture/Builder/Social Justice Activist, Cofounder of Ecohouse/Ecology Center

Ray Tonjes
Chair of the green building sub-committee, National Association of Home Builders

Anne TorneyAnne Torney
Architect, WRT/Solomon E.T.C.

Eugene TsuiEugene Tsui, AIA, NCARB, APA, Ph.D.
Principal, Tsui Design & Research, Inc.


Susan Ubbelohde
Professor, Partner, UC Berkeley / Loisos+Ubbelohde

Kristin UnderwoodKristin Underwood
Writer, TreeHugger

Wanda UrbanskaWanda Urbanska
Host/Producer, Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska Public Television Series


Sim Van der RynSim Van der Ryn
Author, Ecological Design, Former State Architect

Cyril VanbattenCyril Vanbatten
Owner and Founder, Mediterranean Colors

Carol VenoliaCarol Venolia
Architect; EcoDwelling Director, New College; coauthor of Natural Remodeling

W - Z 

David WaldorfDavid Waldorf
Senior Associate/Project Manager, OrganicARCHITECT

Karl WanaseljaKarl Wanaselja
SeniorArchitect, Leger Wanalselja Architecture

Vicki WarrenVicki Warren
Program Director, International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology (IBE)

Chris WaughChris Waugh
Practice Lead, Consumer Experience Design, IDEO

Bill WeihlBill Weihl
Green Energy Czar, Google

Bryan WelchBryan Welch
Publisher and Editorial Director, Ogden Publications

Pam WellnerPamela Wellner
Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission

Eric WerlingEric Werling
Indoor Environments Division, EPA

Sam WhiteSam White
Vice President of Business Development, Solar Turbine Group

Peter WhiteleyPeter Whiteley
Senior Writer, Sunset Publishing

Jake WhiteleyJake Whiteley
Principal, Northstreet Partners, LLC

Phil WilliamsPhil Williams
Vice President, Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Green Building, Webcor Builders

Alex WilsonAlex Wilson
Founder & President, Building Green, Inc.

Paul Wingate
Director of Sustainable Technologies, tlc Capital Solutions

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
Chief Visionary Officer and Co-Founder, Apple Computer

Orit Yanai
Principal, Orit Yanai, Inc

Peter YostPeter Yost
Residential Program Manager, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Virginia YoungVirginia Young
Co-founder, YOLO Colorhouse

Jori Zimmerman
West Coast Residential Sales Manager, Conergy

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