Senior Sustainability Consultant from Atlanta: Allison Cunningham

LEED AP BD+C, LEED Project Reviewer, WELL AP: Allison Cunningham

Prior to joining Ecoworks Studio, Allison took a leap and moved from her home state of Indiana to Atlanta, GA to pursue her passion for sustainable design as a consultant for a well-established and nationally recognized sustainable consulting firm. There she quickly assumed the role of primary project manager for several significant projects varying in size, location, LEED Rating System, and LEED Certification level. Currently, as a long-time project manager for Ecoworks Studio, Allison brings a wealth of knowledge from past projects and uses a collaborative and practical approach to guide her projects to reach their sustainability and certification goals. Allison is a member of the USGBC Georgia Chapter and is an on-going member of the USGBC Georgia Chapter Atlanta Branch Outreach Committee where she aids in organizing volunteer opportunities and events to promote sustainability and education in the Atlanta and greater Atlanta communities. She also has an Interior Design degree from Purdue University and prior to graduation completed the Industry Cooperative Education Program working for a furniture dealer and interior design firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Show Highlights 

  • Learn creative sustainability solutions to integrating concepts that are in the standards.
  • Allison provides valuable tips on intent of credit when working on large scale and unique projects.
  • Allison shares complexities from her various projects for location and building type.
  • Why you need to utilize the USGBC and GCBI to find alternative solutions that fit LEED and WELL standards?
  • The Pandemic parallel impact on green building.
  • How to pursue a holistic approach to sustainability by forming a bridge between LEED and WELL?

“…when I was new in my career, the expectation of me (and kind of often) was when you’re being graded, when you’re going through school, is to be perfect or to try to be perfect, 100% right? I don’t think that’s how the real world works and you’re going to make mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes often turn out to be the things that you can learn the most from and you result in growing the most. So don’t be afraid to make a mistake.”

-Allison Cunningham

(Transcript Available on here and on the GBES website)

Allison’s Show Resources and Information

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Cradle to Cradle

Ecoworks Studio

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC Chapter Georgia

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