Sam Pobst, LEED AP
USGBC LEED Faculty™
Eco Metrics LLC, Principal and Founder
Grand Rapids, MI
Sam Pobst is the founder of Eco Metrics LLC, a green building
consulting firm established in 2005 to serve the growing demand for
sustainable building design and construction. Eco Metrics is a national
coalition of green building consultants with expertise in diverse areas of
green building specialties, collaborating to develop tools and expertise
to advance our organization.
Sam has a degree in Construction Management from Michigan State
University, has over 35 years of experience in the commercial
construction industry, and is a licensed contractor in the State of
He was a founding member of the US Green Building Council West
Michigan Chapter, serving two terms as Chair, is Past Chair of the
USGBC Heartland Regional Council, and is a former member of the
USGBC Chapter Steering Committee.
He is a LEED® Accredited Professional with specialties in O+M, BD+C,
and ID+C, a member of the USGBC LEED Faculty™, a Certified
Professional Constructor (CPC), a certified Green Advantage (GA)
Trainer, and a certified Dynamic Governance (DG) facilitator.
Sam has consulted on over 20 LEED projects, and brings a practical
perspective to the economics of green building as a businessman with
a construction and development background. For more information
Peter Doo, AIA, LEED AP
Doo Consulting, Principal
Peter is a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability
Commission and a member of the State of Maryland Green Building
Council. He is credited with founding the Maryland Chapter of USGBC
headquartered in Baltimore and served as its first president. He is Past-
Chair of the North East Corridor Regional Council of the US Green
Building Council and served on the USGBC National Chapter Steering
Committee at that time. Peter co-chaired the Baltimore City Green
Building Taskforce, and is a past president of the Baltimore Chapter of
the American Institute of Architects.
As an architect, Peter has designed LEED certified, LEED registered,
and net-zero energy projects. He brings this experience to assist
design teams in developing creative, project specific and appropriate
strategies for sustainability. He assists clients in crafting policy and
implementation plans for achieving sustainability goals and assists
project teams in the LEED certification process for their green buildings
under all of the LEED rating systems.
Peter’s passions are gardening and golf, sometimes simultaneously.
Lorraine Doo, LEED AP, MSW, MPH
Doo Consulting, Principal
Lorraine specializes in the public health impacts of the built
environment, providing education and guidance to health care facilities
managers interested in developing and implementing environmental
management and sustainability programs.
Lorraine Chair’s the Health Care Committee for the USGBC Maryland
Chapter, is an ambassador for the Baltimore City Sustainability
Commission, and makes presentations to community organizations on
the Commission’s behalf. She is a member of International Facilities
Management Association (IFMA) and the Federal government’s
Integrated Sustainability Work Group.
Lorraine is very fond of her garden in spring and summer, of canning
the fruits of her labor in the fall, and making art whenever she can.
Lance Tarbell, RA, LEED AP
Lance is a LEED project manager at Doo Consulting, LLC. Lance’s
experience includes project team coordination and project
management for multiple project types and LEED rating systems,
including New Construction and Major Renovations, Core & Shell, and
Commercial Interiors. His work focuses on LEED documentation,
coordination, and review.
Lance holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Prior to
joining Doo Consulting, His previous experience spanned design and
construction administration services including project team
coordination, on site observation for conformance with contract
documents, and submittal review for Marks, Thomas Architects. Lance
is a member of AIA Baltimore where he serves as Chair of the
Committee in the Environment and member of USGBC Maryland
Chapter where he serves on the Events Committee. He also enjoys
sharing outdoor adventures with his son as an Assistant Den Leader
for Cub Scouts.
James Dirkes, PE, LEED AP, CxA
Building Performance Team, President
Grand Rapids, MI
Jim began commissioning buildings in the 1980’s as a Senior Engineer
of Facility Planning for the University of Michigan. His department
commissioned over 20 buildings, saving millions for the University
operating fund. He moved to the private sector in the 1990s, as the
technical director for a highly respected regional HVAC equipment
manufacturer, becoming VP of Sales and then VP of R&D.
Jim has authored and developed numerous technical articles. He has
been a member of an ANSI Technical Advisory Group, and Chairman of
the GAMA Direct-fired Heating Division. He holds a patent for an HVAC
control concept for direct-fired heating equipment, and is an
internationally recognized authority on the performance of direct-fired
heating equipment and industrial HVAC.
Jim has been known to use his 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
to persuade obstinate equipment to perform to expectations. To our
knowledge, he has never used this technique on a contractor, but he
does teach at the local YMCA.
Renae Hesselink, LEED AP
Nichols Paper, Director of Sustainability
SustainAble Solutions a Division of Nichols Paper, CEO
Renae has worked with numerous clients in the health care,
commercial office space, K-12, higher education, lodging, and
manufacturing industries around Michigan to develop and implement
Green Cleaning Programs to meet LEED requirements. She is
affiliated with many sustainability organizations in Michigan including:
Grand Rapids Community Sustainable Partnership, Muskegon Area
Sustainability Coalition, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum,
Northwest Sustainable Business Forum, and is a founding member of
the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.
Renae is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council West
Michigan Chapter, is current Chapter Chair, and current Chair of the
Green School Advocacy Circle. She is on the advisory board for MiBiz’
s Triple Bottom Line news section. She has worked for many years
with The Ashkin Group, leaders of the Green Cleaning movement and
Steve Ashkin author of the Green Cleaning standards for LEED EB
Renae is the internal project manager for Nichols’ pursuit of LEED EB
O+M for their home office. Nichols submitted the project with an
expectation of receiving certification at a Gold level in 2010.
Korinne Haeffel, LEED AP
Eco Metrics Wisconsin Regional Manager
Blue Marble LLC, President,
Korinne recently joined the Eco Metrics Coalition to pursue her
longstanding interest in improving the built environment. She was
drawn to the Eco Metrics guiding principle of restorative design,
construction, and operating standards as a fundamental working theory
for her practice, and she embraces the intellectual challenge of leading
the building movement.
She has a BS degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in
Architectural Studies. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a
Construction Document Technologist (CDT). Korinne has a
background in healthcare design and understands the benefits a
healthy environment can provide. She is an instructor for the nationally
recognized Building Operators Certification Program and is part-time
faculty at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Korinne is on the Riveredge Nature Center Board of Directors, is
Secretary on the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance Board of Directors,
and is the Education Chair for the US Green Building Council’s
Heartland Regional Council. As a representative on the USGBC
Heartland Regional Council, she contributed to the LEEDv3 2009
Regional Priority Credits for Wisconsin.
Korinne is a sucker for puppies and volunteers way too much time at
the local animal shelter. She is also an expert at Wii Bass Pro
Eco Metrics Nebraska Regional Manager
FBG Service Corporation, Director of Sustainability
Barbara Luna is the Marketing and Sustainability Director for FBG
Service Corporation. FBG is a janitorial and facility management
company with seven branch offices that provide green cleaning, and
from their corporate offices in Omaha, provide facility management
services nationwide. She is serving her fourth year on the board of the
USGGBC Nebraska's Flatwater Chapter and serving her fourth year as
their USGBC Regional Representative.
Barbara also serves on the board of the International Facility
Management Association (IFMA) Utilities Council as the VP of Programs
and Education. FBG provides facility services to many utility
companies and works with them on sustainability programs and training.
Adele Houghton, LEED AP, AIA
Adele Houghton Consulting, President
Adele served as Project Manager and Pilot Project Coordinator of the
Green Guide for Health Care from 2005 to 2008. Recognized as a
leader in a health-based approach to sustainability, particularly in the
healthcare industry, Adele lectures widely across the country on behalf
of Adele Houghton Consulting, LLC and as a LEED Faculty™ member.
Key publications include Journal of Environmental Health, HERD
(Health Environments Research & Design) Journal, Healthcare Design
Magazine, Facility Care, and eco-structure.
Adele continues to build her credentials in environmental health
through participation in the National Environmental Public Health
Leadership Institute through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, first as a fellow in the 2008-2009 cycle and continuing in
the 2009-2010 cycle as a Mentor.
Adele is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas; a member of the
American Institute of Architects (AIA); a member of the Austin, TX,
Chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE); and, a
member of the Balcones Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Adele Houghton Consulting, LLC is a member of the national U.S.
Green Building Council.
Eco Metrics LLC
Building Performance Team