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Elizabeth Cordero is the principal of Green Building Consulting, based in Oakland California.  Ms. Cordero is a practicing architect and sustainability consultant, working on institutional, educational, and commercial projects across the country.  With a particular interest in the process that integrated design plays in each project, she leads team efforts to produce strategic, systemic, sustainable design.

Ms. Cordero has been a featured speaker, moderator, and peer reviewer at the U.S. Green Building Council’s International Greenbuild Conference.  She has served as a judge for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Building Awards and is a regular presenter at industry conferences.  Presentation venues include the Green Schools National Conference, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Building Energy Conference, New Ecology Regional Sustainable Development Forum, AMC Boston Conservation Committee, Urban Land Institute, Boston Society of Architects, San Jose State University, Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Green Roundtable, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and MIT.

She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic University and a Master of Science in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She is a member of the Boston Society of Architects, Society of Building Science Educators, U.S. Green Building Council, Collaborative for High Performance Schools and a founding member of the Coalition for Environmentally Environmental Conventions.

Two years ago she completed the 500-mile Camino de Santiago trek across northern Spain, and has since taken training to become a hospitalero, which is host volunteer at a pilgrim hostel.