The Champion: Sara Neff, Vice President of Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation

The Mentor: Russell Perry, Director of Sustainable Design at SmithGroupJJR

The Inventor: Davida Herzl, CEO & Co-Founder of Aclima

The Unsung Hero: William (Bill) Updike, Chief of the Green Building & Climate Branch, Department of Energy & the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia


2015 Finalists

The Inventor

Donnel Baird, CEO, BlocPower

*Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima

Peter Rumsey, Founder and CEO, Point Energy Innovations

Stacy H. Smedley, CEO and Co-Founder, SEED Collaborative

Dr. Avideh Zakhor, CEO, Indoor Reality


The Unsung Hero

Eden Brukman, Founder and Principal, Concenter Solutions

Sara Cederberg, Technical Director of LEED, United States Green Building Council

Chateau Hough Urban Agriculture Zone in Cleveland, Ohio

Wes Sullens, Green Building Program Manager, StopWaste of Alameda County

*William (Bill) Updike, Chief of Green Building & Climate Branch, Department of Energy & Environment, The Government of The District of Columbia

The Champion

Ralph DiNola, CEO, New Buildings Institute

Eugenia Gregorio, Director of Corporate Responsibility, The Tower Companies

Fulya Kocak, Director of Sustainability, Clark Construction

*Sara Neff, Vice President of Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Anthony Ravitz, Real Estate and Workplace Services Green Team Lead, Google


Mike Dieterich, Sustainability Manager, Renew and Sustain

Lee Dunfee, Senior Vice President of East Engineering Operations, Cushman & Wakefield

Sukanya Paciorek, Executive Vice President, Head of Asset Management, Brooklyn Navy Yard

*Russell Perry, Director of Sustainable Design, SmithGroupJJR

David Summers, Principal, LA Mechanical Department Head, Glumac


* recipients of The first annual BOLD Awards