Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP


Sustainability + Resilience: Advisory Services

We have made a full and continuing commitment to advancing and promoting analytical approaches dedicated to improving the quality of both natural and built environments. This commitment is evident in US and international participation in the development of sustainability benchmarking systems and in academic and research activities including:

Chair Group in Architectural Pedagogy and Research for the French Ministry of Culture, member of the scientific committee, developing innovative cross-sectoral approaches to the built environment to confront the challenges of climate change. “Habitabilité sur terre : Que peut l'architecture ? - Conversation vulnérabilités”, 2022.

STAR Community Index; Appointed to STAR Technical Advisory Committee to develop sustainable goals, indicators and metrics for entire cities in the United States. 

US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA); Global Change Research Program (GCRP) for Urban Resilience, Steering Committee

US Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Global Sustainable Urbanization Development Indicators by the to develop common language, normative principles, and universal benchmarks around urban sustainability.

Clinton Climate Initiative, Climate Positive Development; Technical Resource Expert.  The Climate Positive public-private projects are intended to be world-class, innovative landmarks of sustainable urban design, architecture and engineering design, exceeding current standards of green energy and waste efficiency, material technologies, and integrated design thinking. Their project-driven mandates hinge on reducing the amount of CO2 emissions to below zero.  

US Green Building Council - LEED 2009 / LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND); Regional Bonus Credit Task Force  Northeast Corridor.  In the new LEED Regional Credit system, each region of the country is divided into environmental zones. In each zone six existing LEED credits are identified that best address the zone’s principal environmental issues. A project that achieves any four of those credits receives an additional point for accreditation.

US Green Building Council - Resilience & Climate Adaptation Working Group; Interdisciplary working group initiated by USGBC Director of Research to develop resilient approaches to the built environment.