An email from Nicole:
On October 27th, PLUS will host a Lunch and Learn program about Green Building. Our speaker is Dr. Aurora Sharrard, her bio is below:Dr. Aurora Sharrard manages all of Green Building Alliances (http://www.gbapgh.org/) research projects, most notably for the Green Building Product Initiative, where she manages the Product Innovation Grants and focuses on green labels, certifications, and life cycle assessment. She also manages DASH: Database for Analyzing Sustainable and High Performance Buildings, which is a national effort to create a building metric database for real estate, operational, and occupant-related building metrics. In addition, Aurora assists in facilitating the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative and, upon occasion, provides technical support to Pittsburgh projects. Aurora holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Green Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. Prior to entering graduate school, Ms. Sharrard was a geotechnical engineer in Greater New Orleans. She is a member of the Connect Greenfield’s Steering Committee and volunteers for UPMC’s Living-at-Home Program. She is also one of the youngest members of the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club.