Melissa is the primary liaison to federal, state and local agencies as they green their building portfolios by implementing the LEED Green Building Rating System. Melissa is also responsible for the creation of programs that facilitate peer-to-peer interaction within this crucial market. This includes the development of tools and resources specific to the sectors as well as speaking at conferences across the country to provide education on green building.
Previously, Melissa was a Presidential Management Fellow with the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As a program specialist with DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program, she set policy on health and safety specifically on lead paint and mold growth in housing.
The drive to make government facilities more energy and resource efficient is an important force in the green building movement and offers significant opportunities for business that partner with city, state and federal agencies in their efforts.