Alistair Jackson


Principal, Owner


American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) Accredited Professional
Built Green Verifier
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)
ENERGY STAR Verifier and Performance Tester
Green Communities Charrette Facilitator
LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, Homes
LEED for Homes Green Rater/QAD
LEED for Homes Faculty

Concentrations & Specialties

High performance multifamily buildings, affordable housing, education and training


Alistair has worked in the field of sustainability for more than 20 years, with a focus on sustainable development of the built environment since 2001. Alistair leads O’Brien & Company’s residential services team, who provide feasibility analysis, design support and facilitation, verification and performance testing for residential projects. Alistair is the Certifier and senior consultant for O’Brien & Company’s role as Provider for LEED for Homes certification in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Alistair has developed educational curricula and spoken at numerous green building Conferences, including West Coast Green, Affordable Comfort Northwest, and Built Green. He has delivered green building presentations, trainings and workshops across the US, and is a LEED for Homes Faculty member for the USGBC. LEED Faculty are highly trained in both green building practice and instructional methods.

Best green advice

Be really clear about what you want from your building, then don’t give up until you get it – there’s always another way.

Books on my desk

Diary of an Ecobuilder by Will Anderson

Favorite green building

I have a lot of favorites from England, The Eden Project in Cornwall, BedZed in London and the Downland Gridshell at the Weald and Downland Museum