Alistair brings over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable business, merging a deep technical understanding of building performance with first-hand experience of integrating sustainable principles into business practice. He works closely with clients to improve the performance and increase the value of their projects on all three axes of the triple bottom line.
Since 2001, Alistair has focused his interest on defining the value proposition of sustainable development, particularly in the areas of multifamily building and affordable housing. He is committed to the value of a truly integrated project delivery process as a way to deliver desired performance outcomes. From helping developers evaluate the financial return of sustainability strategies, to working with construction teams and building operators to ensure those returns are realized, Alistair brings a big picture perspective, an eye for detail and a pragmatic approach to getting things done.
As a Principal and owner, Alistair oversees 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 Primary Quality Assurance Designee (QAD) and senior consultant for O’Brien & Company’s role as a LEED for Homes Provider.
Alistair is an experienced trainer, facilitator and presenter. He has developed educational curricula to expand industry capacity for high performance buildings and delivered green building presentations, trainings and workshops across the country.
Accreditations, Certifications and Advanced Degrees
LEED AP BD+C, Homes
LEED for Homes Green Rater/QAD
LEED for Home Faculty
RESNET HERS Rater
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)
Built Green Verifier
Green Communities Charrette Facilitator
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) AP
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Certification (RESCAZ)