Senior Project Associate
Elly‘s science and engineering background provides her with a holistic and technical approach to building science, conservation programs, and sustainable development advocacy.
Her hands-on construction and field experience helps her creatively and effectively communicate to industry professionals by translating technical information into useful documents and engaging live presentations. She has provided technical assistance, REMRate energy modeling results, performance testing, and project management on numerous Northwest Energy Star and LEED for Homes residential projects. She has developed curriculum and delivered training to hundreds of designers, affordable housing representatives, and subcontractors, and has contributed LEED project assistance and charrette facilitation for multiple commercial, institutional, and affordable housing projects.
In Elly’s role as Senior Project Associate, she is a leader at O’Brien & Company, managing many diverse projects from planning, through design and construction, into occupancy.
Accreditations, Certifications and Advanced Degrees
LEED AP Homes
LEED for Homes Green Rater
RESNET HERS Rater
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)
ENERGY STAR Verifier and Performance Tester
Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP)
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Certification (RESCAZ)
MS Environmental Engineering