Building a Career in Sustainable Design: A Conversation with Camp Boyd and GBES

Posted by AEC Marketing Team on December 8, 2020

Green Building Matters Podcast GBES Deltek November 2020

Architecture enthusiasts and podcast listeners: here’s a new podcast episode to add to your queue this month.

Camp Boyd, Deltek’s resident architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sustainable design and specifications expert, recently had the opportunity to sit down with Charlie Cichetti of Green Building Education Services (GBES) and Green Building Matters Podcast. GBES was founded in 2007 and focuses on advancing green building through education, training and leadership.

Between Camp and Charlie, there are a lot of green building certifications and acronyms to keep track of. Charlie is a LEED Fellow and WELL AP. Camp is accredited in LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Parksmart and has experience with Energy Star, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE), TRUE, SITES, Green Classroom, Green Globes, and more.

Discover Camp’s earliest introduction into architecture, how education and business mentors helped influence her career path, and ultimately, how she ended up working for a software company developing critical specification content for AIA MasterSpec®.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What it’s like to be a LEED consultant.
  • How a cup of coffee and networking can change your career path.
  • How architects and designers influence occupant health.
  • How green building is now more accessible for firms of all sizes.
  • Best practices for producing specifications with sustainability requirements.
  • Essential reading for professionals pursuing a career in sustainable design.

Writing Sustainability Specs with Camp Boyd

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Our favorite takeaway:

“When the green building movement started, it was so much about how we are using the land? Can we minimize the use of the land and conserve natural habitats? Can we pick materials that have a reduced impact and are recycled, that aren't traveling from the other side of the world that are rapidly renewable, things like that?

But as the years go by, [and particularly in light of the pandemic], we are starting to see a shift to focus on occupant health. Because people do spend so much of their time in buildings.” – Camp Boyd

Making Sustainable Design Projects a Reality

If your firm is working toward incorporating more sustainable design practices into upcoming building projects, reach out to the Deltek Specification Solutions team of experts. MasterSpec® content developers work year-round to make sure specifying to sustainable standards and certifications is stress-free and manageable for building projects large and small. You might also be interested in brand new research conducted by the American Institute of Architects and Deltek on the topic of sustainable design and product selection. Click here to access the free 55-page report: Sustainability in the Architect's Journey to Specification.

About Camp: Camp Boyd (AAIA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Amb., Parksmart Adv.) is the Sustainability Specialist for Deltek. She updates and expands the sustainability content within MasterSpec to make rating system requirements more accessible to project teams. With over a decade of industry experience and hundreds of green building projects completed, Camp is dedicated to creating healthy indoor environments while conserving resources and protecting the planet.

About Charlie: Charlie Cichetti (WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes) is a leader in the green building industry. He has built a career around green building services, and leads two companies that hold sustainability leadership as core values — Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) and Green Building Education Services (GBES). Both companies allow him the opportunity to put his high-level of LEED expertise and accreditation to work. Cichetti has led many projects to LEED Gold, and even several to the highest mark: Platinum. Charlie’s LEED clients have ranged from JLL, JP Morgan Asset Management, and Morgan Stanley, to the Army Corp of Engineers and various school systems. Cichetti was one of the first professionals to hold all of the new LEED credentials. He has facilitated online and in-person training sessions that have helped tens of thousands of professionals obtain LEED accreditation.