Jun 17, 2020
James brings project management, commissioning and sustainability consulting experience to the Elementa Engineering team. His strong connection to water and nature, fostered by his love of surfing, led him to explore a career in sustainability. After implementing an award-winning sustainability program at Forbes-rated five-star hotel focused on energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability education projects, James has transitioned to a career as a sustainability consultant and commissioning agent.
James strives to support his clients by understanding their needs and developing strong relationships, resulting in buildings and spaces that are loved and enjoyed by those who occupy them. He enjoys the challenge each project brings, from water and energy efficiency to healthy materials. He has worked on many “deep green” projects including the Living Building Challenge targeted Gulf State Park Interpretive Center and Zero Net Energy targeted TreeHouse Sustainable Home Improvement Store.
“When I was younger I didn't take chances on things because I didn't think I was prepared and I was maybe afraid of failure. I look back now and I see how much that held me back because anytime I've taken on a big challenge, it's really just taught me how much I'm capable of and you have to be your own champion. You have to believe in yourself.”
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