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Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow, EcoDistricts AP, LFA

Director of Sustainability


Most organizations are creating Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports to look at their carbon and energy footprints. They’re establishing new goals to reduce those footprints and help the environment and look at their commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

I want our team to be able to speak with them about clear, deployable strategies that can help them achieve their ESG, CSR and SDG goals. Let’s instill in them a vision for how they can achieve their first net-zero energy-building, or their first carbon-neutral campus. Let’s get bold in how we lead others to a resilient, regenerative future. That’s the kind of “good trouble” I see us getting into on a daily basis!

Good trouble is what Eric Corey Freed, our Sustainability Director, has been getting into throughout his career. His unique combination of practical experience, academic research and thought leaders thinking helps positions him to champion and optimize our firm’s commitment to sustainability in all of its embodiments: how we design buildings, talk about them, operate our own sustainable business practices, and strengthen our overall commitment to corporate responsibility. 

A recognized and inspirational voice, Eric has authored 11 books on sustainable building design, has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times and CNN to HGTV, Good Morning America and Sundance Channel, and has facilitated sustainable design workshops and discussions for more than 300,000 people. A practicing architect with an emphasis on urban design, Eric has contributed to the design of more than 40 LEED and net-zero projects, consulted on hundred more, and been named one of the 10 Most Influential Green Architects.