Elizabeth Powers

Principal, Commercial

Accreditations, Certifications & Advanced Degrees
  • Fitwel Ambassador, Center for Active Design, 2021
  • ENV SP, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, 2015
  • Emerge Leadership Workshop, 2012
  • LEED® AP, v 2.0, 2002; v 2.1, 2006, v 2.2 2008, BD+C, ID+C, 2010
  • Master studies in Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, 2005-2007
  • Biomimicry and Architecture Certificate, Biomimicry Guild, 2004
  • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Seattle Central Community College, 1999

As a Principal and owner, Elizabeth specializes in the application of integrative process and use of sustainability measurement systems to create better economic, social, and ecological outcomes for O’Brien360’s clients. She uses the knowledge she’s gained from over 20 years in the field and her skills motivating people to facilitate projects and programs focused on the built environment using the Integrative Process (IP) standard developed by the American National Standards Institute. The primary focus of her work is the development and application of sustainability systems, metrics, and indicators to commercial, institutional and infrastructure development. She is the Principal-In-Charge on over three dozen LEED and sustainable building projects for the company and responsible for quality assurance and client satisfaction.