Charlie Cichetti is a premier instructor on LEED, having over 16 years of experience in commercial construction, real estate development, project management, and LEED consulting after completing his degree in Business Management from the College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been committed to the development of the green building industry throughout his career, as he has not only lead SIG, but also another company, GBES, which has resulted in him facilitating training sessions that have helped tens of thousands of professionals obtain LEED accreditation.
Nick Kassanis is the Senior Vice President – Business Development and Technical Services here at Sustainable Investment Group (SIG), and he also runs the company’s San Francisco office. In this role, he focuses on managing Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning, Energy Modeling, ASHRAE Level I & II Energy Audit projects and LEED related scope, while also helping the company grow business nationwide. Nick is a licensed Professional Engineer with extensive energy modeling experience having modeled over 10 million square feet of office, laboratory, university, hospital, school, mixed-use and warehouse projects. Nick specializes in the integrated design process for new construction projects and in-depth retro-commissioning investigations to promote energy efficiency and building operating staff training. On top of being a Professional Engineer, Nick is also a Certified Building Commissioning Professional and certified in LEED AP Building Design and Construction.
Kristina Bach serves as Vice President of Innovation with Sustainable Investment Group (SIG). In this role, she provides insights into emerging trends, software and technology within the built environment. Her focus is on developing new resources for SIG’s consultant teams as well as cultivating new opportunities to better support our clients in meeting their sustainability initiatives.
Kristina utilizes her background in the traditional architectural design and construction realm to help clients integrate sustainability practices within their projects. Her pragmatic approach to certification ensures that clients are incorporating the practices that will best serve their organization’s needs and goals. As a former LEED Reviewer for GBCI, Kristina has helped hundreds of projects achieve LEED certification. Additionally, her project management experience extends to guiding projects through various other sustainability systems including WELL, Living Building Challenge and local standards.
Asa Posner’s career has focused solely on sustainability in the built environment. He developed an interest in the effects of urbanization, construction, and human impacts on ecosystem health and parlayed that into a fulfilling career of providing sustainable design, construction, and operations consulting. At SIG, Asa leads the company’s Minneapolis office. With accreditations as a LEED AP BD+C and O+M, he has consulted on over 200 LEED projects encompassing over 50 million square feet of LEED certified space. Asa has worked on many different project types – new construction, major renovations, commercial interiors and tenant build-outs, core and shell developments, K-12 schools, warehouses and distribution centers, data centers, existing office buildings, and even convention centers and sports stadiums.