Nick Rubenstein, LEED AP, evolveEA

Nick Rubenstein
LEED AP, WELL AP, Fitwel

Nick believes healthy and accessible spaces for all is a right, and that the built environment is the medium of most impact. He uses data-driven models and owner experience to find solutions that balance building efficiency and performance. As evolveEA’s building rating systems manager, Nick’s background in building operations and maintenance allows him to optimize functionality while ensuring that sustainability remains a priority in the design and operation of our built environment. Nick currently consults on a number of sustainability certifications for multi-residential buildings, commercial interior fit-outs, healthcare facilities, and higher education projects. Nick is passionate about the environment and has enjoyed his time working on farms across the United States. Before joining evolveEA, he was a part of Phipps Conservatory’s Facilities Department managing green buildings and landscape operations. 

Nick has served on the Green Building Alliance’s Emerging Professionals committee helping coordinate education sessions that serve as a foundation for high-level sustainability courses. One of Nick’s favorite projects can be seen at the University of Pittsburgh, where his team won first place in the Sustainable Solutions Competition for the design and installation of Marlie Gardens, a native landscape that implements stormwater mitigation techniques in the heart of Pitt’s urban campus. Thriving to this day, Marlie Gardens is a true testament to sustainable design that meets the needs of the present without compromising future resources. Nick earned his BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C), WELL AP, and a Fitwel Ambassador.

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