Denise Braun

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Denise Braun is a LEED and WELL accredited professional, as well as a Fitwel Ambassador, an Envision Sustainability Professional, and a TRUE Advisor. She has over fifteen years of experience in the sustainability field, starting in Brazil and then moving to the United States. She has worked in various capacities on over 120 LEED certified projects, many of which have achieved the highest level of certification with no clarifications. Denise is currently working on several WELL projects. 

Denise is proficient at implementing strategies for construction documentation, sustainable purchasing, and best management practices involving tenant guidelines and building management tools and plans. Her dedication to corporate social responsibility, solid waste solutions (including waste audits, zero waste solutions and technology) and smart design, combined with her outgoing personality, result in effective collaboration, research and creative solutions.

Denise and been responsible for her waste audits for over 4 million square feet of facilities, and has developed and analyzed technical waste management solutions for a large variety of building types. 

Denise has presented at numerous lectures, workshops and conferences, including the annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo and the Living Building Collaborative Zero Waste Forum. She has completed the PMI Project Management and Zero Waste Business trainings. 

EDUCATION

Certificate with distinction, Global Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles Extension

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Current

  • Co-Chair Materials Subcommittee, Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative 
  • Steering Committee, Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative
  • Ambassador, Living Building Challenge
  • Organizer, Los Angeles Zero Waste Forum

Previous

  • Volunteer, South Bay Environmental Services Center
  • Volunteer, USGBC-LA
  • Volunteer, Riviera Elementary School