Haley Gardner

Energy + Carbon, Senior Specialist
International Living Future Institute

Haley supports the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification programs at the International Living Future Institute. Her work is focused on providing technical guidance regarding how buildings can achieve net-positive carbon on a life cycle scale while maximizing their energy efficiency. This guidance is directed towards grantwork, project team guidance, and program development within ILFI.

She recently completed her master’s thesis wherein she performed a whole-building life cycle assessment (LCA) of a living building in order to identify where high environmental impacts occur over the building’s life cycle. She brings this knowledge of both living buildings and LCA to ILFI in order to approach the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon through a technical lens while considering comprehensive life cycle impacts; this allows her to approach problems with a systems perspective. She has experience working for large energy companies and general contractors, and is elated to finally have made it to her dream career of working on green buildings.

A civil engineer by training, Haley received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.