Experience

Our commitment to make a positive difference stems from an appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. We believe that genuine efforts must be made to reconcile human behavior to the totality of the earth’s ecosystem, and that the resolve to safeguard life as we know it is intrinsically linked to integrity, prosperity, and even a competitive edge in the marketplace.

“Eden is a major actor in the pursuit of truly sustainable human habitat. She creates unique and multifaceted solutions to problems she encounters, and she inspires others to contribute freely of their knowledge and skills. Eden is a very strong proponent of buildings that employ ecological principles to promote the health, joy, and productivity of their inhabitants. As the owner of the first major urban commercial structure to seek Living Building Challenge certification, I worked closely with Eden while she was vice president of the International LIving Future Institute. I found her to be smart, creative, and solutions-oriented — yet very rigorous and tough-minded about the exceptional level of performance she expected of us. She inspired us to be better than we thought we could be.”
DENIS HAYES SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
PRESIDENT – BULLITT FOUNDATION

“Eden has the potential, energy, mental horse power and rare emotional intelligence to transform the industry of today and to cultivate its leaders of tomorrow. She knows how to convene community and to provoke and guide thoughtful discourse. Eden has a gift for storytelling and possesses the ability to convey very complex technical issues in a way that an average person can comprehend. She has a unique gift for translating voluminous amounts of information into graphic representations that converts data to knowledge and facilitates easy comprehension and comparison of multi-dimensional issues.”
ELIZABETH HEIDER ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER – SKANSKA | 2012 CHAIR USGBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Eden’s systemic understanding of the interdependencies linking human habitat, health and resources support a visionary leadership role that is welcome and appreciated by the design teams she collaborates with. By leveraging her broad technical knowledge base and experience in projects seeking higher performance levels, she consistently catalyzes the discovery of new possibilities through unexpected paths that result in successful innovation processes. Furthermore, her unique communication and outreach skills allow her to bridge disciplines, languages and cultures in order to inspire and elicit the engagement of diverse stakeholders. Each collaboration opportunity with Eden has been an enjoyable learning experience and look forward to many more in the future.”
JORGE KANAHUATI MEXICO CITY, MEXICO DF
MANAGING DIRECTOR – ENLACES AMBIENTALES, SC

“Eden is a brilliant teacher and collaborator! As an instructor in the Sustainable Building Advisor Program, her approach to materials selection gives participants a unique and well informed approach to assessing products for their building projects. She inspires, informs and empowers, all the while transforming not only the way “human habitat” is developed, but she also makes a lasting impact on the lives and careers of professionals around the globe.”
JANA CHAMALES SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
PROGRAM DIRECTOR – BAY AREA SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ADVISOR PROGRAM | PRINCIPAL – UNIFIED SYSTEMS

“Eden has been a generous mentor, both with her time and energy. Her guidance on a scholarship application, connections to industry leaders, pragmatic solutions to complex theoretical frameworks and bountiful positivity have shaped a successful proposal that will deliver outcomes that resonate with Sydney for decades to come.”
ANDY MARLOW SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL

“Eden has the uncanny ability to visualize the unknown and make it achievable. I had the opportunity to work with her at SERA where she led the way on the development of sustainability goals and strategies for the SOU/RCC Higher Education Building. At the first eco-charrette, the owner was skeptical about their ability to achieve greater than a Certified level, let alone the Silver that they had targeted. Eden was undeterred and helped the design team show the owner how small adjustments and good planning could translate into much better performance with no additional cost. With a series of small, incremental moves, she helped guide the team from Certified to Platinum. With her guidance, the HEC became the first Platinum project in the Oregon University System.”
GREGG SANDERS PORTLAND, OREGON
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL – HENNEBERY EDDY ARCHITECTS, INC.

“Working with Eden Brukman is a breath of fresh air! Eden brings a passion to greening the built environment like no other and is a very detail oriented consultant. I had the pleasure of working with Eden in the capacity of training staff on the Living Building Challenge and the “Red List” for green building materials. Eden takes ideologies and turns them into tangible and strategic objectives for buildings and for building policies. Eden has helped King County GreenTools immensely on creating a new framework for material selection and for future environmental purchasing policies.”
PATTI SOUTHARD SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
LEAD PROGRAM MANAGER – KING COUNTY GREENTOOLS