12:00 - 1:00 PM
About the Presentation:
Environmental/Social/Governance metrics are becoming more common across all industries as more companies and organizations begin to consider ESG risk factors in their planning and reporting.
Bringing their perspectives as a developer, architect, and general contractor to address many common questions:
- What is ESG?
- What ESG metrics are tracked? Why?
- Who is interested in them - internally and externally?
- What metrics make sense for different sectors?
- How ESG has influenced business decisions - now and in the future?
About the Panelist:
Sylvia Golisano, LEED AP O+M, BOMI-HP, Fitwel Ambassador
ESG, Engineering & Sustainability Specialist
Sylvia Golisano joined Granite in 2007. Her responsibilities include oversight of Granite's ESG strategy, sustainability initiatives, and high-performance engineering operations. From her fascinating upbringing in Europe to her 20+ years of experience, Sylvia has developed an extraordinary passion and unique approach to all things ESG.
She currently serves as Vice Chair of USGBC Texas' North Regional Council's Communications Committee. She is also a member of the City of Plano Corporate Sustainability Forum and was previously a chair member to BOMA Green Task Force. She is also a founding member of the Dallas 2030 District.
Sandra Montalbo, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA
Design Performance Manager
Sandra Montalbo is Design Performance Manager at Overland Partners Architecture. Sandra has a BA in Communication and Public Relations, an MA in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, and a Masters in Architecture. She was the lead researcher and primary author of The Habits of High-Performance Firms. She helped develop The City of San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and previously served on the USGBC South Texas Regional Council.
In 2019, she was awarded the Texas Society of Architect’s Associate Member of the Year Award, and UTSA’s CACP - Distinguished Alumni Award, and was a recipient of the AIA National’s 2019 Jason Pettigrew Scholarship. In 2020, she led a research team for “Intersections: Climate Change, Racial Justice & the Pandemic” for AIA National. In 2022, she was recognized by the Design Future’s Council as an Emerging Leader at the 2022 Annual Leadership Summit “The Future of Environmental Responsibility.” Sandra is currently a Design Performance Manager at Overland Partners Architecture and a PhD Student in the Land Use Planning Management and Design (LPMD) at Texas Tech University.
Joseph Riccillo, PMP, LEED AP, DBIA
Regional Manager and Vice President
With more than 24 years’ experience in the construction industry, Joe has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. He helped establish El Paso as a regional office for Sundt Construction and is the Regional Manager and Vice President.
With experience with sustainable projects since 2002 Joe became professionally accredited with USGBC and began volunteering with the USGBC Chihuahuan Desert Chapter and later served on the USGBC Texas Board of Directors from 2015 until 2021.
Joe is also professionally accredited as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Design Build Professional (DBIA). Internally to Sundt Joe is the Vice President of the Sundt Foundation, the Design-Build Steering Committee and Sustainability Committee to help ensure Sundt is on the cutting edge of social responsibility and leadership in professional organizations. Joe additionally serves on multiple local non-profit boards and a huge advocate of El Paso and its people.