James brings project management, facilities operations, commissioning, and sustainability expertise to the Elementa Engineering team. His strong connection to water and nature, fostered by his love of surfing, led him to explore a career in sustainability. After implementing an award-winning sustainability program at Forbes-rated five-star hotel focused on energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability education projects, James has transitioned to a career as a sustainability consultant and commissioning agent.
James strives to support his clients by understanding their needs and developing strong relationships. He enjoys the challenge each project brings, from water and energy efficiency to healthy materials. He has worked on many “deep green” projects including the Living Building Challenge targeted Gulf State Park Interpretive Center and overseeing LEED-like design efforts for 30+ tenants at the LaGuardia Central Terminal B Redevelopment.