conservation and Innovation
are our guiding principles
Our approach is deeply rooted in years of experience finding sustainable solutions.
Colleen has over 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sectors of planning, architecture and landscape architecture. Her project experience encompasses large-scale, mixed-use urban developments, office buildings, multifamily housing, retail, institutional, and healthcare facilities. Colleen’s previous work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has provided the rounded perspective that assists in her current green consulting work. Colleen had championed dozens of LEED and beyond projects, with a focus on energy and natural resource conservation. Colleen’s educational experience includes years of delivering LEED and Sustainability trainings nationally in addition to numerous national conference appearances. With a professional degree in Architecture and a concentration sustainable design, Colleen began her journey championing sustainable development in Monteverde, Costa Rica in 1998. Colleen lives in Winchester, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.
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Allison GaikoSustainability Consultant
Allison Gaiko, PE, LEED AP is a consultant for Soden Sustainability Consulting who brings with her over twenty years of experience in the sustainability and construction industries. Having worked as a general contractor, sheet-metal contractor, commissioning agent, sick building expert, and energy modeler, Allison has an extensive knowledge of building mechanical systems. She has created energy models and documented LEED requirements for hundreds of projects including academic buildings, laboratories, multifamily high rises, manufacturing facilities and office towers. She holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.
Patricia BurkeSustainability Consultant
Patricia brings over 10 years of experience working in the sustainability field in both the public and private sectors. She has overseen numerous LEED Certification projects, developed sustainability policy and worked on programs to foster water and clean energy research and innovation in Massachusetts. As a senior sustainability consultant, Patricia provides technical assistance to development projects aspiring to implement green strategies and/or pursue LEED certification. Patricia managed projects in both the Strategic Analysis and Water Innovation teams of the Innovation & Industry Support Division at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. She has worked in the Technical Assistance department at the Green Roundtable on LEED projects, education and training. As a consultant to the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development, Patricia was part of the small team that developed and implemented the city's first Green Affordable Housing Program.