Greg Hamra
Senior Sustainability Educator

Greg Hamra - Speaker, educator, empowering change makers to decarbonize our future and adapt to a changing world.

Creator, LEED for All
Leader, CCL Miami





► Adjunct Lecturer, University of Miami School of Architecture ("Sustainability in The Built Environment")
► Senior LEED Educator at USGBC Education Partner, Everblue
Citizens' Climate Lobby - Group Leader, Miami Chapter
USGBC Miami - Education Committee
► Climate Reality Mentor - (schedule a Climate Reality Check)

Testimonials
Advocacy escapades

Awards/Recognition:
Congressional Recognition from Senator Bill Nelson
CLEO Institute Leadership Circle
Recognized for leadership at Climate Reality training in Miami, Sep. 2015
Featured in Climate Reality Leader Spotlight
2016 Green Leader Finalist - Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
2015 Green Community Innovator - Dream In Green
2013 Green Leader Finalist - Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
2011 Green Visionary - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Mission:

Empowering changemakers -- citizens, business, and government leaders to integrate low-carbon / triple-bottom-line thinking & doing that benefits society in the short, medium, and long term. Advocating for a carbon fee and dividend, the holy grail of climate action.

Mr. Hamra is a proven sustainability educator, advocate, and communication skills coach, promoting triple-bottom-line principles through:

  • corporate sustainability and green building education
  • speaking and presentation skills education and empowerment for fellow advocates
  • helping business and government leaders embrace policies and practices that save money, bolster competitiveness, reduce business risk, and drive the low-carbon economy
  • advocating a market-based solution to GHG reduction aligned with conservative economic values (CCL Miami / CCL Home)

Greg inspires as he educates, blending audience engagement with storytelling with multimedia. Mr. Hamra's transformational classes result in more effective, and more empowered change makers who will work on decarbonizing our future, in a resource-constrained environment.

Mr. Hamra is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities, and a sought-after speaker for professional groups such as the the U. S. Green Building Council, The American College of Constrution Lawyers. Greg presents on topics at the nexus of policy, business, society, and environment.

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Greg's History and Professional Pivot

 

A partial list of clients:

United States Department of Energy (NREL)
EY (Ernst & Young) Harvard University
United States Navy CBRE - C.B. Richard Ellis Rutgers University
United States Army Jones Lang LaSalle University of Miami
Architect of the Capitol Arquitectonica Florida International University
City of Miami Beach RTKL Architects Miami-Dade College
City of Clearwater SKANSKA Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainabilty
U.S. Department of State Balfour Beatty Miami-Dade County Public Schools
United States FDIC Bouygues Construction George Mason University
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority CH2M Hill Engineering Hofstra University

Testimonials (full) - Samples below:

"I completed a Certificate in Sustainability Leadership at Emory University. In all my studies there, never did we have an instructor who so successfully tackled the big picture of sustainability, all while being so engaging.  You truly are very good at what you do!"
- Mary Margaret Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Associate,  CxGBS  Commissioning and Green Building Solutions - Atlanta, GA

"I have attended a lot of sales training events and yours was one of the best. This is the first time in my professional career I have had sales people asking for more training frrom one of our sales training sessions."
- David C. Gilbert, EVP of Resort Sales and Marketing, Interval International -Americas (class photo)

"I thought this was one on the best training sessions I have attended. What I like most was a combination of the way you presented the material combined with your own personal experiences and the feedback and comments/ thoughts / questions of the people in the class. I liked the interaction of the class. I enjoyed speaking with and appreciate the comments from everyone who attended the class. You confirmed many of the impacts related to sewer and water issues."
- Barry Lucas, PE, LEED Green Associate, MBA | Program Manager, Planning Branch | Dept. of Engineering & Technical Services | District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (class photo)
"I have been through many different classes and experienced many different teaching styles and various levels of enthusiasm. Greg Hamra was far and away the best instructor I had since graduating from my Masters program in May 2012. I hope we cross paths again in the future."
-  Adrian Macias, LEED AP ND,  Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC (class photo)

"Thanks again for your personal touch in helping me complete this accreditation. I took my test this morning and passed with a 199! Your passion for the material and the caring follow up is what inspired me to spend the time needed to cross the finish line." (class photo)

- Bret Cummock, PE, PMP, DBIA, LEED Green Associate
Project Manager / Civil Engineer | SITE Operations, PMEC Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
United States Department of Energy

"Thanks to you. The delivery of the content for the test preparation was superb. However, the awareness you created in some of us regarding the disconnect between our current habits and the impact to our world and environment, created a more profound and lasting impact. Your real life personal stories shared with us will certainly modify some behaviors for good." (class photo)
- Francisco Velasco, HVAC Specialist, DETEC, - Tijuana, Mexico

"Great course. The presentation was fantastic. It was obvious you are a professional educator. You were able to keep the material interesting to everyone, and to keep such a large group on track was an amazing feat in itself. Further, your passion for the subject is very inspiring." (class photo)
- Gary Grass, LEED AP, Ivy Development Corp. - Davie, FL
"Hi Greg, Thank you so very much for a great class. You have amazing energy and maintain your sense of humor in spite of the monumentally dry (LEED) material. You brought the subject matter to life and made it palatable and even fun." (class photo)
- Laurinda Spear, Founding Principal,  Arquitectonica  - Miami, FL

"In my career, which includes many years of experience and education, completing Architecture (5 years) and also Masters in Town Planning (2 years) completed from one of the best institutes of Asia, I have never met somebody who could make course material so interesting. As a technical person myself, I understood the subject partially, but your effort, illustrations that you have compiled, and extra effort that you made by clicking photographs of the LEED certified buildings in Hong Kong during nights after classes really impressed me and showed me how much dedication you have for this purpose." (class photo)
- Harpreet Singh Khurmi, Managing Director - Khurmi Associates Pvt. Ltd. - New Delhi

  "In twenty plus years of Airline O&M experience and in my second career of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, I have met two people that I truly believe are passionate about what they do. One works for the DSS (Defense Security Services) and the other works for Everblue. I was moved by the commitment and the overall passion you put into teaching and leading by example."
- James Sprinkle, Sr. Manager Facilities Operations - University of Miami (class photo)
"I am enjoying the webinar class very much!! The way you teach is great! My friend, who studies finances and has no particular interest in LEED, was near me yesterday during class, laughing at your jokes and pictures, and he ended up listening to the whole class!! :D"
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Project Coordinator at Edifice Experts, Montreal
  "Greg, thanks for doing such a great job teaching the LEED GA course. Your ability to turn an inordinate amount of material into two days of interesting, digestible information helped me score 195 on my exam. Of all the professors, instructors and presenters I've had in the past 20 years, none comes close to you as a teacher. Your passion and ability to keep the class engaged made the class very enjoyable. Two days went by too fast”
- David Blakeley- Vocational High School Carpentry Instructor, Taunton, MA  (class photo)
Recognized for climate leadership education and advoacy by fellow leaders:
U.S. Green Building Council CEO, Rick Fedrizzi
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Vice President, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, CEO, Ken Berlin (video)
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