New Buildings Institute CEO Ralph DiNola has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. For more than 20 years he has served as a consultant to developers, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects.
Ralph served as a technical advisor for the Living Building Challenge standard and has consulted on over 130 LEED projects, including ten precedent-setting LEED Platinum certifications. Ralph was founding Board Chair of the International Living Future Institute, served on the USGBC LEED Retail Committee, and was recipient of the Better Bricks Green Building Advocate Award.
Ralph has a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a master’s degree in Architecture from University of Oregon.