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Kena David

Kena David
Sustainability Director
BCCI Construction, an STO Building Group company

Lunch Table Host: The Contractor’s Commitment: Defining Our Role in Creating a Greener, Healthier and More Sustainable Built World

With a background in sustainability, green building and chemistry, Kena leads BCCI’s Sustainability team by shaping departmental initiatives and supporting project teams to achieve client sustainability goals. In addition to her LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, and Fitwel Ambassador credentials, Kena is a WELL Faculty member, an elite group that provides education and training on the WELL Building Standard and contributes to program development. Kena’s project experience includes dozens of LEED certifications under the Commercial Interiors, New Construction, and Core and Shell rating systems and the world’s first LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors Platinum certified project. She has also consulted on over half a dozen WELL projects, including the first WELL v1 CertifiedTM Interior at the Silver level in San Francisco, the first WELL Complaint Ground Up project in Northern California, the first WELL CertifiedTM project in Texas, and most recently the first WELL Health-Safety Rated projects in Dallas. Additionally, Kena has been recognized in the industry as the recipient of the 2017 ELEVATE Rising Rock Star Award from CREW Bay Area chapters and The Registry, the Northern California Women in Real Estate Rising Star Award, a 2019 IWBI Leadership Award, and a 2020 IWBI Community Award. She is currently serving as the CREW Foundation Champion for CREW San Francisco and achieved the CREW Network Leadership Certificate in 2019 in addition to her board service 2020-2021.


Lunch Table Topic: Defining the Contractor’s Role in a Healthier and More Sustainable Built World

A group of major sustainably-minded contractors have created a program to help more construction firms get involved in green building. One group member will outline its goals in helping attendees push sustainable building and combat climate change, including creating processes for more robust waste diversion, fostering wellness on jobsites, and tracking jobsite carbon. In this session, Kena David will describe how this commitment can make a difference in firm practices and in community decarbonization.



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