Aye (i' ya) v. Native American Lakota: “to lead”
SANDY WIGGINS, CO-FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Sandy Wiggins is a nationally renowned sustainability leader. He is also Chairman of e3bank, a triple bottom line bank with a mission to facilitate the transition to a green economy, and founder and principal of Consilience, LLC a national consultancy with a mission to build environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities. He serves on the national board of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), the Advisory Board of Rutgers University Center for Green Building, the Advisory Board for the U.S. DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Innovation Hub, the Mayor's Sustainability Advisory Board for the City of Philadelphia, the board of Meidlinger Partners, a Philadelphia based private equity firm focused on emergent green water technologies, and Silpa, Inc., a green building technical consultancy with offices in Bangalore and Dubai.
Sandy is Past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, Founding Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute and Founding Chair of Delaware Valley Green Building Council. He was a co-author of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and served on the LEED 2009 Executive Committee. He is a frequent lecturer on sustainable business throughout the U.S.
JACKIE O'NEIL, CO-FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Jackie is a well-known Delaware Valley sustainability leader, advocate, a winner of the 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award, and a director at a new triple-bottom-line bank, e3bank. She has over 30 years of high level management, systems strategy and user experience design for companies such as The Vanguard Group and Deloitte. Jackie is a principal at Intuitive Design, where she consults on I/T innovation and user experience strategy for companies such as Walgreens, Merck, GSK, Rohm and Haas, Unisys, and Fannie Mae. She has spent the last 10 years applying management, user experience design and sustainability to building and business initiatives.
Jackie developed and built the first LEED Gold certified homes in the U.S., which are also net-zero energy homes. She developed these homes with a vision to make it an educational model for mainstream, sustainable homebuilding throughout the region, and she was successful doing that at conventional market costs. Thousands of building industry professionals, educators, homeowners, and school children in the U.S., and from Japan and Nigeria have visited her home and heard the story so that they can share her vision of what is possible.