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Senior Associate

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Michael Pulaski has more than 10 years of experience in sustainability consulting, offering sustainability strategies and programming, energy and environmental analysis and certification management to building owners, design teams and contractors for new construction and existing structures. He is well-versed in all LEED rating systems, Living Building Challenge certification, Passive Haus standards and international rating systems, such as BREEAM, Three Star, Estidama and Green Star.

Michael leads Thornton Tomasetti’s Portland, Maine office. He is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Emerging Professionals national committee and has served on the University of Southern Maine Construction Management Advisory Board and the USGBC’s Maine Chapter and Upper Northeast Regional Council boards. He also served on the Whole Systems Integration Process ANSI Standard Integrated Design committee. He is a member of the Sustainable Portland Task Force and an ambassador for the International Living Building Institute.

A visiting faculty member of the Cornell University Department of Architecture, Michael co-instructs a graduate-level sustainability course. He also conducts green building workshops, facilitation sessions and training for community stakeholders and design and construction professionals. Through Penn State’s Lean and Green Research Initiative, he co-wrote “The Pentagon Renovation Guidebook for Implementing Sustainability and Constructability.” He was also editor in chief of the Field Guide for Sustainable Construction and is the author of many articles and guidelines.

Michael is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. He holds a doctorate, with a focus on sustainable design and construction, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architectural engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

After finishing graduate school, Michael spent a year in Peru doing community development work. He now lives in downtown Portland with his wife, amazing son and wonderful dog. When he’s not renovating his 1840s Greek Revival home, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, sailing, hiking, biking, camping, playing volleyball and snowboarding.