After graduate school, Michael spent a year in Peru doing community development work.

Michael Pulaski leads Thornton Tomasetti’s Portland, Maine, office. He has more than 10 years of experience in sustainability consulting, providing sustainability strategies and engineering, energy and environmental analysis, and certification management. His clients range from building owners to design teams and contractors for new construction and existing structures. He is well versed in all LEED rating systems, and in Living Building Challenge certification and Passive House standards.

Sustainability Expertise
Among his many industry contributions, Michael is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Emerging Professionals national committee. He also served on the Whole Systems Integration Process ANSI Standard Integrated Design committee. He regularly conducts green building workshops, facilitation sessions and training for community stakeholders and design and construction professionals.

Academic Contributions
A visiting faculty member of the Cornell University Department of Architecture, Michael has co-instructed a course in environmental control systems. 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 a peer reviewer for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

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

• Integrative design
• Net zero energy
• Building certifications
• Sustainability strategies and engineering