Clayton Avenue Consulting LLC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Karen developed a love for home design in elementary school, and has committed her 20-year career to the homebuilding industry. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Construction Management, she spent several years managing job-sites, then progressed through a variety of roles managing the development of construction documents. As she realized the impact of the built environment on climate change & sustainability, Karen became passionate about green building, and achieved her Certified Green Professional (CGP) and LEED-AP designations in 2009. She championed green building certification of over 800 homes in the Washington DC market, helping her to win NAHB’s Best-In-Green Young Professional of the Year in 2015. Karen loves the collaborative process of homebuilding, and appreciates the role of each person involved. Her current full-time role is Director of Customer Experience for EcoCraft Homes in Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t working, she is probably listening to music while walking through a neighborhood admiring every detail.
Where you can find Karen Benner during IBS: High Performance Homes: Meeting the New Comfort & Health Needs of Today’s Buyers