Ecoimpact Founding Partner, Penny Bonda, announces her retirement from active participation in Ecoimpact Consulting as of January 1, 2017. It is with a mixture of sadness and fondness that we wish her many happy adventures as an official retiree.
Her steadfast leadership and unwavering advocacy will be missed by those of us who had the pleasure of working by her side during her long and fruitful career. We are indebted to her vision and commitment to propelling the sustainable design industry to its present state. Penny has been an active participant in the green building industry since its early stages and has pioneered the development of many of the accepted practices and recognized standards that have defined the sustainability movement. Popularly referred to as the “mother of green interiors,” she is the founding chair and primary author of the US Green Building Council's committee for LEED Commercial Interiors rating system. As Founding Partner of Ecoimpact Consulting, Penny has provided educational forums to businesses and organizations to assist them in greening their products, people, processes and communications. She is a trusted mentor and a true friend.
Penny wishes us all a fond farewell in this address, "For the last seven years of my nearly five decades-long design / greenbuilding career I have been working with you, my clients and collaborators, to establish and promote sustainable strategies for better business. Together we’ve made progress in moving our people, products, buildings and messaging to a deeper shade of green, which gives me great joy. I am leaving you in the very capable hands of my business partner, Summer Minchew. Those of you who have worked with Summer know her to be knowledgeable, savvy, dependable and dedicated to your success. It has been my honor to work alongside her – and with you. In this season of celebration I wish you and your families peace, prosperity and lasting happiness."