LEED Operations and Maintenance Panel Discussion

Summer Minchew, the Managing Partner of (eco)impact Consulting served on a panel for the May 30 Charlotte Green Team meeting “What is Involved in Getting LEED Certification”. The Charlotte Green Team writes in their recap of the event:

"LEED certification….so important to so many people and organizations; some have it; others want it. That’s what the last meeting of the Charlotte Green Team was all about: “What is Involved in Getting LEED Certification.”

This was a panel presentation, and what a great panel it was. The speakers came at the topic from a number of different perspectives. The Charlotte Convention Center is under-going renovations and an expansion, and they’re going after their LEED certification in planning and construction work. Doug Tober, the Director of Engineering & Capital Projects for CRVA is heading all this up. He also called on three other experts to join him in a panel presentation for the Green Team.

Monifa Hendrickson-Woodside, the Project Manager in the City of Charlotte Engineering and Project Management Department is overseeing this expansion project for the City and noted that the City is pursuing LEED certification in all of its new construction projects. Stefanie Young, the Vice President for Technical Solutions with the US Green Building Council talked about all of the different green certifications and standards the Council pursues, including LEED. And Summer Minchew, the Managing Partner of (eco)impact Consulting talked about their specific expertise in LEED certification and how they have helped many projects during their design, construction and operating phases to get and keep their LEED certification. As she noted, LEED certification never really stops; it’s an on-going approach to doing business.

The four different perspectives were very valuable and insightful. There was a lot of great dialog, and questions and answers with those in attendance. This is always a part of our Green Team meetings."


Ecoimpact is pleased to announce that Summer Minchew, Managing Partner, has been selected for the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 Awards! The judges selected the winning candidates based on their leadership and achievements in their professional career and involvement in the community. All winners will be included in the 40 Under 40 Special Report published in the June 1 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal and will be will be recognized at the 25th annual 40 Under 40 awards on Thursday, May 31.

Summer is grateful to the US Green Building Council, the US Green Building Council North Carolina Community, Shalom Green: Shalom Park Environmental Initiative, the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, LEEDuser/BuildingGreen, and the Hydrocephalus Association for the opportunity to serve. We look forward to celebrating this accomplishment! 

Ecoimpact Partner to participate in development of Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan

Ecoimpact Partner, Summer Minchew, has been selected to participate in the development of the Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan.    The Plan will describe the vision for quality of life in our region now and well into the future.  Five citizen workgroups will break down previously siloed efforts by various cities and municipalities to create a cohesive Vision and Plan for Mecklenburg County.  Striving to create a more sustainable future, citizen workgroups will address topics including: the built environment, economy and jobs, community life, and healthy living.  The Plan is scheduled for adoption in early 2015.


To join the conversation or learn more visit charmeck.org/livablecommunities.