Sustainability Strategy & Resource Efficiency

As companies, institutions, non-profits and government agencies see the value of implementing sustainable measures and practices including resource and energy conservation, they have a need for creating a set of guiding principles and a strategic plan that educates their staff and customers. Andrés Edwards and a network of colleagues work closely with the organization’s leadership team to create a customized strategic vision and resource efficiency plan to communicate and implement their organization’s goals and objectives.

Programs - partial list


GRES (Global Resource Efficiency Services)
San Francisco, California and Edmonton, Canada
Resource Efficiency Consultant

Andrés Edwards is working in partnership with GRES (Global Resource Efficiency Services) to develop and implement a sustainable energy master plans for the Peralta Colleges which include: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College and St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. The programs include environmental assessments, trainings, implementation and monitoring of resources and energy efficiency. (2007- 2008)


United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Washington, DC
Consultant, Guiding Principles

Andrés Edwards collaborated with a task force of the leadership of the U.S. Green Building Council to create the organization’s Guiding Principles. The work involved conducting a survey of existing principles and developing a framework that is in alignment with the organization’s vision, goals and objectives. (2006)


the natural step
San Francisco, California
Content Developer

Andrés Edwards worked with The Natural Step staff to design and edit the TNS materials published through the its web site. The content describes the international organization’s Framework and its vision for a socially and ecologically sustainable society. (1999-2000).


fine design group
San Francisco, California
Management Consultant

Andrés Edwards designed and directed an Environmental Assessment program for a graphic design firm. This project entailed interviewing employees and creating a comprehensive review of the building and the firm’s operation procedures. A final report outlined a recommended action plan. (1999-2000)


entrepreneurs express
San Rafael, California
Co-Founder and President

Andrés Edwards worked with a team of social entrepreneurs to establish an innovative business center serving small businesses with office space, conference rooms, business resource center, workshops, monthly newsletter and events tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners. (1996-1998)


coastal resources inc.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Advisor, Community Development Projects, Kerala, India

Andrés Edwards developed a program for assessing the telecommunications needs and implementing more efficient operations of community development projects in: aquaculture, poultry, crafts cooperatives, and health programs for communities in Kerala, India. (1991)

"Andres did great work and delivered on a very tight schedule. Plus, it was refreshing working with a fellow LEED Accredited Professional."