Robin Pharo directs the Wisconsin Green Built Home Program, a nonprofit initiative named Program of the Year at the National Green Building Awards. As a consultant, she advises builders, contractors and homeowners on best practices for building greener, healthier and more sustainable homes.
Pharo assisted the National Association of Home Builders in the rollout of their Green Certification Program, serves on the Association’s Green Remodeling Committee, and is accredited by the NAHB Research Center in Washington, D. C. as a green building trainer. She is a State Director for the Wisconsin Builders Association and chairs its Associate Advisory Council. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she worked at Research Products Corporation in green product development and new home marketing.
Pharo is also the author of You Don't Have to Wear Hemp Underwear, a light-hearted approach to personal environmental choices that tailors its recommendations to the reader’s personality, attitudes and values.
Pharo speaks on green building design and materials, especially for home building and home renovation projects, with an added focus on improving indoor air quality. She covers the healthy and earth-friendly choices to be made during construction, finishing, decoration, remodeling, and maintenance. She also gives talks on the virtues and challenges of green lifestyle choices.
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