Robin Pharo is a real estate developer and consultant focusing on green and sustainable mixed-use multi-family buildings. She is accredited by the NAHB Research Center in Washington, D. C. as a green building trainer, and she advises builders, contractors and homeowners on best practices for building greener, healthier and more sustainable housing.
From 2006 through 2012, Pharo served as the Director of the Wisconsin Green Built Home Program, a nonprofit initiative named Program of the Year at the National Green Building Awards. In addition, she assisted the National Association of Home Builders in the rollout of their Green Certification Program, served on the Association’s Green Remodeling Committee, was a State Director for the Wisconsin Builders Association, and chaired the Association’s Associate Advisory Council.
Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Pharo worked at Research Products Corporation in green product development and new home marketing. She is 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.
Video clips are available here, and information about her book is available here. To explore Robin Pharo as a speaker, contact her here. To find out more about her current work, visit her website here.
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