Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an award winning prolific architect and a leader in the green building movement. As the principle of Alfandre Architecture over the last 22 years, he has designed more than 200 built projects ranging from high performance residences, churches, retail spaces, and multi-million dollar hotels and resorts. He is an expert in the design of energy-efficient, site and climate responsive buildings that are durable, with an eye towards the whole life-cycle costs. With his construction company, EcoBuilders Inc., Rick has continued to use his expertise to design and build state of the art buildings. Rick is National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB) certified. He currently serves as the Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Green Buildings Council (USGBC) and is also a founding member on the steering committee for the Hudson Valley Branch.