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Charlotte Matthews

Vice President of Sustainability

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Charlotte is the Vice President of Sustainability for Related Companies, a real estate owner and developer with over $10B of residential, retail, office and affordable housing property. In 2008, the company committed to building green exclusively, and has since completed 20 LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum properties and has over 30 LEED projects underway, including several neighborhoods. Charlotte's major project currently is the Hudson Yards microgrid.

Charlotte is also Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable - Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, a board member of IMT, a member of the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Market Design Working Group, and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York - Sustainability Committee. Recent engagements include teaching at Columbia University, in the GSAPP Masters in Real Estate Development program (2010-2014), co-chairing the Residential track of the NYC Building Resiliency Task, co-chairing the Construction Practices committee of the NYC Green Codes Task Force, and sitting on the US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub - Industry Advisory Committee. Previously, Charlotte co-chaired the Boston AIA Committee on the Environment, contributed to the development of DOE/EPA Lab21 EPC and LEED for Labs, and helped with the consolidation of LEED from multiple specialized rating systems into one for New Construction.

Charlotte's career in green building began in an architecture firm and then moved through consulting and construction management into real estate development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Brown University.