Aug 30, 2013

Welcome to the Board of Directors, Pat Sapinsley

Pat Sapinsley, CEO, is a LEED AP architect, and Co-Chair of the Committee on the Environment of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In that capacity, she has worked with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning to modify and implement the Energy Code and further the goals of the Greater Greener Buildings Plan. She is an active member of the US Green Building Council and Urban Green, and a Board Member of Green Light New York. She is an Advisor to Honest Buildings and President of Build Efficiently, LLC which seeks to further the deployment of energy efficient strategies for buildings.

Ms. Sapinsley was recently named a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. There, Ms. Sapinsley will assist in translating biologically-inspired technologies into commercial products through collaborations with clinical investigators, strategic corporate entities, and venture capital investors. 

Prior to starting Build Efficiently, she was Venture Partner at Good Energies, a leading global venture capital firm in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, which at the time focused on investments in solar and wind as well as energy efficiency and green buildings. Ms. Sapinsley monitored developments in green building technologies, performed due diligence and industry analysis of energy efficiency start-ups leading to investments in portfolio companies. 

Starting in 1982, Ms. Sapinsley was a principle of Sapinsley Architecture. The firm won awards from numerous architectural organizations and publications, including the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League. Previously, she worked for both Richard Meier and Partners and for Croxton Collaborative Architects. 

A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (M.Arch.) she also holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. She is a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council.