WESTSIDE BRANCH LEADERSHIP
Brenden McEneaney is the Green Building Program Advisor for the City of Santa Monica. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the green building code requirements for new construction in the city. He also oversees and administers the City's incentive programs, including expedited permitting for buildings pursuing LEED certification and grant funding for buildings achieving LEED certification and for innovative technologies that address energy efficiency. Brenden also coordinates education and outreach efforts, both for City staff and for residents, to increase awareness of green building design and construction strategies Brenden has a degree in environmental engineering from Yale University and holds a Master's degree in Industrial Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with the USGBC and a Certified Green Building Professional with Build It Green. Before coming to the City of Santa Monica, Brenden managed operations for the largest retailer of green building finish materials in Southern California.
Growing up in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts under the strong influence of her father has helped Shayna to become conscious and passionate about preserving the environment. “Our food came from the garden, we recycled, we composted, and the house was always kept cold for true energy efficiency.” Shayna is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Green Building Professional, Green Point Rater, and dedicates herself to educating others about their environmental footprint. With an MS in Interior Design from the University of Massachusetts, a BA in Art History from Brandeis University, and currently an adjunct professor at Woodbury University in the Interior Architecture program, she specializes in environmental design strategies and materials. She is a consultant for residential and commercial projects, working closely with owners, design professionals, builders, developers, and manufacturers on sustainable design and environmental issues. She was also a guest green designer on Planet Green’s “Living with Ed” show in 2007.