With her interdisciplinary experience covering real estate, urban planning, sustainability, and technology assessment, Irina leads Rifiniti’s strategy and continuous enhancement of Rifiniti’s workplace business intelligence solution. Previously, she served as VP Research and Consulting at Sustainability Roundtable Inc and as in her role she consulted to Directors of Real Estate of 60+ Fortune 500 companies in the development and deployment of portfolio-wide strategies focused on greater efficiency and sustainability.
She is the lead author of about 1,500 pages of published management best practices for sustainable real estate in addition to articles in prominent international journals. Prior to joining SR Inc, for two years Irina was a core member of the Harvard Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and worked for developing a rating system for evaluating the sustainability of key infrastructure types (transportation, water, energy, water, telecommunication, and landscape). Irina has also consulted to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability on the development of first 100+ green building codes (passed February 2010) in sections on: Energy and Ventilation, Climate Adaptation, Lighting, Water, Materials, Site and Storm Water, Construction Practices, and Homes.
Irina completed an A.B. in Urban Studies at Harvard College and a Master in Urban Planning with a concentration in Sustainable Design and development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her field work and research for large-scale, strategic development and socio-economic projects include China, India, Argentina, Singapore, Austria, Bulgaria, Senegal, and US.