Candice Goldsmith, FMP, LEED AP O+M
Paladino and Company
With a background in facility management and sustainability, Candice brings an understanding of high performance building operation from the manager/owner perspective to her clients’ projects. Candice works with project teams to align LEED certification to leverage and optimize existing practices and building systems. She manages the LEED documentation and certification process for clients certifying individual and multiple buildings at once. In 2013, she led the sustainable move initiative for Paladino’s office relocation to optimize triple top line benefits for people, planet, and prosperity. Candice earned her Master degree from Georgia Tech’s Facility Management M.S. program, one of only three in the world accredited by the International Facility Management Association.
Jeff Williford, LEED AP O+M
Paladino and Company
Green Building Consultant
Jeff Williford is a consultant with Paladino, an internationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm. Throughout his five years at Paladino, Jeff has successfully managed more than five million square feet of new and existing building projects through the LEED certification process. While he has particular expertise in optimizing the performance of existing buildings, Jeff guides his clients through green building strategy and implementation on a variety of project types, including existing buildings and new construction. Jeff continues to improve the firm’s LEED EB program and process, leading to his 100% success rate for LEED certifications on behalf of his clients. In addition, he was an integral part of the LEED certification process for the American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters building, which received the USGBC National Capital Region Project of the Year Award in 2009.
David Borchardt, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
The Tower Companies
Chief Sustainability Officer
David is Chief Sustainability Officer of The Tower Companies (Tower), and Licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional. As a key company spokesperson, Borchardt speaks at industry forums and meets with U.S. and foreign government-sponsored teams who come to learn how to implement Tower’s green initiatives at home. In Spring 2013, he began teaching a course at Georgetown University's Real Estate program in sustainability and development. He has been an invited speaker and has worked with many organizations, among them The BOMA Foundation, American Institute of Architects and Natural Resources Defense Council. Borchardt began his career in construction as a field engineer in the power industry, which evolved into a position as a consultant to the Federal Government providing support for the environmental clean-up of cold war weapons sites.