About DB:

  • About DB
  • About Lorna Bravo

Design-Build Green Integration, LLC is a consulting firm that brings innovative sustainable development ideas and concepts to any project from project's inception through completion.

USGBCAs a Member of the U.S. Green Building Council ( USGBC) We fully support the United States Green Building Council core purpose to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Our firm respects historical resources and the existing community fabric by implementing green development practices. We work with owners, architects, contractors and developers to guide them in all aspects of the green building process.

DB Green Integration will work with all team members to create a successful green building process by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. The early development of an integrated design team is essential in all green projects.

Our Goal is to assist teams in building Green Neighborhood Developments that are beneficial to the community and the individual as well as the environment. We help create spaces that are environmentally sensitive by implementing smart location & linkage, neighborhood pattern & design, and green infrastructure & buildings.

Professional Experience:

Lorna Bravo is the founder and president of Design-Build Green Integration Consulting Company focusing on performance Green Building Consulting. Lorna has more than 17 years of architectural experience in both public and private sectors. She has been responsible for initial project programming, planning, conceptual design development, construction documents, construction administration, project management and sustainable design.

Lorna graduated from Cooper Union University in New York City with a BS in Architecture and has a Masters in Construction Management from Florida International University . She is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED Accredited Professional. This accreditation verifies her knowledge of green building design, practices, and strategies, and a thorough understanding of the LEED Green Building Rating System, resources, and processes set by the USGBC. Lorna teaches environmental design classes at The Green Urban Living Center located in Miami Dade North Campus Community College.

In 2010, Lorna was certified as a Florida Water Star Certifier. Florida Water StarSM is a voluntary certification program for builders and developers, which is designed to increase water efficiency in landscapes, irrigation systems and indoors.A program that certifies excellence in water conservation, saves money and protects the environment. Lorna Bravo certified the first Florida Water Star Home in the Miami Dade County Area in 2011 and the first Commercial property in 2012.

Both projects achieved the Gold certification, which is the highest certification it can receive under the Florida Water Star program. In 2011, Lorna was certified as a Florida Master Gardener. The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.Lorna volunteers her time and assists the county agents in delivering information to residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes in a Florida-Friendly way.

Lorna believes the green building movement offers us an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, and she is extremely excited to be part of this challenge.

 

EDUCATION:

Florida International University
Master of Science in Construction Management
Cooper Union
Bachelor of Architecture

REGISTRATION:

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C
Green Advantage Certified
Certified Green Professional (NAHB)
OSHA Certified
Certified Green Auditing and Eco Consulting
Florida Water StarSM Residential & Commercial Certifier
Florida Master Gardener