Kirsten Ritchie

Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler

Kirsten Ritchie, a Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Gensler, has over 30 years of experience in the world of green building and urban infrastructure. Always focused on ways to make our built environment a healthier, happier and more environmentally sound place, she is a passionate advocate for science based approaches to reduce environmental impact and improve personal well-being. In her work at Gensler, Kirsten has been focused on helping clients such as SFO, UCSF, Google and Salesforce deliver sustainability at scale, tackling wellness and zero net carbon for projects serving thousands of people daily.

My Sessions

Materials and products that are a part of any organization’s purchasing have the capability to reduce carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This is especially true in the building sector, which is the world’s single largest emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% … read more >>

Panel Presentation