Summer and Pamela Gorder’s passion to drive positive change in the design and building industry resulted in the founding of EcoREAL, LLC in 2009. This passion was ignited by Summer’s dad, Buzz Gorder, who designed and built, with silos as domes, anodized aluminum exterior, and a water source heat pump (that utilizes the Willamette River), her childhood home; a house boat.
After gaining seven years of professional expertise as a certified architect with a large design firm in Seattle, Summer knew she was ready to take on the challenge and opportunity of starting EcoREAL. Its mission: to create tools and education that makes Green Building an affordable and socially equitable concept
EcoReal’s customized solutions simplify complex Green Building standards by integrating them as a seamless part of the process, thereby reducing, if not eliminating costly and burdensome administrative processes. By doing so, EcoReal has inspired a paradigm shift that has enabled breweries, plastic manufacturing companies, non-profits, schools, and public agencies to exceed sustainability and social equity goals.
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Talentwell is a new way of thinking and working, redefining opportunity for employers, service providers, and small businesses. Talentwell is a digital platform that bridges the gap between opportunities and disadvantaged, minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (DMWBEs) in the architecture, engineering and professional technical (A/E/PT) fields, and the opportunities for their participation in public and private projects.
Talentwell allows architecture and engineering firms to “shop” for qualified DMWBEs via a customizable open database that also provides access to business opportunities and administrative tools and resources.
» Project leaders will find Talentwell an invaluable resource to expand the pool and capacity of certified firms, improve DMWBE participation, and reach equity goals.
» For larger firms seeking diverse talent, Talentwell certified members are pre-screened, qualified, and motivated, offering an efficient and effective way to scale up and fulfill your project equity goals as you build your team with contractors that add innovation and fresh solutions.
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