Taylor Ralph, LEED AP BD+C, is the Founder and President of REAL Building Consultants, LLC—a firm specializing in providing comprehensive sustainability consulting services that help create high-performance, innovative and sustainable projects for developers, design/build teams and building owners. His over 10 years of work utilizing the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification across most building types, as well as corporate sustainability consulting and real estate development consulting, provide a well-rounded foundation from which to work with a broad range of clients to implement award-winning projects. Taylor is the 2016 Chair of the Urban Land Institute Tampa Bay’s Trends Conference, Chair of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast, and Board Member of the Gasparilla Music Foundation and a member of the University of Tampa Board of Fellows. He also is a frequent speaker and guest writer on topics such as environmental and energy performance, urban development issues and building healthy places. Taylor graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Criminology and Minor in Business ('05) and a Masters of International Business ('06). He is also a proud Jesuit High School graduate (Tampa, '01). Department of Veterans Affairs – Compensaton & Pension Clinic. LEED for Commercial Interiors Certified. 5,000 SF Commercial Interior build out, including clinic space, hearing testing spaces, administrative areas and lobby. University of Tampa Jenkins Hall – Tampa, FL. LEED Gold for New Construction v2009. 180,000 SF, 11-Story Residence Hall. 2014 Project of the Year – US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast. University of Tampa Innovation + Collaboration Center – Tampa, FL. Goal: LEED Gold for NC v2009. 213,000 SF Educational, Entrepreneurship and Startup Labs, including a Starbucks and Parking Garage. Metropolitan Ministries MiraclePlace – Tampa, FL. LEED Gold for New Construction v2009 52,000 SF Mixed-Use Building, Features Office, Educational, Counseling and Residential Uses. University of Tampa Dickey Health & Wellness Center – Tampa, FL. LEED Silver for New Construction v2009 8,500 SF Student Health Center featuring Medical and Mental Health Clinic, Offices and Group Meeting Spaces. Metropolitan Ministries Youth Enrichment Center – Tampa, FL. Goal: LEED Certified 16,000 SF Mixed-Use Building, featuring Classrooms, Chapel, Offices, Gym Area and After School Program Spaces. Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School – Tampa, FL. Goal: LEED Certified 20,000 SF K-5 School Featuring Library, Administrative Spaces, Classrooms, Lunchroom and Playground with Sports. Tampa Crossroad Eco Oaks – Tampa, FL. LEED Platinum for Homes – Multi-Family. 18 Unit Low-Income Multi-Family Project. Three Building Development houses administrative offices, shared community spaces, large outdoor patio and 2011 Project of the Year – US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast.