Building Scale
Building Scale
We interview successful Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) business leaders to learn how they use people, processes, and technology to scale their businesses.
Will ForetJustin Neagle

Showcasing LEED as the Better Business Decision with Charlie Popeck - Green Ideas

E80 • Feb 20, 2024 • 63 mins

In this episode, Charlie Popeck, a leader in high-performance building design, shares his career journey and strategies for building a top-performing team at Green Ideas. He delves into the business and energy efficiency of high-performance buildings and highlights the importance of early planning and life cycle costs. Charlie also discusses the role of education in promoting high-performance buildings and the impact of LEED certification. Other topics include the importance of human health and well-being in design, the role of LED lighting and HVAC systems in energy efficiency, and the intersection of technology, automation, and renewable energy in high-performance buildings.

Key Points

  • Charlie Popak emphasizes that high-performance, sustainable buildings do not necessarily incur higher upfront costs if they are designed with energy efficiency and other sustainable features from the beginning.
  • Green Ideas Building Science Consultants advocate for a holistic approach to sustainability that not only saves on energy and water but also improves indoor air quality and productivity, contributing to a healthier environment for occupants.
  • Incentives such as reduced insurance premiums, tax abatements, and increased employee productivity are indirect benefits of sustainable buildings that can significantly offset any additional costs associated with LEED certification or sustainable design.

Connect with Charlie -  LinkedIn:   Website:

Connect with Justin & Will - Will's LinkedIn: Justin's LinkedIn:

Learn More & Connect With Spot Migration -  Website: LinkedIn: Facebook: Youtube:   Do you want to be a guest on the show? Go to Need to discuss your IT and Cybersecurity Strategy? Go to

- / -