Lawyer, green advocate Estrellita S. Sibila seizing opportunity to bring developers, cities around on value of sustainability
A rising star in the growing green-building movement, attorney Estrellita Sibila's name is rather fitting — Estrellita means "little star" in Spanish.
Ms. Sibila was Miami-Dade's first attorney to earn U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional accreditation, certifying her as a building professional with a thorough understanding of green practices. She now works with both local governments and developers to help incorporate green principles into operations and plans.
"It was another way for me to be able to serve our clients and have them understand that the way you've done it forever may not be the best way," Ms. Sibila says. She predicts today's green trend will become "the norm," and both building users and even new generations in the workforce will demand environmentally friendly facilities and practices. "It's going to be the way people do business," Ms. Sibila says.
She was interviewed in Weiss Serota's Coral Gables offices by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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