Professional Profile: Carmel Pratt 2021

Carmel Pratt

Name: Carmel Pratt

Title: Director of New Construction

Company: Bright Power

Location: New York Metro Area

Birthplace: Jerusalem

Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology

First job: Restaurant service; age 14

First job in real estate or allied field: AmeriCorps at Habitat for Humanity

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:Our team makes affordable housing more sustainable/high-performing to help developers and residents balance the triple bottom line of planet/people/profit. Looking forward, we hope to guide more developments towards passive house and net-zero/carbon-neutral building practices and promote more community engagement during the pre-development process.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:“Unplugging” outside with my family/dogs

Favorite book or author: “You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence,” Satish Kumar; “The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate,” Bruce King et al

Favorite movie: “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?:“MOTM3” by Kid Cudi

One word to describe your work environment: Passionate

Rules to live by in business: Never stop learning

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:80 days/dinners around the world with Anthony Bourdain

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Jam band singer or permaculture farmer