Amanda Kaminsky is Founder of Building Product Ecosystems [BPE] LLC, operating multi-disciplinary collaboratives that evolve code, infrastructure, and ﬁeld logistics for optimal systemic health and performance of major building materials on behalf of buyers and their supply chains and recycling networks. Improvements to product and process are carefully piloted on projects under active development via regular convening of buyers and their manufacturers, recyclers, contractors, designers/engineers, regional policy makers, and academic researchers. Collective pilot learnings are shared amongst collaborators for expedited progress. Informed by piloting and lab testing, solutions are quality-controlled and streamlined for scaled implementation via active evolution of existing codes/standards, and the creation of new ones as needed.
BPE was originally founded inside the Durst Organization as a public/private partnership with The New School, City University of New York, Healthy Building Network, and Vidaris. Before and during early stages of BPE, Amanda led sustainable construction and procurement eﬀorts at The Durst Organization from 2005-2015. In collaboration with NYC Department of Sanitation, she also managed execution of New York City’s ﬁrst high rise residential organics collection/ compost program, and the ﬁrst portfolio-wide commercial organics collection program. Amanda Chairs the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board, and is a Director on the Board of Healthy Building Network. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.