Subject matter expert on transportation, water, land use, energy, natural resources, renewable generation and storage.
Silvio Ferrari’s political and technical expertise and deep political relationships were originally honed over seven years with the California Building Industry Association representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, land developers, trade contractors, architects, manufacturers, engineers, designers, suppliers and industry professionals in the homebuilding, multi-family and mixed- use development markets.
As Vice President of CBIA, Silvio was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Association’s legislative and regulatory priorities and strategy at local governments across California, the State Capitol and in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Silvio covered issue areas from local government, transportation, water, land use, and affordable housing to school facilities, ADA, energy, natural resources, green building, and renewable generation and storage, among others.
Prior to CBIA, Silvio worked for both public/private land developers and builders overseeing dozens of projects including the development and construction of Fed Ex Ground’s West Sacramento facility, a one-hundred thousand square foot Jacmar Foods distribution facility, the relocation of an International Paper’s facility, and hundreds of residential homes for one of the nation’s leading single family and multi- family builders. His professional experience also includes working for a world-renowned structural engineering firm specializing in earthquake design and safety.
Silvio’s technical expertise in the built environment and green building techniques and methodologies are invaluable as California strives to achieve aggressive energy efficiency and green building standards. His unique educational background, private sector experience, and time running one of the most successful and well-respected Government Affairs programs in the state make him a critical asset to clients.
Silvio holds an M.S. in Green Building, a B.S. in Civil and Structural Engineering from UC Davis, is a LEED accredited professional, and holds a certificate in Green Building and Sustainable Design.