USGBC Alabama Chapter

Board Officers

 

Neil Johnston

Chair

Hand Arendall LLC

251-694-6247

njohnston@handarendall.com

Biography

 

Andrea Paseur

Vice-Chair

Paseur & Associates Architecture, LLC
256-529-7503


apaseur@gmail.com

Biography

 

Jeremy Pipkin

Treasurer

BL Harbert
(205) 443-2978

jpipkin@bharbert.com

Biography

Keith Johns

Secretary

CB Richard Ellis

Keith.Johns@cbre.com

Biography

Chris Miller

Past Chair

Miller Consulting Group, LLC
205-563-8794

chris@millercg.com

Biography


 

Joe Cooper

North Branch

Ecosouth Green Building Services
(256) 536-4120
joe@ecosouth.org

Biography

Edith Councilman

Membership Chair

PNC

Phone (205) 244-2884

edith.councilman@pnc.com

Biography

Kyle Crider

Phone (205) 000000

kyle.crider@gmail.com

Biography

 

Paulette Doggett

Phone 251.599-2415

pdoggett@businteriors.com

Biography

Amanda Gale, PhD

Interior Design Program
Auburn University
(334) 844-1332


agale@auburn.edu

Biography

 

David Green

Birmingham Branch

Commercial Division
Robins & Morton
p 205.439.8612

DGreen@robinsmorton.com

Biography

 

Derek Henry

Birmingham Branch

CRS Engineering
205-323-2373
dhenry@crsegr.com

Biography

 

Joe King

Birmingham Branch

TRANE

JOE_KING@TRANE.COM

Biography

Kathleen Kirkpatrick

SERC Representative

Blue Horizons Enterprises
205-535-1763


kathleen@bluehorizonenterprises.com

Biography

 

Greg Miller

North Alabama Branch

Habitat for Humanity

gmiller@habitatalc.org

Biography

 
 

Jeet Radia

Birmingham Branch

McWane Inc
(205) 323-2400

jradia@mcwane.com

Biography

 

Brandon Robinson

Birmingham Branch

Balch & Bingham LLP
(205) 226-3427

bnrobinson@balch.com

Biography

 

Jennifer Roselius

Gulf Coast Branch

Hand Arendall LLC

251-694-6380

jroselius@handarendall.com

Biography

 

Wesley Sherer

Birmingham Branch

Balch & Bingham LLP
(205) 226-3427

bnrobinson@balch.com

Biography

Scott Steen

Central Branch

Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood
(334) 271-3200

scott.steen@gmcnetwork.com

Biography

 

Katie Wells

Birmingham Branch

Brasfield & Gorrie

kwells@brasfieldgorrie.com

Biography


Biographies


Chris Miller

Chris Miller, LEEDAP, Green Advantage Certified, has over 15 years of experience working in the construction industry as a project manager, estimator & LEED consultant. Chris was the co-founder/owner of Piedmont Green Building Solutions, LLC, where he worked with design & construction teams across the Southeast helping them achieve LEED certification. Chris got his start in the commercial construction industry at Brasfield & Gorrie where he was a leader on the project management team of Alabama's first LEED-certified project, Homewood Middle School.

Chris has served on the national Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Environmental Steering Committee, and AGC’s Green Construction Publication Task Force. He was the founding vice-chair & then chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Alabama Chapter, and served on the 1st Southeast Regional Council of the National USGBC. Chris is currently serving on the ABC Birmingham Chapter’s Green Advisory Council.

Chris recently founded Miller Consulting Group, LLC which is a sustainability consulting firm that works with design and construction professionals in their pursuit for LEED certification or LEED accreditation.

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Edith Councilman

USGBC Alabama Chapter – Membership Chair

Vice President, Regional Manager
PNC Realty Services - Alabama
1927 1st  Avenue, N, 3rd FL
Birmingham, AL 35203
Mailstop:  G5-K721-03-1
205.244.2884 - Office
443.829.2190 - Cell

Edie has over twenty years’ experience in facilities services in the banking industry, most previously, managing a small portfolio of branches and a major building in Maryland. New to the role of Regional Manager for PNC Realty Services in the Alabama region, Edie’s team oversees the day to day facilities operations of the newly acquired PNC bank branches in the State of Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Her regional management oversight also includes interior renovation and upgrade projects in this branch network. Edie recently relocated to Alabama from Maryland where she was an active volunteer of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.

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Kyle Crider

Program Chair

Ecotech Institute and Education Corporation of America

Kyle Crider is Program Chair at Ecotech Institute and Education Corporation of America. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a double-emphasis in Urban Planning & Policy Analysis. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND). He is currently in the Interdisciplinary Engineering Ph.D. Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Amanda Gale

LEED AP (BD+C), NCIDQ No. 21387

Dr. Gale is an assistant professor with the Interior Design program in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University. The undergraduate Interior Design program at Auburn was recently ranked No. 1 in the nation by DesignIntelligience magazine. Dr. Gale teaches undergraduate coursework in lighting design and environmental systems, materials and components, and a LEED Green Associates prep class.  The LEED GA class currently has a 92% pass rate for the LEED GA examination. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Auburn chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Dr. Gale is an active member of Interior Designer Educators Council (IDEC), Environmental Design and Research Association (EDRA), and ASID. 

Background Information/Accreditations

Dr. Gale holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Facility Management and Interior Design from Michigan State University, and a Doctoral degree in Technology from Eastern Michigan University. She has publications in the areas of environmentally responsible design and human spatial behaviors. Her principal areas of research address social and environmental sustainability, environmental design and human spatial behavior, and the impact of work experiences in education. Dr. Gale is a NCIDQ certified interior designer and LEED accredited professional.

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Greg Miller

Greg Miller is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Athens/Limestone County, Alabama. This Habitat affiliate built the first LEED certified homes in Alabama, to date having 3 homes rated LEED Gold and 2 more LEED Platinum, with 3 more tracking LEED Platinum. Greg also serves as the construction manager of the affiliate. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Greg and his wife Debra spearheaded the green building efforts of Habitat in Athens. Greg has served as the Treasurer of the USGBC North Alabama Branch since 2010. Greg also is on the Board of Directors for The Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates and is a member of Homebuilders Association of Alabama and NAHB.

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Kathleen Kirkpatrick, LEED AP, CSBA
SERC Representative

kathleen@bluehorizonenterprises.com
205-535-1763

Kathleen Kirkpatrick is founder and principal of Blue Horizon Enterprises, a sustainable business and green building consultancy. Originally hailing from Tuscaloosa, she received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. After years working as an environmental engineer focused on National Environmental Policy Act compliance, she made a shift to sales and business development. While living in the Pacific Northwest, she developed an interest in green building and gained her Sustainable Building Advisor certification, followed by LEED accreditation in 2009. The devastating tornadoes of April 2011 motivated Kathleen to return to her hometown of Tuscaloosa to advocate for sustainable development and green building in Alabama. Now residing in Wetumpka, Kathleen is a founding member of Tuscaloosa's Sassafras Center for Arts and Environment. In addition to her professional affiliations with McLelland Architecture and the University of Alabama, she is an active volunteer for a number of Alabama arts and environmental organizations.

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Joe Cooper, MPH, LEED AP

 

Joe Cooper began his career in sustainable construction in 2001 with Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, GA, where he helped develop and expand the EarthCraft House program. After receiving his Master of Public Health from Emory University, he established Ecosouth Green Building Services. Joe is a LEED AP Homes, a LEED for Homes Green Rater, and a Home Energy Rater. He provides training and consulting services, as well as ENERGY STAR, EarthCraft House, and LEED for Homes certifications, for progressive homebuilders throughout the southeast. Joe lives with his wife, Lawren, and daughter, Caroline, in Huntsville, AL.

  

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Katie Wells, LEED AP


Senior Estimator
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Direct: 205-714-1249
Cell: 205-506-1834

Katie Wells is a Senior Estimator for the Birmingham, Alabama office of Brasfield & Gorrie – one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms. Brasfield & Gorrie provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. Brasfield & Gorrie employs approximately 229 LEED Accredited Professionals and has successfully completed 46 sustainable facilities. Engineering News-Record ranked Brasfield & Gorrie 32nd among the nation's "Top 400 Contractors" for 2012.

Katie joined Brasfield & Gorrie in 2005 and has held multiple positions in estimating, project management, and construction management. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and during her tenure at Brasfield & Gorrie has worked on projects ranging from Healthcare to Facilities/Institutional.

Katie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Science from Auburn University. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama and is actively involved in the community. Katie is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, the Young Partners Board for Pre-School Partners, and the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Interior Design Board.

  

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David Green

David Green has over 14 years’ experience delivering quality sustainable construction projects. He currently manages the Commercial Division for Robins & Morton, a 65 year old privately held construction company based in Birmingham, AL. Professional and civic organization affiliations include: American Heart Association, United Way, American Cancer Society and Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, CCIM, NAIOP, BOMA and chairs Associated Builders and Contractors Green Advisory Council. He is also an active member of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center supporter’s board and is the Southeastern Regional Council representative for USGBC Alabama chapter.   He received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Auburn University.

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Derek S. Henry, P.E. LEED AP

CRS Engineering
205-323-2373
dhenry@crsegr.com
 

Having over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Derek provides design and consulting engineering services for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems in commercial, institutional, retail and industrial facilities.  Registered as a professional engineer in multiple states, Derek provides engineering services throughout the country for CRS Engineering and Design Consultants, Inc. located in Birmingham, Alabama.  As well as providing commission services for multiple facilities, Derek has worked as the design engineer on seven LEED® certified projects.
 
CRS Engineering provides MEP/FP design and consulting engineering services with offices in Huntsville and Birmingham, Al.
 
Derek graduated from UAB with a BSME in Mechanical Engineering, is an active member in ASHRAE previously serving as board member, and is licensed as an Energy Star Professional Sevices Provider.

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Keith Johns

Keith is an environmental professional with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Keith's passion for more sustainable communities, buildings and businesses led him to a graduate program in Environmental Management, experience with the ISO14001 environmental management system, solid waste expertise, and LEED accreditation. All this has grown into a career in corporate sustainability planning and implementation, and he now serves as Director of Energy and Sustainability on the Regions Financial account of CBRE, based in Birmingham.

Keith sees the USGBC as a perfect vehicle for expanding his personal belief - backed by a growing body of data - that businesses can experience positive economic growth while minimizing their environmental and community impacts.

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Neil C. Johnston, Esq.

Real Estate, Land Use & Timber Section
HAND ARENDALL LLC

Neil C. Johnston is the Chairman of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group. His practice and experience include environmental permitting involving endangered species, natural resources, oil and gas, wetlands, stormwater, and others, real estate and sustainable development and transactions, forestry, linear projects, conservation work, as well as charitable foundation and land trust matters. He practices before numerous federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FERC, the Alabama Department of Conservation, the Alabama Oil and Gas Board and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. He also practices and represents trust departments of various financial institutions concerning real estate, forestry, environmental, oil and gas, probate and trust matters. For three years, he was the onsite counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation as Conservator for Altus Bank in Mobile, Alabama.

Mr. Johnston frequently writes and speaks on environmental and land use topics concerning forestry, wetlands, endangered species, real estate development, coastal issues, conservation easements, construction stormwater issues, and land trusts. He has written articles for such publications as The Alabama Lawyer and Water Log (a Legal Reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium), and spoken before such groups as the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Bar Institute CLE, Cumberland School of Law CLE, the Central Gulf Coast Safety and Health Exposition, the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, and the Alabama General Contractors.

Mr. Johnston graduated from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1975, attended University College, Oxford, England in 1973, and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978. He served as a research editor of the Law and Psychology Review from 1977-1978 and was President of the Environmental Law Society in 1977 and 1978. He was Chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar in 1984-1985 and again in 1991-1992. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, serving as Chairman of the Forest Resources Committee, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Water Quality and Wetlands Committee and Vice Chairman of the Smart Growth and Green Buildings Committee. He is listed and recognized in the book, The Best Lawyers in America, in the fields of Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Timber Law and Water Law.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the fields of conservation, environmental law and education, including Named the Mobile Environmental Lawyer of the Year for 2011 by Best Lawyers, the 2009 Community Partner Award from Partners for Environmental Progress, 2003 National Wetlands Award from the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., Gulf Guardian Award 2002 – first place conservation education (Ribbit’s Big Splash), the 2003 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award ("Conservation Educator of the Year" for The Project CATE Foundation) from the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the 2002 Best Environmental Education Award for development of Ribbit’s Big Splash from the Environment Education Association of Alabama, the Wetlands Merit Award from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2000, and the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award ("Water Conservationist of the Year") from the Alabama Wildlife Federation in 1987. Most recently at the Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, Mr. Johnston was presented The Phoenix Award as the Chairman of the Forest Resources Committee for the Committee’s work during the 2010-2011 year. The Phoenix Award is a special recognition given to the Committee that has made an outstanding effort to improve the Committee’s performance over the past year.


He is a member of numerous professional and civic associations, including the Rotary Club of Mobile (President, 1996), the Nature Conservancy of Alabama (Board of Trustees, 1990-1996), The Project CATE Foundation, Inc. (President and General Counsel, 1997-present), Alabama Coastal Foundation (President, 2003-2004), Partners for Environmental Progress (Board Member), America’s Junior Miss, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1996-2002), Society of American Military Engineers (Board Member 1996 - present), Alabama Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society (Member), the International Right-of-Way Association (Member), Governor’s Wetland Mitigation Task Force (Member), and the USGBC - Coastal Chapter of the Environmental Law Institute.

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Joe King

Joe King is an Indirect Account Manager for The Trane Company in Birmingham. He is involved with the Alabama area construction industry and facility management. Joe has also served on many levels for the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) including Alabama Chapter President in 2004. He also provided the equipment and controls for Alabama's first LEED-certified project, Homewood Middle School.

Joe graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1999 and began work with Trane out of college. Upon graduation, he completed Trane’s Graduate Training Program in La Crosse, WI.  Joe has been with Trane for a total of 11 years, working the Birmingham office has been a LEED accredited professional since 2004. His primary responsibilities include assisting contractors, engineers and owners regarding their HVAC equipment, Building Automation Systems as well as many other HVAC related duties.

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Andrea Paseur, AIA, LEED-AP

Andrea Paseur is a registered architect and owner of Paseur & Associates Architecture, a full-services design and architecture firm in Huntsville, Alabama focused on small commercial, residential and neighborhood planning.  A native of the Tennessee Valley, Andrea graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1993 with a degree in Optical Science/Physics, followed by a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from Mississippi State University.   Her architecture career started at Crow & Associates Architects, where she immediately began managing projects for universities, school systems, corporations and private clients.  In 2008, she started Paseur & Associates to further pursue her passion for sustainable design as well as urban and historic neighborhood revitalization.

Andrea received LEED AP accreditation in 2008 and has served as Programs Director and Communications Director for the USGBC North Alabama Branch since 2009.  In addition, Andrea is a member of the American Institute of Architects and National Association of Professional Women.

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Jeremy Pipkin

Biography to come

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Andrea Paseur, AIA, LEED-AP

Andrea Paseur is a registered architect and owner of Paseur & Associates Architecture, a full-services design and architecture firm in Huntsville, Alabama focused on small commercial, residential and neighborhood planning.  A native of the Tennessee Valley, Andrea graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1993 with a degree in Optical Science/Physics, followed by a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from Mississippi State University.   Her architecture career started at Crow & Associates Architects, where she immediately began managing projects for universities, school systems, corporations and private clients.  In 2008, she started Paseur & Associates to further pursue her passion for sustainable design as well as urban and historic neighborhood revitalization.

Andrea received LEED AP accreditation in 2008 and has served as Programs Director and Communications Director for the USGBC North Alabama Branch since 2009.  In addition, Andrea is a member of the American Institute of Architects and National Association of Professional Women.

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Jeet Radia, P.E., CIH

Senior Vice President - EHS & HR
McWane, Inc.

Jeet Radia is the Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety and Human Resources for McWane, Inc. with more than 30 years of technical and management experience in assisting industrial manufacturing firms with a wide range of environmental, health and safety and sustainability issues. He brings particular expertise on environmental and sustainability concerns related to metal casting operations and processes. Before joining McWane, Mr. Radia served as Senior Vice President of Keramida Environmental, Inc. where he was responsible for providing senior level technical and regulatory assistance to industrial clients on a variety of environmental, health and safety issues. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years with RMT, Inc., a national environmental and engineering consulting firm, in different leadership positions, including Vice President and Regional Manager, National Air Program Manager and Senior Consultant.

Mr. Radia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Industrial Metallurgy and Management from the University of Aston, Birmingham, England. He is a registered professional engineer and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

As a recognized expert in the environmental area, Mr. Radia is a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences, seminars and training courses on environmental issues. Mr. Radia has served four terms as a member of the State of Wisconsin Air Pollution Control Council, a state government appointee position. He is Chairman of the Air Quality Committee of the American Foundry Society.

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Brandon N. Robinson

Associate
Balch & Bingham LLP

Brandon N. Robinson is an attorney practicing energy law in the Birmingham office of Balch & Bingham LLP. Brandon has had extensive experience as a policy advocate in the energy industry with respect to standards development, enforcement, and compliance in various areas. Brandon has a particular interest in and has authored several publications with respect to smart grid, energy efficiency, green building and other energy-related issues. Brandon regularly works with clients on legislation, regulation, and specific projects associated with energy efficiency and sustainability.

In addition, Brandon brings experience through his involvement forming and serving on various professional, social, civic and educational boards, committees, task forces. He has served as Vice-President and co-founder of the Lakeshore Foundation Junior Board, in various leadership roles on committees within the Duke Law Alumni Association, as Alumni Chair of the Annual Fund for Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama, as well as several vice-chair positions on numerous committees within the American Bar Association’s Section on Energy and Environmental Resources. Brandon holds an undergraduate degree and law degree with honors from Duke University.

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Scott Steen

As an experienced project architect for Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc., Scott has led project teams with design and technical support on a wide range of building types. As project architect he is experienced in leading a design team through every phase of a project and able to handle any issues that may arise during the design process. His range of experience also encompasses designing sustainable buildings and leading projects through the USGBC’s LEED accreditation process. Designing responsible, energy efficient buildings which minimize their impact on the environment through the construction process and during their life cycle is a passion for him.

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Paulette Doggett

 

Bio to come

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Jennifer Roselius

Jennifer Roselius practices in Hand Arendall's business section. She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2006, and received her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 2001.

Jennifer is licensed to practice in both Alabama and New York. Prior to joining Hand Arendall, she practiced for a firm in New York.

Jennifer has experience in a broad range of transactional matters, including:

Real Estate. Jennifer has represented owners, developers, lenders and other participants in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, financing, development and leasing of all types of commercial properties. Jennifer also has experience working on the real estate and securitization aspects of large corporate and public finance transactions, including complex mortgage and secured lending transactions involving multi-state collateral.

Corporate Transactions and Governance. Jennifer has represented clients in corporate and finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of securities. These transactions have involved a broad range of businesses, including housing, retailing, energy, light industrial, medical and telecommunications. Jennifer has assisted numerous clients in forming business entities for clients in all types of business and provides corporate governance and transactional advice to clients. Jennifer advises public companies regarding compliance with the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act and assists them in the preparation of periodic reports required by the 1934 Act.

Energy. Jennifer has experience working on both the transactional and real estate aspects of alternative energy projects, in particular on wind projects and biofuel projects. She has also assisted clients in traditional oil and gas projects, such as pipeline and terminal projects, and assisted clients in redeveloping properties formerly used for oil and gas development into commercial and residential uses.

Jennifer is a member of the Mobile County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar and is also active in her community.

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