to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially
just human presence on Earth as the guiding principle of our time.
embraces a lifestyle which includes healthful living, wholesome food,
world travel and environmental awareness. Her natural sense of beauty,
balance and harmony inspired her to study Critical Thinking, Feng
Shui, Interior Design, and Architecture.
"To achieve sustainable living solutions, my goal is to implement
improvements and strategies, increase operating efficiencies, reduce
energy and water consumption and costs, and reduce waste generation
earned a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, and
ACGBP (Advanced Certified Green Building Professional) certification
from Build It Green, an AA degree from the Community College
of Rhode Island, and studied Architecture and Interior Design
at Canada College, and College of Marin, and Green Building Science
at San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
is a graduate of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Leadership
Institute, the Landmark Education Curriculum for Living Program,
the Environmental Forum of Marin’s Master Class, and
BTB School of Feng Shui.
is a member of the (MBA) Marin Builders Association’s Green Committee,
(BIG) BuildItGreen, (ADPSR) Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility,
(USGBC) U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern California Chapter, and
a facilitator of the Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening The Dreamer Initiative.
has worked in the building industry for over twelve years,
specializing in sales, remodeling, interior design, space planning,
and consulting for companies that include Berkeley Design Center,
Sunworks Design/Build, Studio Mehler, Miconi Marble & Tile,
Earth Source Forest Products and Green Fusion Design Center.
She has facilitated “green” home and business makeovers,
and acted as liaison between manufacturers, trades people,
the design community, and clients.
her client Clough Construction, was awarded “Best
Deck and Fencing Company 2010-2011” by the readers of Pacific
Sun, Marin County’s No. 1 weekly newspaper for lifestyles
has been a featured speaker as a Green Design and Materials
Expert, and on panel discussions for organizations such
(ASID) American Society of Interior Designers
(IIDA) International Interior Design Association
(NARI) National Association of the Remodeling Industry
(NKBA) National Kitchen and Bath Association)
General Service Administration
San Francisco Design Center
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
Green Building Professionals Guild
Student Career Forums
Radio Talk Shows
San Francisco State University
Early on in her career she was a clothing designer for Verite,
a company located in Los Angeles and Miami. She was a featured
artist on a Jane Fonda Fashion TV Special, as well as several
in Energy and Environmental Design Green
Building Rating System™ - is the nationally accepted
benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high
green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the
tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact
on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building
approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five
key areas of human and environmental
health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy
efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
a roadmap for measuring and documenting success for every building
type and phase of a building lifecycle.
Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough
understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity
with LEED requirements, resources, and processes, and demonstrate
a superior level of green design and expertise. This credential is
given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),
the foremost authority on Green Building.
- Certified Green Building
is Build It Green's training and
certification program qualifying professionals to design and construct
new home or renovation projects.
It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization
whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient
buildings in California.
by a solid foundation of outreach and education, Build It Green connects
consumers and building professionals with the tools and technical
expertise they need to build quality green buildings. Build It Green
fosters collaboration with key stakeholder groups to accelerate the
adoption of green building practices, policies, and programs through
its network of councils.
Linda with Van Jones 2007
(Author of The
Green Collar Economy)