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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Kath Williams, LEED Fellow, is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the green building industry globally. Sustainability Consultant for 20+ years. Skilled in Green Building Rating Systems (especially LEED, WELL and SITES Projects). Supports corporations in meeting and documenting their SDGs. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Conflict Resolution, Adult and Higher Education from Montana State University-Bozeman.


Show Highlights 

  • Lessons Learned of what not to do in a project launched Kath’s firm into becoming a world resource for sustainability.
  • Kath built her business with a golden “Rolodex” and direction from the three (3) biggest influences on her life. 
  • The Green Building Councils’ worldwide impact and influence on sustainability. 
  • The perfect global response to quiet any critic of sustainability.
  • Kath shares what it was like being part of the inaugural group of LEED Fellows working on projects that advance the mission.
  • Some misconceptions about water. Kath provides tips on the complexity of water on our projects and how to utilize this most valuable resource.
  • Kath shares profound advice on COVID-19, politics, culture, and the best part of not being a designer to support the industry and not forfeit the gains to the environment.

“It's worth it to put in a time to get the credentials. It's worth it to put in the time to be a resource and learn as much as you can. Practically speaking, experts in sustainability are needed everywhere. It doesn't matter what the industry, it doesn't matter what your background; my degrees are not in environmental anything. In fact, my doctorate is in conflict resolution. It's the idea that we can all work together and we can all contribute.”


  • Kath Williams



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