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Dagmar B. Epsten is the founder and owner of Epsten Group, recognized in 2011 as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South. In its 20-year history, Epsten Group has grown to a 50-person multidisciplinary architecture and building consulting firm with an international reach and a broad range of services, including Architecture/Interior Design, LEED Consulting/BIM-Based Energy Modeling, Commissioning/Mechanical Engineering, Building Envelope/Roofing/ Waterproofing Consulting and Green Building/Product Certifications according to ISO Guide 65.

Dagmar B. Epsten, LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ID+C, HOMES, AIA, CxA, CCS, is the founder and owner of Epsten Group, recognized in 2011 and 2012 as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South. In its 21-year history, Epsten Group has grown to a 45-person multidisciplinary architecture and building consulting firm with an international reach and a broad range of services, including Architecture/Interior Design, LEED Consulting/BIM-Based Energy Modeling, Commissioning/Mechanical Engineering, Building Envelope/Roofing/ Waterproofing Consulting and Green Building/Product
Certifications according to ISO Guide 65.

Ms. Epsten is a registered architect, certified commissioning authority,
certified construction specifier, and LEED Fellow. Having worked with LEED
since the year 2000, Ms. Epsten is a pioneer and expert in all aspects of
LEED, with LEED specialties in Building Design & Construction, Operations &
Maintenance, Interior Design & Construction, Neighborhood Development, and
Homes. She guides building owners, managers, occupants, and complex project
teams toward long-term value and optimized environments. She has been
involved as architect or consultant in many endeavors, including
multiple-building portfolios, large, complex facilities, campuses,
sustainable showcase buildings, and international projects, and has served
many government agencies, institutions, corporations, nonprofits, and private
clients.

A native of Germany and avid world traveler, Ms. Epsten enjoys international
involvement. Epsten Group is the global leader in LEED certification reviews,
having provided over 6,000 reviews in more than 50 countries. Recent firm
experience includes projects in Switzerland, Mexico and Turks & Caicos. She
is an active presenter at international conferences, including the
Sustainable Building conferences in Oslo, Norway (2002), Tokyo, Japan (2005)
and Melbourne, Australia (2008) and the Saudi Green Building Forum (2012).

Ms. Epsten is a founding member of the USGBC Atlanta chapter and has served
on the Board of Directors for Green Chamber of the South. She is the
recipient of several sustainable design and achievement awards, including the
Construction Specifications Institute’s national Environmental Stewardship
Award in 2007.

Ms. Epsten received a diploma engineering degree in architecture along with
an award for environmental solutions in Karlsruhe, Germany; her thesis on
daylighting was published as a book. She went on to obtain a Masters in
Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and stayed in Atlanta,
Georgia. In recent years her firm’s growing international recognition has
allowed her to reconnect with Germany through services in the European
market.