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Kath Williams

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow

Dr. Kath Williams has a diverse background in sustainability.

Drawing on her experiences as Assistant to the Vice President of Research at
Montana State University, her position as executive director of MSU’s EPICenter project, and her service as vice chair of the U.S. Green Building Council for six years, Kath works with teams to develop outstanding green building projects around the world.

Represented USGBC on the World Green Building Council as vice chair and president Supported development of green building councils in India, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, UAE, Guatemala, Nigeria, and Brazil,
Recognized with the 2011 Chairman's Award by the World Green Building Council.

In 1999, Kath founded Kath Williams + Associates in Bozeman, Montana, and with her network of associates, she has supported nearly 100 projects. KW+A is an ASTRA certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

Highlights include:
first two LEED-Platinum buildings in India
Taiwan Semiconductor’s LEED-Gold fabrication plants
NIH's first LEED-Gold project at Rocky Mountain Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory's Energy Innovation Laboratory (Platinum) and the Energy Systems Laboratory (Gold)
Kawilal Hotel, Amatitlán, Guatemala

Two other recent projects to achieve LEED-Platinum:
Blackfeet Community College's Math/Science Building, the first LEED-Platinum on tribal land, and Helena Housing Authority's Early Learning Center for Head Start classes.

Under construction are such projects as:
TerraEsperanza in Guatemala City
Jake Jabs Center, MSU College of Business
CitiBanks in Central America
Forbo Flooring Warehouse, Assendelft, Netherland, earned LEED-CS Gold.

Kath serves as the LEED-AP for Xanterra on Yellowstone National Park projects, including Canyon Village Hotel and Old Faithful Employee Housing.

Facilitation during 2014:
Montana's High Performance Building Standard development under legislative mandate
Bert Mooney Airport's Sustainability Master Plan under FAA grant
Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center, College of Engineering at Montana State

Chair, LEED-Application Guide for Labs committee for seven years
Representative, USGBC on the DOE/EPA Labs21 committee
Founding vice chair of International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)
Past Committee member, USGBC Governance Committee
Member, USGBC Faculty Advisory Group
Founding sponsor of the Montana Chapter of USBC
Founding sponsor of USGBC Student Chapter at Montana State University
Trustee, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana

Dr. Williams was honored to be named the first Fulbright Senior Specialist in
Sustainability and to be on the team who produced the U.S. State Department’s (OBO) Green Guide for Operations and Maintenance for embassies and consulates.

Montana State University (Ed.D)
The Ohio State University (MA)
Ohio University (BSJ)
Post graduate work at Stanford University
Collaborations with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Hoover Institute.

Recent honors include:
Named the first inductee into the India Green Building Council's Hall of Fame
Recognized as honorary member of the Guatemala Green Building Council
Honored by ASTRA Women of Excellence- Global Strategic Alliance Award
Named as one of 8 Living Building Heroes of 2014 by International Living
Future Institute.

With her husband of 40 years, Dale and Kath raised their two sons, Sean and Jonathan, in Bozeman, Montana.,