Kath Williams | U.S. Green Building Council
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Kath Williams

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

Dr. Kath Williams has a diverse background in sustainability—from construction projects to green education.

Dr. Kath Williams has a diverse background in sustainability—from
construction projects to green education.

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 committed owners and outstanding teams
to develop outstanding green building projects around the world.

Honors:
*USGBC-Montana chapter "Pioneer Award" 2017
*First Inductee into Indian Green Building Hall of Fame
*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.
*Recognized as honorary member of the Guatemala Green Building Council
*Honored by ASTRA Women of Excellence- Global Strategic Alliance Award
*Named as one of eight Living Building Heroes of 2014 by International Living
Future Institute.

In 1999, Kath founded Kath Williams + Associates (KW+A) in Bozeman, Montana.
Along with her network of associates, she has supported nearly 100 projects.
Included are eight Platinum projects-- Xanterra Parks & Resorts/National Park
Service's Old Faithful Employee Housing, Idaho National Laboratory's Energy
Innovation Laboratory, Paraphur Business Centre in New Delhi, University of
Montana's Payne Family Native American Center, Helena (MT) Housing
Authority's Early Learning and Job Training Center, Blackfeet Community
College's Math/Science Building , ITC Green Centre in Delhi and CII-Sohrabji
Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad, India.

Known for her facilitation skills, Kath led teams that produced:
*Montana's High Performance Building Standards under legislative mandate
*Bert Mooney Airport's Sustainability Master Plan under FAA grant
*Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center, College of Engineering at Montana State
University's, student-led LEED Charrette
*Numerous successful LEED charrettes and LEED-exam prep workshops globally.

Service:
*Vice Chair, USGBC, 1994-2000
*Vice Chair and President, World Green Building Council, 2001-2004
*Founding Chair, USGBC Education Committee
*LEED Faculty for five years
*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
*Past committee member, USGBC Faculty Advisory Group
*Education@USGBC Pro Reviewer (current)
*Founding and current sponsor of the Montana Chapter of USGBC
*Founding sponsor of USGBC Student Chapter at Montana State University
*Vice President, Board of Trustees, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana
(current)

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.

Education:
*Montana State University. Doctorate in Higher Education (Ed.D)
*The Ohio State University. Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting as Kiplinger Fellow (MA)
*Ohio University. Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ)
*Post graduate work at Stanford University
*Collaborator with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and
*Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Hoover Institute.

KW+A is an ASTRA-certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE.)