Paula Melton is Senior Editor at BuildingGreen, where she writes feature
articles, blog posts, and product reviews on a variety of sustainable design
topics, including LEED and other green building rating systems. She was also
the lead developer of the company's recent white papers on LEED version 4 and
on toxic chemicals in building products and has spoken recently at Greenbuild and the AIA National Convention. With an MFA in creative writing and a background in both journalism and socially responsible marketing, she has been researching and writing about health and sustainability for more than 15 years.