With the support of a Fulbright grant, Rebecca Schmidt earned her M.A. in
Architecture in Germany at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences,
focusing on high-performance building design. She earned her B.Arch at
Carnegie Mellon University with a minor in Business Management. Ms. Schmidt
has extensive experience working with energy-modeling simulation programs in
the design, renovation and optimization of energy-efficient structures,
meeting stringent energy standards, such as Passivhaus. During the 2007 Solar
Decathlon in Washington DC, a competition to construct the most attractive,
effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house, she served as the solar
thermal specialist and financial manager.
Ms. Schmidt presently consults clients with existing buildings, new
construction and commercial interiors projects on how to achieve
sustainability-related certifications, such as LEED.