Holley Henderson | U.S. Green Building Council
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Holley Henderson

  • AP-IDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow

Released in fall 2012, Holley is author of the book Becoming a Green Building Professional. A frequent speaker on Sustainable Design issues, Holley has presented for many groups including Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, IFMA World Workplaces, NeoCon, Greenguard Summit, Hospitality & Design (HD) Conference, CBRE World Conference, the International Convention Center Conference and numerous of professional association chapters. Holley provides presentations, as well as, training on a wide range of sustainability topics. For more details on the book or speaking opportunities, see http://www.holleyhenderson.com/ .

H2 Ecodesign grew out of Holley Henderson's passion for the sustainable consulting field. Prior to founding H2 Ecodesign, Holley was with TVS Architects for ten years and later served as Interface Carpet’s Director of Creative Design. Her work there provided her with a unique perspective into the needs of owners, manufacturers, and design firms relative to sustainability. Holley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the LEED certification process. She was the first USGBC LEED 2.0 Accredited Interior Designer in the state of Georgia.

As the managing LEED Accredited Professional, she facilitated the certification of Interface Showroom and Offices, the first LEED-CI Platinum Level Project. Holley has led several other “firsts,” including the first LEED-CI project in China (Gold Level), and the first LEED project in Thailand, a manufacturing facility, both InterfaceFLOR buildings. Another original is the first Platinum Spa – Natural Body Spa & Shoppe in Atlanta, Georgia. H2 Ecodesign is also engaged in the pilot LEED Volume Portfolio Program with two owners - Wells Fargo / Wachovia and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market (subsidiary of Tesco) - facilitating their national building portfolio. In 2010, H2 Ecodesign completed an over two-million-square-foot LEED-CS Platinum project for the largest energy provider in Thailand. Holley has provided executive quality control for over thirty LEED Certified projects.

In 2009, Holley was appointed to the National USGBC Market Advisory Committee where she currently serves as Vice-Chair and represents this group on the National USGBC LEED Steering Committee. As the most recent National USGBC LEED-CI Core Committee Chair, she participated in the LEED Steering Committee and Management Subcommittee. Holley also currently volunteers on the National USGBC Educational Development and Training Committee. With her international work, she was asked to be a part of the International Working Group Forum for Greenbuild 2010. She has been faculty for the National USGBC LEED Workshops for several years and was a member of the core team who developed the original USGBC LEED-CI workshop curriculum, as well as, the advanced 300 level. Holley has served as the 2007 – 2009 National IIDA Sustainable Forum Advisor, and in 2010, she became a member of the ASID Sustainable Design Council where she is currently an ASID Distinguished Speaker.

Holley lives in Atlanta with her amazing dog, Sir Winston Longfellow. She is a vegetarian with a weakness for bacon (smells like home).