Jodi Smits Anderson | U.S. Green Building Council
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Jodi Smits Anderson

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

Jodi is a seeker of balance in triple bottom line visioning, planning and
implementation. She is an architect who has served as designer, project manager
and construction liaison for churches, schools, and community projects. She enjoys speaking and writing about sustainability, resiliency, nature-informed business, and the frustrations and joys of being an agent for change.

As a Director in state government she gets to work on policy planning along with education and engagement of staff at DASNY to move toward greener building and on to regenerative projects in NYS. She also gets to work with talented NY employees on greening operations in more than 70 NY agencies.

As Chapter volunteer and past CSC member, she gets to communicate and
advocate for the needs of the individual members moving our mission forward
so beautifully.

She loves her circa 1922 house in Albany, NY, which she and her family are
slowly greening up. She indulges in hiking, kayaking, biking and the occasional run as well
as knitting, singing, acting and directing, painting, and crafting jewelry.
She is obviously a Gemini.

She is blessed with an exceptional husband, Maarten, who "gets" green in his
uber-tech geek mind, and her amazing son Erik who, now age 15, is
connected with his whole environment, built and natural.

Some favorite quotes:
1) Seek a Life Useful. (Theatre Honorary Society)
2) Opportunity is avoided by most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work. (Thomas Edison)
3) When going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)