Katie Weeks | U.S. Green Building Council
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Katie Weeks

  • AP-GA Certified
Washington, DC

Katie Weeks, LEED Green Associate, is a skilled editor, writer, and strategist specializing in sustainability.

She is the Director of Communications for the Institute for Market Transformation, a nonprofit focused on promoting energy efficiency in buildings. She leads the organization’s communications efforts, overseeing strategy, messaging, and branding across IMT’s core programs. She also coordinates communications programs with IMT’s key partners and joint initiatives, such as the City Energy Project, a collaboration of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Katie has a Master's degree in sustainable design studies at Boston Architectural College. Prior to joining IMT, she served as Chief Editor, Sustainability for Hanley Wood Media, where she served as the lead for ECOBUILDING Review magazine (formerly ECOSTRUCTURE and ECOHOME magazines), Ecobuildingpulse.com, and a companion twice-weekly email newsletter.

Prior to joining Hanley Wood in 2009, she was the senior editor at Contract magazine, where she wrote about commercial interior design both in print and online, oversaw a number of competitions, managed the brand's digital portfolio, and was a key player in the development and launch of the online title Green&Design (which as since closed).

She frequently participates in industry events and has spoken at a number of conferences, and served as the keynote speaker for a range of events. She has overseen numerous design juries and participated on a collection of juries herself. She served on the editorial advisory board for the American Society of Interior Designers' ICON magazine from 2007-2009.

She was a contributor to the book "Reverb" in 2007, a compilation of essays on sustainability, and her book, "Interior Design in Practice: Case Studies of Successful Business Models," is available from John Wiley & Sons.