Linda Sorrento, FASID, IIDA, LEED-AP® BC+C.
Linda leads the National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) as its Executive Director.
provides the leadership for multidiscipline expertise and research on issues such as climate change, resource depletion, and energy security.
Linda is a consultant to the General Services Administration creating web tools to empower government or private sector users to identify cost-effective green building and procurement strategies for improved environmental performance.
In addition, she's
on the development team for Sphere E, a web-tool that uses product LCAs as the basis for measuring, verifying, and reporting the environmental impacts of products.
Linda was the Senior Director of Education for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
While there, she
initiated strategic relationships with leading industry organizations to advance the Council's mission of market transformation through high-quality green education.
Linda's projects have included the development of the REGREEN® residential remodeling guidelines in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers
(ASID) and the green jobs initiative.
Linda joined the USGBC in 2004 as the Director of LEED for Commercial Interiors.
In this role, she led the development and market implementation of the LEED for Commercial rating system that focuses on high performance green tenant spaces.
Prior to joining USGBC, Linda practiced as a corporate interior designer for 29 years.
During that time, Linda was an assistant professor at George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College where she focused on human behavior and environmental design.
Linda serves on the boards of Marymount University and Northern Virginia Community College and is a past member of the ASID National Board of Directors.
has received a number of honors including fellowship in ASID
She holds a bachelor's degree in interior design from Syracuse University and a master's degree in interior design from Marymount University.