Marni Evans

  • Past Interim Director for the Sustainable Sites Initiative—a partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the U.S. Botanic Garden
  • Past Washington State Director of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council 
  • Created the Living Future Unconference


Trained as an architect, Marni Jade Evans is a sustainability educator, consultant, and Green Building Specialist with the U.S. Green Building Council. Evans wrote about sustainable business practices for The Balance Small Business for over a year. With experience on over 20 LEED projects in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, over 200 LEED projects as a LEED reviewer to the USGBC and CaGBC, and two projects aspiring to Living Building Challenge status, Marni's sustainable development consulting history is diverse.

Through her past experience with Paladino & Company, her range of skills covers all aspects of building design development and construction, including planning and eco-Charrette facilitation, concept design, project management, strategic and business planning, and integrative design practices. 


After completing a master's in architecture and bachelor's in environmental design from Montana State University - Bozeman, Marni entered the Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate Program. She holds the LEED AP and LEED Canada AP designation.

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