Jodi Smits Anderson , AIA LEED AP BDand C

Director of Sustainability Programs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York , Albany , New York

Jodi Smits Anderson is the Director of Sustainability Programs for DASNY, an architect, LEED AP BD+C, AIA member, lifetime member of NESEA, past regional and national U.S. Green Building Council committee member, wife, mom, hiker, kayaker, knitter, and storyteller.

Ms. Smits Anderson is working with many state agencies on sustainability implementations in NY State government processes. She has spoken at the ILFI (International Living Futures Institute) unconference in Seattle, and several times each at Greenbuild, NESEA’s Building Energy, and the NYS Green Building Conference. She is a NY Energy Code instructor through the Urban Green Council, and has assisted in research and writing for Project Drawdown, which cites the 100 market-proven ways we already have in our toolkit to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. Ms. Smits Anderson is the 2018 Green Building Advocate award recipient and seeks to move her work and capabilities forward, with collaboration and continual improvement at the core of the effort. Her goal is to understand and incorporate informed sustainable practices into design, construction, and living, and to share whatever she has learned and learn still more from whomever will talk with her. We must learn to work with nature's systems to acheive our shared, regenerative, and beautiful future-state.