Kath Williams, Ph.D., LEED® Fellow

Founding Executive Vice President

Kath WilliamsKath Williams brought to I2SL's board of directors a solid background in laboratories, education, and green building. As assistant to Montana State University's Vice President of Research, Dr. Kath Williams became responsible for supporting laboratory operations. From 1993-1999, Kath was project chief for MSU's EPICenter project, recognized internationally as a model for sustainable laboratory design. With over $6 million in grants under National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) supervision, seven green laboratory technologies were developed and/or improved.

Serving as the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Vice Chair from 1996 to 2004, Dr. Williams founded the USGBC's Education Committee, International Task Force, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Labs Committee. Her responsibilities included serving as liaison during the development of the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria and LEED for Labs. Kath was a LEED faculty member for five years and she continues to chair the USGBC's LEED-Application Guide Committee.

Dr. Williams was elected President of the World Green Building Council in 2005, was re-elected for three terms, and was honored to be the first Fulbright Senior Specialist in sustainability. She is a frequently invited author and keynote speaker on green buildings, sustainable laboratories, and the integrated design process. She has also chaired two USGBC member summits, served on Greenbuild steering committees, and was Greenbuild Program Coordinator for five years.

Kath Williams + Associates, the Bozeman, Montana, firm she founded in 1999, serves as consultants on green and LEED projects, from team selection to complete LEED documentation. Recent LEED certified projects were for clients such as U.S. Department of State, National Park Service, Taiwan Semiconductor, Air Force Weather Agency, and Tishman-Speyer. Kath served as LEED-AP on two Platinum projects in India and has completed five USAID missions to that country.

Dr. Williams was recently named LEED Fellow, one of the first 34 designated by the Green Building Certification Institute. Dr. Williams was also honored as the first Fulbright Senior Specialist in Sustainability.