Vanessa Blair Seibert, AIA, LEED AP, CSBA is a LEED-accredited professional with more than 25 years of experience in commercial buildings and a long-standing commitment to environmental ideals. She is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and also has National Council of Architectural Registration Board-level certification. She is the principal and founder of Verde Concepts Inc., an environmental consulting firm helping clients find sustainable solutions for building development, design, and operations. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University as well as studying at Tulane’s School of Architecture.
In 2003, she was among the first building specialists to become a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. In 2007, she ushered in the National Sustainable Building Advisor’s program to Southern California.
Seibert’s firm oversaw the certification of the MGM Tower, the first LEED for Existing Office Buildings in Los Angeles. She also managed the first gold-level Certified LEED for Commercial Interiors projects in Santa Monica (Beachbody) and in Los Angeles (Bond Companies). She is currently working on the Center for Performing Arts for the Bonita Unified School District on the San Dimas High School campus, a Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) project and the City of Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills Recreation Center.
Seibert has over a decade of experience with LEED certified and green buildings and has taught courses about green rating systems, sustainability, and energy efficiency for the City of Santa Monica, the County of Los Angeles, architectural firms, building professionals, U.S. Green Building Council, American Institute of Architects, the Association of Energy Engineers, and Santa Monica College where she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Technology. She also has published articles about sustainable design topics in various architectural publications.
With her years specializing in building design and construction, she was recently invited to join the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ Property Strategic Planning Integrated Task Force where she is analyzing all its properties regarding sustainability, maintenance requirements, operation costs, energy-efficiency opportunities, and program-potential viability.