Teresa Stern
President, Sustainability Strategist
SBA, LEED AP BD&C, LEED AP since 2001
Teresa (Burrelsman) Stern is an expert sustainability consultant, facilitator and educator. Her experience spans 20 years, starting in architecture and building science, and evolving to cover green building leadership in energy efficiency, LEED, program management and training. She has started or expanded green teams and programs at multiple Seattle organizations. Teresa is passionate about helping her clients create their own path to green, tailored to match their mission, brand and project goals.


Teresa began her green career as a researcher at the House Energy Doctor Program at the University of Arizona, working with Tucson home owners to boost the energy-efficiency of their homes. Returning to Seattle, subsequent adventures included founding the Green Team at NW architecture and planning firm GGLO, green building consulting work with Paladino & Company, Sustainability Strategic Planning for national and international mixed-use and retail projects as the Director of Sustainability at Callison Architecture and Planning, and eco outreach and exhibit design as a Principal of Site Story.

Dedicated to furthering sustainability in buildings and beyond, Teresa is a WA Clean Tech Open Sustainability Mentor and a Sustainability Subject Matter Expert for the national Edu-curious Program that matches industry experts with high school teachers for project-based learning. Past volunteer roles include Chair of the Cascadia Green Building Workshop Committee; founder and Chair of the Seattle Energy Design Roundtable; conference organizer with the Seattle AIA Committee on the Environment; and green roof researcher at the NW Eco Building Guild.

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