Widely recognized as the founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Commercial Interiors program, Penny Bonda “wrote the book” on green standards for her field. She is a Fellow and past president of the 30,000-member American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the oldest and largest association of its kind in the world, and she is a member of the ASID Foundation board of trustees. She frequently consults for businesses striving to become more competitive by becoming more sustainable.
In the field for three decades, Bonda has been interior design director for leading architectural firms, including the Washington, D.C. offices of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann and The Hillier Group. She founded ASID’s Sustainable Design Council and was a principal developer of the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines, a joint project with the Green Buildings Council.
Bonda co-authored the critically acclaimed book Sustainable Commercial Interiors and is the Eco Editor of Interior Design magazine. She was a lead consultant for Sustainability Matters, a guidebook published by the U.S. General Services Administration to reduce the waste of energy and natural resources and create healthy work environments in federal facilities.
She has served on the U.S. Green Building Council’s board, was a charter member of the LEED Steering Committee, is a member of the LEED workshop faculty, and is environmental consultant to the USGBC’s Standards Council. She has also served on numerous advisory councils for academic, industry and regulatory organizations, including the materials certification group Greenguard, the Council for Interior Design, and the Dupont Antron Sustainability Advisory Council.
Bonda holds ASID’s Designer of Distinction award and the USGBC Leadership Award, among many other honors. She has received an honorary doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design and an honorary Senior Fellowship from the Design Futures Council.
Bonda speaks on green interior design with an emphasis on commercial interiors. Her presentations explain both the environmental and the business benefits of a sustainable approach to interior design.
Video clips from a presentation are available here, and speaking testimonials are available here. To discuss Penny Bonda as a possible speaker, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.
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