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Professional Profile

Victoria Schomer, ASID, LEED AP, has been a professional interior designer and green building consultant for over 30 years, working on both commercial and residential projects. Her experience includes work on large corporate projects, medical clinics, and banking institutions in Virginia, Washington, DC and New York City, as well as both commercial and residential work for nearly 25 years on the West Coast.

As founder of Green Built Environments, Victoria has been spearheading the environmental arena for design and build professionals since 1988.

Victoria has been at the helm of many ‘firsts’ in the green design and build movement, completing her first green project in 1990. In 1991, Victoria began publishing “Interior Concerns” the first green design and building newsletter in the US. She followed the next year with the first green materials and products resource guide, “Interior Concerns Resource Guide.” She later formed the nonprofit, Building Concerns, to further broaden the base of design and build education tools and programs through regional directories of green design and building professionals, case studies, and other local resources to support the growing sustainability movement. Building Concerns receiving Home Depot’s largest environmental grant in 1994.

Throughout the 1990s Victoria wrote, taught, and consulted on green and health-focused residential and small commercial projects. Her design work in California included interior space planning and specifying, collaborating on green design and building teams, offering methods to improve resource and energy efficiencies, strategies for improving indoor air quality, and recommendations for green and healthy materials and products.

Victoria has taken part in numerous design charettes including work with the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the “Greening of the Presidio” in San Francisco.

Victoria is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and NCIDQ certified since 1988. She has served on both ASID California North Board and Carolinas Chapters. She is a founder member of ASID's Sustainable Design Council, a member of their “Distinguished Speakers” panel, and one of their "REGREEN Trained" professionals.

Through the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Victoria is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) since 1994, with a focus on Building Design and Construction. She is a co-author of, and on the USGBC's faculty for, the REGREEN: Green Renovation and Remodeling Guidelines program.

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