Anisa Heming, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O&M.
Anisa (Baldwing Metzger) Heming is director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. With a background in architecture, she began her work with USGBC in New Orleans, hired to assist with rebuilding the schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. During her two years with the city’s Recovery School District, she established green design and construction standards, received an EPA grant to hire an indoor air quality manager for the schools, completed a public-private partnership to install solar PV on school roofs, began a recycling pilot program, and laid the foundation for the district's energy management program. In Washington, DC, she began the Green Schools Fellowship Program at the Center for Green Schools, placing and training sustainability directors in school districts and beginning the nation's first network of school district sustainability staff. As the Center's director, Anisa provides strategic direction to USGBC’s work in schools and coordinates an organization-wide team to promote environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and sustainability literacy in school systems around the world. In 2014, she was named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Sustainability" by Green Building and Design Magazine. She is a Little Rock native and holds a B.S. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Arch. from the University of Washington in Seattle.
*Expert topic:* Center for Green Schools