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Dagmar Epsten - LEEDing the way

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Dagmar is an internationally recognized leader in sustainability. She grew up in Germany before getting her Masters of Architecture from Georgia Tech. In 1991, she founded her own firm and began pioneering a process that would make The Epsten Group the world leader of LEED reviews.  In fact, through the US Green Building Council, her firm has completed more than 7,000 LEED certifications in 50 countries. The Epsten Group has been named one of the Top 10 Design Firms by Engineering News Record.

As an architect and architectural consultant, Dagmar has guided large complex teams toward the sustainable performance of many significant buildings. all over the world. Closer to home, she is one of the pioneers of the green movement in Atlanta. She has provided consulting and/or design work for Atlanta institutions like Grady Hospital, Emory University, Coca Cola, and Georgia Tech. Dagmar also:

  • Initiated the Atlanta AIA Committee on the Environment, serving as chair for its first three years
  • Headed the Georgia Committee on the Environment in 1994
  • Championed the inclusion of sustainable criteria in the AIA Georgia Design Awards program, which led to her chairing a separate Sustainable Design Awards program for two years
  • Founding member of the USGBC Greater Atlanta Chapter
  • Recognized as Georgia’s first and only LEED Fellow in 2011