As the founding Director of the Building Innovation Hub, Lindsey Falasca led its launch and laid the foundation for the successful implementation of its mission: meeting the needs of the local building industry while pushing innovative solutions and breaking down barriers to high-performing buildings. As of August 2022, she’s serving in a detail position as the Director for Net Zero Federal Buildings at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. At CEQ, Lindsey is working to transform how the Federal Government builds, buys, and manages its buildings, energy, and operations, leveraging Federal leadership as a catalyst for achieving net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.
The Building Innovation Hub provides critical hands-on assistance to the District’s real estate community and building industry professionals as they work to improve their building’s performance and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Building Energy Performance Standard set by the CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Act of 2018. With the goal of providing practical but forward-leaning solutions to guide the industry to achieve the District’s visionary future, she worked to provide the resources, education, and services needed to help fill the gap between the realities of today’s market with the goals set forth in DC’s sustainability plan.
Previously, Lindsey was a program manager for private sector engagement at IMT where she worked to advance market demand for high-performance buildings and accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency throughout the real estate industry. Prior to joining IMT, Lindsey worked at Hickok Cole Architects, where she was a leader in the firm’s High-Performance Design group. She also worked in the firm’s multifamily residential and commercial office building sectors. She was the Project Architect for the American Geophysical Union headquarters building, the District of Columbia’s first net zero commercial office building renovation. Lindsey holds a bachelor’s of science degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in both architecture and sustainable design from the Catholic University of America. She is a Registered Architect, LEED BD+C, and a Fitwel Ambassador.