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Iris Amdur



Since founding GreenShape in 2004, Iris Amdur has managed the sustainable design of over 300 green buildings. She has led private developers, non-profit organizations and government agencies, including the Architect of the Capitol, in drafting and implementing comprehensive sustainability plans to embed and track sustainable practices across their portfolios and demonstrate triple-bottom-line results.


Iris provides strategic sustainability guidance for all GreenShape green building projects.  She leads the corporate sustainability practice group and is responsible for business development at GreenShape.  


Ms. Amdur served as a subject matter expert during development of the DC Green Building Act of 2006. She managed certification for the first LEED Platinum project in Washington, DC and was instrumental in transforming the Nation's Capital into a leading city for green building.

Iris was hired by USGBC to roll out the LEED for Schools rating system and has trained thousands of design professionals in sustainable design. She received an Environmental Stewardship Award from the US General Services Administration in 2005 for founding a multi-disciplinary coalition for construction waste management and received the first DC Mayor’s Environmental Award in 2009 for Construction Development.


Bachelor of Architecture

Rhode Island School of Design

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