Theresa Backhus is the Director of the Building Innovation Hub, ensuring that the Hub’s mission and strategic vision are executed.

Theresa has over 15 years of experience designing, measuring, and improving the performance of buildings, landscapes and communities in the DC metro region. Prior to joining IMT, she was with Sustainable Building Partners, supporting owners and practitioners navigating policy, code, and green building certifications from early design phases through construction. At the U.S. Green Building Council, she was integral in the development of the LEED v4 rating system program. Her past work also includes planning, design, and construction observation in both the public and private sectors. Theresa holds a BLA from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke. She is a Registered Landscape Architect, LEED AP BD+C and ND, and SITES AP. Read her full LinkedIn profile or contact Theresa at Theresa [at]

Theresa Backhus

Director, Building Innovation Hub

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