Lucia Athens

Lucia Athens is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Austin Office of Sustainability. Recognized internationally as an authority on green practices, Lucia spent 10 years leading the City of Seattle’s award-winning green building program. She began her career in public service at the City of Austin, working on water conservation programs in the late 1980′s, and on the developmental team for Austin Energy Green Building in the early 1990′s. Since then, she has served on many boards, including the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute board. A licensed landscape architect, Lucia earned an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Sustainable Design from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a LEED™ Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Her book, Building an Emerald City: A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies, was published in 2010.