Ep 1: Lindsay Baker - ILFI CEO on learning a new organization
Welcome to our first podcast in the new series from Roberts’ Green Letter, Trading Yarns, with special guest Lindsay Baker.
Welcome to our first podcast in the new series from Roberts’ Green Letter, Trading Yarns.
Lindsay Baker was announced as the new CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) in August 2021. Within the green building movement, ILFI is known for groundbreaking programs like the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, launched in 2006, and the Declare label for building products.
Lindsay comes to ILFI as an entrepreneur, former executive at WeWork, and former staff member at USGBC, where she worked on the LEED rating system during a time of rapid growth in LEED. However, despite leading ILFI she told Roberts’ Green Letter that she did not come into the job being very familiar with its programs. On the podcast:
How Lindsay views the iconic organization differently as a non-customer of its programs
Lindsay’s history with buildings and building science — how she’s learned how buildings can support occupants
ILFI’s organization and its culture, and Lindsay’s leadership style