M. Landman Communications & Consulting
Speaking and Teaching

Miriam Landman has presented numerous workshops, lectures, seminars, and classes on green building and related environmental topics for audiences of building professionals, public agency staff, students, and the general public. She has educated more than 1,000 people through her presentations. The following are some of her speaking engagements, listed in chronological order (starting with the most recent):
  • Sustainable Enterprise Conference: Moderated a panel session on "Financing Sustainable Enterprises" (panelists: Vince Siciliano, New Resource Bank; Marco Vangelisti, Essential Knowledge for Transition; Kim Kaselionis, Breakaway Funding), Sonoma Mountain Village, April 30, 2015

  • Was invited to give a talk at LinkedIn headquarters on sustainability practices for households and workplaces, to be live-streamed to LinkedIn's employees at all of their offices around the world, 2013 [postponed due to scheduling conflict]

  • U.S. Green Building Council, Redwood Empire Chapter event: Presented on Green Buildings and Homes in the North Bay: An Overview of Projects (and Programs) in the Region, at Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, October 20, 2010

  • Sonoma State University: Guest lectures on Indoor Environmental Quality; Green Materials Selection; and Green Buildings and Homes in Northern California -- for students in the Green Building Professional Certificate Program, multiple semesters: December 19, 2009; June 27, 2009; and June 19, 2010

  • Green Building in Northern California seminar (speaker and moderator), Lorman Education Services, Santa Rosa, December 4, 2008

  • West Coast Green '08: Led a forum discussion on Recommended Resources: Where to Find the Best Information on Green Building Products and Practices, San Jose, September 27, 2008

  • Green Fusion Design Center: Presented on Demystifying Green: Online and Offline Resources on Green Design, Materials, and Product Selection, San Anselmo, October 30, 2007

  • West Coast Green '07 residential building conference and expo: Presented a session about Online and Offline Resources on Green Design and Materials (moderated by Tom Lent of the Healthy Building Network), San Francisco, September 22, 2007
    [On the evaluation form for this presentation, attendees gave it the top rating in the rating categories of "Informative," "Useful," and "Skills Gained"—and in their written comments, attendees described the presentation as "excellent" and "thorough."]

  • Enterprise Community Partners online training: Green Operations and Maintenance, a Green Communities affordable housing workshop presented with Noah Maslan, October 19, 2006

  • West Coast Green '06 residential building conference and expo: Moderator for the panel session Hot Off the Press: Media Perspectives on Green Building Trends (with panelists Bryan Welch, Allison Arieff, and Peter Whiteley), San Francisco, September 30, 2006

  • College of Marin: Guest lecture on the green building field for a community education course taught by Andres Edwards: "Sustainability: From Policies to Practice," March 2006

  • UN World Environment Day / SF Green program: Green Buildings in California case studies presentation and panel discussion with Peter Rumsey, PE, and Andrea Traber—Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, June 2005

  • EnvironDesign 9 conference: Green Building Product Certification ("Beyond Greenwashing") panel presentation, New York City, April 2005

  • PG&E Energy Center and SMUD Energy & Technology Center: Multiple Green Building Materials Selection workshops presented with Lynn Simon in San Francisco and San Jose, and one in Sacramento, 2001–2004

  • UC Berkeley School of Architecture, Sustainability Colloquium: Green Building Materials: LEED Credits and Case Studies lecture for Gail Brager's class, November 2004

  • AIA (American Institute of Architects) San Francisco: Separating Green Fact from Fiction: Green Building Product Claims and Greenwashing panel discussion, May 2004

  • Ryan Associates general contractors: Residential Green Building Overview presentation for the company's upper management, San Francisco, 2003

  • San Mateo County: Municipal Green Building Policies workshop by Global Green USA, hosted by the County's RecycleWorks program, 2002

  • City and County of San Francisco Bureau of Architecture: Several Green Building Overview workshops by Global Green USA for Bureau staff, 2001

  • State of Massachusetts Division of Capital Planning: Presentation on green building, state and municipal green building programs, and regional green building resources, for state and regional EPA officials, 1998

  • Environmental Action conference held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston: Green Plans in the U.S. and Abroad, presented on behalf of the Resource Renewal Institute, 1997

  • Santa Cruz Adult School: Assisted in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, 1995

  • University of California, Santa Cruz: Environmental Policy and the Sustainability Movement (full-semester course), Community Studies department, 1994
Please contact Miriam if you are interested in having her speak at an event or give a presentation to your group.