Josie Plaut is Associate Director for the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University where she guides companies, municipalities and organizations through developing capacity and action plans for sustainability. Josie is a strategic facilitator with a proven track record for guiding teams to realize their visions, goals and strategic priorities. Her recent work spans domestic and international clients across a variety of scales including buildings, master plans and districts, organizational development and municipal programs, among others. She brings a unique combination of subject matter expertise in sustainability, effective facilitation, and systems thinking, resulting in shared purpose, clarity of vision and engagement from project constituents. Josie is a published and cited author on the topics of sustainability, green building, and regeneration and has been a featured speaker at multiple local and national events.

Josie is a Patterson Center Certified StratOp Facilitator, a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004, and holds a degree in Sustainable Enterprise from Fort Lewis College and a Masters of Construction Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Building at Colorado State University. Josie is a founding developer of The LENSES (Living Environments in Natural Social and Economic Systems) Framework, which is a ground breaking system for creating transformational change toward regenerative design and practice. Josie is a member of the board of directors of Fastillium Property Group AB, a Swedish real estate investment company based in Stockholm and serves on the advisory panel to Valeo Groupe based in the United Kingdom.


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