Rob Moody

Organic Think, Inc.

6 Arborvale Road
Asheville, NC 28801

http://www.organicthink.com

Rob is a nationally known speaker, consultant and instructor in sustainability and green building. He works with his wife, Lindsay, at Organic Think Inc, a green consultation and education firm and is a partner in the National Center for Sustainability. Rob and Lindsay live with their two daughters in a new construction, green home in a historic district of Asheville, North Carolina.
Rob has been working closely with the USGBC on consultation and education projects. Rob is a LEED Accredited Professional® and a licensed LEED Faculty™ member, conducting USGBC education programs nationally as an advocate for green market transformation. He is also working on curriculum development for the USGBC’s homes and renovation programs. He is a frequent contributor to Fine HomeBuilding magazine and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, writing blogs, articles and creating video blogs. Rob will soon be working with the Clinton Foundation on weatherization, green building and energy efficiency training in Arkansas.
Rob’s career has been spent in three phases thus far: high school science teacher, green builder and green consultant and educator. Sustainability has been the consistent theme with each profession. From an early age, Rob had a keen interest in the environment, and earned a degree in biology focusing on vertebrate ecology (namely salamanders) at UNC Asheville. Just out of college Rob taught Biology and Environmental Science in public school system for seven years. His affinity for building was incubated in his 1906 Arts and Crafts family home in Western North Carolina which, combined with his interest in the environment, manifested into a seven year career as a green builder. Rob built the first certified HealthyBuilt Home in the state of North Carolina, which set the standard for 100% of his home to be third party green & energy star certified. Rob’s homes projects and techniques were published in national periodicals including This Old House Magazine, Newsweek, Fine HomeBuilding, The New York Times and Southern Living Magazine.
Just as Rob’s green building profession combined his past of biology with his love for quality architecture, his education and green building experience has combined into his latest career as a green consultant and educator. In 2008, Rob was a green consultant for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in New Orleans (LEED for Homes Platinum certified, first in Louisiana). Continuing recovery efforts in New Orleans, Rob worked to develop green renovation guidelines for the NOLA100 Project. Rob has been teaching and speaking about green building nationally at events including USGBC’s GreenBuild, NAHB Green Building Conference and the International Builders Show. He has also contributed to HGTVPro and Newsweek On Air.