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Alexandra Ramsden

  • LEED AP BD+C, LEED Green Rater, WELL AP, CSB
Remote Office: Boulder, CO
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Alexandra's Role at Brightworks

Based in Boulder, CO, Alexandra Ramsden has advanced expertise in Living Building Challenge (LBC), LEED, WELL, and other sustainability frameworks, as well as regenerative design, bioinspired design, energy, and embodied carbon analysis and optimization. A member of the firm’s leadership team, she also helps lead Brightworks’ consulting operations, project delivery process, and business development efforts.


  • The University of Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Minor in Art & Design 

technical credentials

  • U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
    • LEED Homes Green Rater
  • International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
    • WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP)
  • Sustainable Building Advisor Institute
    • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)
  • Built Green
    • Verifier


  • Master Builders Association, Built Green Verifier
    • Member
  • Clean Lake Union
    • Vice President
  • Biomimicry Puget Sound Network
    • Founder
  • International Biomimicry retreat
    • Attended as part of 12 key biomimicry leaders around the world convened to identify key areas for biomimicry to be integrated into the design process and to support development of local networks around the world. Key areas represented: South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, CA, WA/Seattle, Chicago, NYC
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Alexandra joins Brightworks from her role as Principal at Rushing in Seattle, WA, where she led the company’s Sustainability, Energy & Commissioning practice and acted as account executive on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering projects. While at Rushing, she led teams and facilitated workshops in achieving a range of sustainability, energy, and engineering goals, including comprehensive sustainability plans, net-zero energy projects, pre-development ecosystem studies (regenerative design), full Living Building Challenge certification, and cityscale sustainability incentive programs.

As an advocate for sustainability both inside and outside the office, Alexandra has held leadership roles in multiple organizations and non-profits. She was a co-founder of Biomimicry Puget Sound and is currently Vice President of the board of directors for Clean Lake Union.

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