Meet Tom Paladino

A nationally recognized leader in sustainability, Tom Paladino is the founder and CEO of award-winning green building consulting firm, Paladino and Company. Drawing upon his expertise in architecture and engineering, Tom has integrated building science and business value into more than 2,000 green real estate projects his firm has consulted.

With 25 years of experience guiding real estate owners, operators, and developers, Tom works with clients to define desired business results and then develop sustainable strategies to achieve those results.

Credited with creating the widely adopted Eco Charrette method, Tom and his firm have played a significant role in the development of the LEED® Green Building Rating System since its inception, most recently serving as technical editors of the LEED v4 Reference Guides. Tom was honored with USGBC’s Leadership Award in 2014. As a former chair of the Seattle AIA Committee on the Environment, Tom helped found the City of Seattle Sustainable Building Task Force, and also served as a GSA National Design Excellence Peer.

Tom leads teams focused on market transformation, carbon strategies, climate action, wellness, resilience, and the next generation of sustainability real estate.

Tom has shaped Paladino and Company to be an expert consulting firm working at the intersection of business, design, and environment, using third-party systems such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL, and Net Zero as a back-checks on sustainability achievements.

Tom dreams big, stays curious, and works collaboratively to solve the greatest issues of our time.

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