Edmée Knight, Sustainability Manager / LEED AP O+M

Edmée manages Unico’s Sustainability’s work in the Rocky Mountain region (CO, TX, & UT). Her responsibilities include implementing and managing high-performance building strategies – specifically in energy and water efficiency, waste management, transportation, and indoor air quality. In addition, she manages green building certification projects such as LEED and WELL, ongoing performance tracking, and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking.

Edmée arrived at Unico with six years of sustainable business experience. Prior to her employment with Unico, she was the Sustainability Manager for Alfalfa’s Market, a leader in Colorado’s organic food industry. There Edmée directed sustainability and local food programs for multiple stores, and worked with community partners to develop and implement green purchasing policies, waste management strategies, employee sustainability trainings, and energy and water efficiency policies.

Prior to her work at Alfalfa’s, Edmée conducted in-depth research on coal mine methane impacts on the environment and the U.S. carbon market industry’s projected growth. She published a full feasibility analysis report on the potential for the U.S. carbon market to finance coal mine methane mitigation projects in the United States.

Edmée brings direct knowledge of building and operations sustainability management issues, practiced expertise in water, waste and energy management, and a hands-on approach to handling the business case for sustainability.

Education & Credentials

Guilford College
BA in Political Science and International Relations

Colorado State University
MBA with a concentration in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise Development

Professional and Community Involvement

Executive Board Member  –  Naturally Boulder
Sustainability Coordinator  –  Boulder International Film Festival
Steering Committee Member  –  Making Local Food Work