Martine Dion

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Director of Sustainable Design

At SMMA

  • Martine is the firm's sustainability director, leading a dedicated, in-house team of designers and consultants
  • Advises clients on sustainability, energy-efficiency strategies, LEED certification, and zero-net-energy opportunities 
  • Provides LEED and sustainable strategy consulting to other design firms
  • Works with large utility providers to provide technical support for energy efficiency incentive programs
  • Serves as an in-house expert to SMMA design teams for best practice guidance and innovation 

Martine Dion, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Sustainable Design

Design Thinking

Martine believes the next big development in sustainable design will be a more strategic use of data, research, and measurement practices to improve performance for clients. Post-occupancy evaluations, accurate energy audits, real-time consumption metrics, and shared database information across building types are the programs on which she is currently engaged. One example is a database of K-12 facilities used to benchmark new and existing schools, to create healthier learning environments for students and teachers.

“Benchmarking and research are integral to successful sustainability initiatives. You can’t manage what you don’t measure."