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Anja (Seehrich-) Caldwell is an architect trained in Germany and the United States.
Since she relocated to the Washington Metropolitan Region from Stuttgart in 1997, green building and sustainable design have been her professional focus.
 
She was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the District of Columbia in 2001 and has managed high performance projects in the region for clients like Intelsat, Marriott, University of Maryland University College and the school district of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.
Anja calls herself the proud parent of Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, the first LEED certified school in Maryland.
 
In 2007 Anja was appointed to the Maryland Green Building Council by Governor O'Malley. Since then Maryland passed a LEED mandate for public buildings and schools in 2008.
Anja is a member of the core committee that developed LEED for Schools and served on the USGBC's Formal Education Committee. She currently also serves on the board of directors of the Washington German School in Potomac, MD, Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Adams Morgan, DC, and Great Seneca Nature School in Boyds, MD.
 
Anja frequently speaks at national and international conferences on the subject of high performance design and green schools. She is the author of two books and several articles on the subject of architecture and green building.


Eco ipso is a green interpretation of the Latin

eo ipso - adverb 

Through or by that very act or quality;
thereby. cf., Cf.: ipso facto.
The Oxford English Dictionary