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Michelle Reott


Managing Principal

Earthly Ideas LLC



Michelle Reott has been solely responsible for directing Earthly Ideas’ managerial, operational, and technical services aspects since establishing the company in 1992 in Austin, Texas. In 2001, Michelle relocated the business to its current location in Durango, Colorado and earned designation from the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) – one of the first 400 in the world.

As Earthly Ideas LLC’s sustainability leader, she has proven expertise in implementing practical green building strategies in commercial, institutional, and industrial projects with over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Using her well-honed project management abilities, she leads teams in fulfilling sustainable design goals with effective communication, meticulous attention to detail, and a conscientious focus on problem solving. As a degreed engineer, Michelle excels in organization, planning, and analysis and is flexible, proactive, and resourceful in detail-critical situations. She has successfully assisted over eight dozen sustainability projects/clients nationwide including 33 that have achieved or are seeking LEED certification.

Earthly Ideas LLC was recognized in 2016 for its demonstrated excellence in LEED project administration when it was named a LEED® Proven Provider™ .

Michelle is also a seasoned presenter, educator, and facilitator and has delivered dozens of live presentations, training sessions, and webinars since 1995.