Eric Corey Freed is an architect with over 20 years of experience showing people how to monetize sustainability and slash their operational costs. He is Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a national thought leader in the design and operation of deep green and regenerative buildings. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals. In addition, he is co-founder or Architect Exam Prep, a publishing company providing innovative study guides for young architects.
Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension, and currently teaches at Boston Architectural College. He is on the boards of the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations.
He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. He has been a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country to over 10,000 people a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek. He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.
Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, "Sustainable School Architecture," and his series with Architect Exam Prep. His latest, “Green$ense for the Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."
Eric is known for his quick wit and visually rich presentations. One of his fast paced keynotes typically include around 360 slides with engaging audio and video as part of the experience. Often called the "Louis CK of sustainability", his presentation is like a stand up comedy show that makes you think.
To date, nearly 200,000 people have attended one of Eric's popular workshops, lectures or keynotes all over the world. He loves showing manufacturers, architects, builders, developers, and corporations how to monetize sustainability and to do well by also doing good.