Adele Houghton, President


Adele Houghton, a licensed Architect in the State of Texas and LEED Accredited Professional with specialties in Building Design & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and Neighborhood Development, is President of Biositu, LLC, a strategic consulting company dedicated to leveraging environmental sustainability to enhance community health. She received a Master of Public Health and a Certificate in Public Health Informatics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

From 2005 to 2008, Adele served as Project Manager and Pilot Project Coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care, a voluntary, best practices green building and operations toolkit tailored to the health care environment. In 2010, she acted as lead author of the LEED for Healthcare reference guide supplement, a LEED rating system that used the Green Guide for Health Care as a foundational document in its development.

Adele participated in the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as a 2008-2009 Fellow and continuing as a Mentor from 2009 to 2011. Her Fellow project incorporated environmental health indicators into climate protection work in Austin, TX. 

Adele lectures widely across the country on behalf of Biositu, LLC and as a USGBC Faculty member. Publications include: Journal of Environmental Health, Health Environments Research and Design journal, journal of Applied Geography, Facility Care magazine, eco-structure magazine, and Healthcare Design magazine. In 2008, Healthcare Design magazine identified Adele as one of "20 Who Are Making a Difference" in the Healthcare industry.

She is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas; a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); a member of the Austin, TX, Chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE); and, a member of the Balcones Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Biositu, LLC is a member of the national U.S. Green Building Council.

Adele Houghton