Melissa Morancy, Assoc. AIA is Director, Sustainable Knowledge & Engagement for The American Institute of Architects, a 94,000 member organization based in Washington, DC. She came to AIA after 7 years of practice in architecture and now works to advance the knowledge and adoption of sustainability issues within the architecture industry. She is the staff lead for the Framework for Design Excellence and associated collateral including the Top Ten Toolkit. Melissa also works on our sustainable knowledge resources and leads our efforts in engaging local AIA components around sustainability. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.