Martha Norbeck, founder and president.

Ms. Norbeck founded C-Wise Design and Consulting Services in 2007.


She is serving as the LEED consultant on over twenty projects around Iowa, assisting with the incorporation of sustainable principles during design and construction.


Recently certified projects include:

Franklin Public Library – LEED-NC Platinum, Waterloo Women’s Center for Change - LEED-NC Gold and and a LEED-H Platinum home in Cypress Villages, a mixed-use green neighborhood in Fairfield, Iowa.


She has a broad background including; ecology, women's studies, Fulbright research of Swedish Ecovillages, a Master of Architecture, and LEED consultation services. She has recently served on the Fairfield City Council, the Fairfield Go Green Commission, the board of the Iowa Chapter of the USGBC, and the Heartland Regional Council of the USGBC. She currently is working with Think Bicycles of Johnson County to promote bicycle culture and infrastructure in Johnson County.


Design work focuses on green residential remodeling, with an emphasis on more efficient use of existing space. Projects include a total rehabilitation of her 450 sf, 110 year old home which won a design award in the 2010 YLiving Small Spaces contest.

Ms. Norbeck's Resume 

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