Wendy (Talarico) Ordemann, LEED AP, is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience as a writer, Web site designer/writer, and public relations consultant. In this role, she coordinates press outreach programs and creates newsletters, credential packages, blogs and other e-presence that get results.
She is also an energy code specialist and instructor for NYSERDA. She is experienced at creating and delivering continuing education courses for a variety of clients.
Mrs. Ordemann was a senior editor at Architectural Record and This Old House. She was also the Web editor at Metropolis Magazine. She served as a staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor and the Associated Press. She was a regular contributor to The Washington Post, Builder, and The Journal of Light Construction. Her articles have appeared in Oculus, Preservation, Fine Homebuilding, Wine Enthusiast, and many other publications.
Her book experience includes serving as an editor for Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition. She is the author of “Graphic Standards Details: Openings”. She contributed chapters to numerous books, including “Sustainable Architecture White Papers” by Earth Pledge.
As a member of the engineering staff at the Brick Industry Association, Mrs. Ordemann creates continuing education courses and delivers 165 seminars at ENR Top 500 firms each year. She was recently selected as an energy code education provider by the USGBC's Urban Green chapter.
She is a frequent guest lecturer on subjects related to rainscreen walls, sustainable design, and energy efficiency at New York area schools, including Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is also a regular speaker at regional and national AIA conventions and symposiums.
Mrs. Ordemann is a judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards. She is a member of the Metro NY CSI Chapter, Professional Women in Construction, the AIA NY Building Enclosures Council, the USGBC Urban Green chapter, and the Westchester Chorale in Larchmont, NY. She is an avid sailor, skier, hiker, and musician. She is a volunteer for the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Salvadori Center, and the Construction History Society of North America.