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Lauren is co-founder and Principal of YR&G. With over ten years of experience spearheading the sustainability industry, she is a recognized leader skilled at helping people, companies, buildings, and communities to implement and benefit from sustainability-focused solutions.

An architect by training, Lauren applies her diverse project experience and whole-systems perspective to enable teams of people to develop creative approaches to realize greater success in their work. This process draws upon Lauren’s skills of teaching, facilitating an integrative process, and inspiring people to engage with their work and surroundings in more meaningful ways.

Lauren is also a celebrated presenter, educator, and facilitator. She is USGBC Faculty and she teaches at various colleges and universities including as adjunct faculty at Columbia University.

USGBC Faculty are are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. As USGBC Faculty, Lauren is authorized to teach the following instructor-led workshops:

  • LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
  • LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
  • BDC 251: Understanding the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating Systems
  • BDC 301: Implementing the Building Design and Construction LEED Rating Systems