Lori Tugman is an independent sustainability consultant who develops resources and solutions for designers, organizations and consumers. She employs a rigorous materials selection protocol to facilitate the creation of healthy, high-performing residential interiors with a distinct respect for the environment. Her personal passion for sustainability fuels her enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge about making good/better/best decisions.
As the sustainability manager at the American Society of Interior Designers, she was the first ASID staff member with a degree in interior design. Serving as the subject matter expert on ecological design, she developed initiatives and tools to educate designers on the benefits of healthy building materials and FF&E. At ASID, Tugman expanded REGREEN, the green residential remodeling program co-developed with USGBC, and grew the REGREEN Trained certificate program. She also wrote the ASID Guide to Ecolabels and developed the CEU course "Sustainability Action Plan for the Interior Designer." She is currently representing the interior design industry on USGBC's Greenbuild Program Working Group and the National Academy of Environmental Design.
Before delving into interior design, Ms. Tugman began her career on Capitol Hill and consulted with the defense industry and Intelligence Community. She has a Master of Arts in Interior Design from Marymount University, where she presented her thesis “Nature Settings as Positive Distractions in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Facilities.” Tugman also studied design in Italy at the Domus Academy and Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Speech Communications from Western Kentucky University and is a LEED Green Associate and REGREEN Trained professional.