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." Most recently, she represented the interior design industry on the Greenbuild Program Working Group and 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.