Vice President, Certification, U.S. Green Building Council
As Vice President of Certification Sarah is responsible for the oversight and
management of the Green Business Certification Inc.’s (GBCI) global
certification activities for delivering certifications for the entire suite
of LEED rating systems, the WELL Building Standard, Sustainable SITES Initiative, EDGE and PEER rating systems.
During her tenure at GBCI Sarah took a leadership role in the recruitment,
training and development of a dynamic team of technical experts including
industry leaders in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning
and sustainable design to develop an internal center of technical excellence.
Under Sarah’s leadership GBCI has issued ten times the number of LEED
certifications than were issued in the nine years prior to GBCI’s
involvement, while at the same time improving the timeliness, technical
accuracy, consistency and overall quality of the certification work product.
Prior to joining USGBC in 2008, Sarah worked in a small architectural
practice with a focus on low-income housing in Washington DC. Her
professional career began in the United Kingdom where she worked for six
years as an exploration geologist and geophysicist. Sarah holds Bachelor of
Science degrees (Honors) in both Geology and Architecture.