LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP + WELL FACULTY
Sara Greenwood is a sustainability consultant with over 16 years of experience. Her expertise and insight into emerging green building practices and technologies provide a unique perspective for clients pursuing green building certification and sustainable business initiatives. She helps teams manage the certification process to achieve their performance goals. Her projects range in building type and are located nationwide. She has supported the US Green Building Council to inform updates to the last two versions of the LEED rating system, participated on the LEED Steering Committee, and served as one of a few LEED project reviewers for GBCI. Ms. Greenwood currently serves on the LEED Advisory Committee. She has demonstrated experience with other green building certification programs including the WELL Building Standard, Green Globes, ENERGY STAR, and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). Ms. Greenwood founded her consulting firm, the Greenwood Consulting Group based here in Kansas City in 2012 and it is a certified Women’s Owned Business. She is passionate about improving the health and lifestyle of building occupants through the WELL Building Standard and has had several speaking engagements on the topic. Today, she is WELL Faculty™.
Developing sustainable business practices is also one of our greatest strengths. Through an exploratory process, GCG will uncover green practices that currently exist within a company and then work to generate effective initiatives that meet the needs of the organization. Tangible milestones are determined through a collaborative approach. Examples of work products include: guidelines for tenant improvements, policies for operational purchasing procurement, green housekeeping programs, energy benchmarking, waste management plans, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory with reduction strategies. Climate services have extended from corporate clients to higher education institutions and municipalities interested in understanding their operation-wide greenhouse gas emissions and developing a roadmap to meet set goals or commitments. GCG develops the climate action plan based on emissions reduction targets.
GCG has also been certified as a Women’s Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) since January 2014 in Kansas and Missouri.