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Sara Greenwood Selected as LEED Fellow

Greenwood Consulting Group’s Principal and Founder, Sara Greenwood has been named a 2020 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Sara Greenwood is among 25 professionals who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.


Sara Greenwood is a 16-year expert in the green building industry, managing and certifying over 100 nationwide LEED projects totaling close to 8-million square feet. Her knowledge of LEED encompasses every LEED rating system: Building Design & Construction, Core & Shell, Interior Design & Construction, Schools, Warehouses, Retail, Healthcare, Homes, Arc, Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance and Neighborhood Development. In addition, she has managed projects pursuing other sustainable building rating systems such as WELL and CHPS. Her Kansas City-based firm is a certified Women Owned Business and has become one of the most sought after Environmental consulting firms.


Sara’s project portfolio includes the following:

· REACH Building at Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC

· MGM City Center- Las Vegas, Nevada

· Zappos Headquarters- Las Vegas, Nevada

· Whole Foods stores in the South Pacific Region

· Lenexa Civic Center Campus- Lenexa, Kansas

· 1900 Building- Kansas City, Missouri

· Port of Long Beach- Long Beach, CA


Sara serves on several boards locally and nationally, actively shaping the future of green building performance. She is an educational leader and accomplished presenter, reaching close to 2,500 people in her career. Her impact has been local, regional, national, and international in the green building industry.


LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI. The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impacts with LEED in key mastery elements related to technical knowledge and skill; a history of exemplary leadership in LEED; significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, or research with proven outcomes; and a history of highly impactful commitment, service, and advocacy for LEED.

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