REWS Sustainability Program Manager, Google, Inc.
Lauren Sparandara is a REWS Sustainability Program Manager at Google, Inc. As a Sustainability Program Manager, she advances Google’s efforts to optimize our built environments for the health and performance of Googlers and the natural environment. Her team engages collaboratively with development, build to suit, and master planning project teams to serve as an ambassador of Google’s values and support them with the tools and resources necessary to achieve Google’s aspirational goals.
Prior to Google, she was a Senior Green Building Consultant for the DNV GL Group. Mrs. Sparandara obtained her environmental management degree from Yale University and her architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a LEED AP and GRI Certified Sustainability Reporter. With over a decade of experience in the green building industry she has consulted on over 50 LEED projects of a wide variety of scope and scale.
Additionally, Mrs. Sparandara was a LEED reviewer of LEED-NC and LEED-EBOM projects for the USGBC and is a “guest expert” on the LEEDuser.com website providing advice on LEED criteria. She has taught numerous LEED courses to various design teams, and contributed to a variety of green building publications and podcasts.
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