Sarah Nugent

Sarah Nugent

Sustainability Director

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Started with Firm: 2009

B.A. Environmental Studies-Connecticut College

LEED Green Associate
G-PRO Instructor – CM

Sarah Nugent is a Sustainability Director at SWA’s New York City office, within the Sustainable Building Services (SBS) group. She oversees both high-rise residential and a variety of commercial building project typologies. Sarah’s professional knowledge helps guide architects, owners, developers, and building management staff on green and high performance building and site design strategies, cost-effective building system operation, and energy-saving maintenance practices.

She has project experience with LEED® Building Design + Construction Rating System (including New Construction™, Core + Shell™, and LEED for Schools™), as well as the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, and the NYC SCA’s Green School Guidelines. Sarah was integral in SWA’s pursuit and receipt of LEED Proven Provider status, which was awarded in September 2016. She has served as a subject matter expert for GBCI and USGBC as an exam writer and course reviewer for LEED BD+C v4 exam materials. She also was integral in spearheading the company’s Air Quality Testing program for LEED NC, Arc, and Homes projects.

Sarah provides documentation, research assistance and consulting in the following areas:
• Sustainable building materials planning and procurement
• Sustainable site location/planning
• Water Conservation
• Environmental Product Specifications
• Green Education
• Indoor Environmental Health and Safety
• Indoor Air Quality inspections and Air Quality Testing