Sarah Nugent

Sarah Nugent

Sustainability Director

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Started with Firm: 2009

B.A. Environmental Studies-Connecticut College

LEED Green Associate
Fitwel Ambassador
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 building certifications for 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, healthy design strategies, cost-effective building system operations, 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™), Fitwel for Communities, Multifamily Residential, the WELL Building Standard, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools guidelines, and the NYC SCA’s Green School Guidelines. Sarah was integral in SWA’s pursuit and receipt of LEED Proven Provider status, 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.

Sarah provides documentation, research assistance and consulting in the following areas:
• Sustainable building materials planning and procurement
• Sustainable site location/planning
• Water conservation
• Environmental and healthy material specifications and procurement
• Green education
• Indoor environmental health and safety