Lauren Yarmuth, co-founder and principal of YRG sustainability is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with experience enabling corporations, building owners, project teams, and communities to implement and benefit from sustainability-focused solutions. An architect by training, Yarmuth is skilled at developing and managing project-specific, practical, and appropriate strategies for sustainability, and leveraging the value in the marketplace. Her project experience spans most building types, and often includes making the case for green building, developing an effective approach for sustainable performance, providing education, and technically carrying projects through to recognized successful outcomes. Yarmuth works extensively with the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System, and has supported the application and certification of LEED for hundreds of projects nationally and internationally. She has also worked on behalf of the USGBC to conduct project certification reviews and credit interpretation (CIR) responses for LEED projects, and to develop reference guide content and training curriculum. Yarmuth served on the USGBC national board of directors from 2007-2009, and is an active member of the USGBC governance committee. She has participated as a member of the LEED steering committee, the USGBC 2008 strategic planning committee, chair of the national USGBC professional development committee, national USGBC retail development committee, and was a founding board member and chair of the education committee for the Colorado USGBC chapter. Yarmuth is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Yarmuth holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.