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    Lauren Fakhoury

    Sustainable and Healthy Buildings Practice Lead

    Lauren Fakhoury leads Brightworks’ Sustainable and Healthy Buildings Practice with more than 11 years of experience in green building consulting. She regularly guides project teams to achieve advanced sustainability goals and distinguish themselves in the competitive landscape of Bay Area real estate. Within Brightworks, she leads sales efforts, complex client projects, and helps develop our internal staff and sustainability best practices.

    Lauren is particularly experienced with green building programs for core and shell developments, including for prolific Bay Area real estate developer Sobrato. She frequently manages aggressive sustainability programs for technology companies, such as office tenant improvement programs for LinkedIn, HPE, Google, and others. She also leads sustainability projects for governments, universities, and schools throughout the region, including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco.

    Before Brightworks, Lauren was a senior analyst in Accenture’s San Jose office, focused on business and systems integration, energy, and smart buildings. She managed a small team in creating a database of energy rebates, incentives, and commissioning programs and evaluated her client’s product information to validate its alignment with LEED criteria. She also established the project management office (PMO) for a marketing transformation project, including putting together a handbook for ongoing operations within the team.


    • Washington University in St. Louis
      Master of Science (Construction Management)
      Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

    Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

    • U. S. Green Building Council
      LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
      LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (LEED AP O+M)
      LEED Location and Planning Technical Advisory Group, Member
    • International Parking Institute and Green Building Certification Inc.
      ParkSmart Advisor
    • U. S. Green Building Council (Northern California Chapter)
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    • San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR)

    Selected Experience

    • Accenture
    • Sustainable Design Consulting
    • Johnson & Johnson