Laurie Kerr

Lau­rie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, is the Direc­tor of Pol­i­cy at the Urban Green Coun­cil, where she advis­es New York City on achiev­ing 80% car­bon reduc­tions by 2050. As the Deputy Direc­tor of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Plan­ning and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Lau­rie helped devel­op the influ­en­tial PlaNYC and spear­head­ed devel­op­ment of the first com­pre­hen­sive poli­cies by any juris­dic­tion to address ener­gy effi­cien­cy in exist­ing build­ings. She also con­ceived and launched the City Ener­gy Project, which is assist­ing ten major Amer­i­can cities in devel­op­ing large-scale effi­cien­cy poli­cies like New York’s. A nation­al leader in urban sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Lau­rie holds degrees in Engi­neer­ing, Applied Physics, and Archi­tec­ture from Yale, Cor­nell, and Har­vard, respec­tive­ly. She was award­ed the AIANY’s Pub­lic Archi­tect Award and her writ­ing appears in the Wall Street Jour­nal, Slate, and Archi­tec­ture Mag­a­zine.