Sustainability Manager Natural Resources Defense Fund (NRDC)
Eileen Quigley is the Sustainability Manager at the Natural
Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the world’s leading environmental
advocacy groups with six offices in the U.S. and one in China. Her role is to
ensure that NRDC maintains the lowest environmental footprint possible, to
prioritize human health and happiness of building occupants while constantly
pushing the boundaries of environmentally restorative practices in the built
environment. Specifically, she project manages all of NRDC’s capital
improvement projects, sets and implements strategy related to operational
sustainability, contributes to tasks related to real estate and educates –
internally and externally – on the organization’s environmental building
Prior to joining NRDC in 2015, Eileen was a consultant with
Closed Loop Advisors where she led NRDC, as her client, to build the first ever
tenant improvement project to achieve recognition from the Living Building
Challenge (LBC). Both the Chicago and Beijing office renovations achieved
first-of-their-kind certifications from LBC while also achieving LEED. Through
the combination of cutting edge sustainable construction practices and
strategies for operating the organization, NRDC aims to have a positive, or restorative
Eileen got her B.S in Engineering from Cornell and an M.S.
in Sustainability Management from Columbia. She ultimately aims to create and
inspire spaces that have a net positive impact on her peers, the world
community and the planet.
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