Laurie Kerr is an architect and a national leader in green building and urban sustainability policy. Under Mayor Bloomberg, she led the development of the nation’s first comprehensive green building and energy efficiency strategies. At NRDC, she founded the City Energy Project which is now assisting 35 leading American cities in adopting policies like New York’s, and she is currently advising organizations on how to achieve a low carbon future. Her awards include the USGBC’s Leadership Award, AIANY’s Public Architect Award, and Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and Cornell.