Pauline Souza

Director of Sustainability | WRNS Studio

Pauline has dedicated her 31-year career to creating high-quality sustainable educational environments. She is responsible for implementing sustainable principles and incorporating benchmarked systems into firm-wide projects. She serves as USGBC’s National Chair, has been an active USGBC Green Schools Advocate since 2007, and is an International Living Future Institute Living Building Hero. In 2015, she worked with California’s Division of the State Architect’s 7x7x7 initiative to help reduce energy and water usage for 10,000 existing K-12 public schools, and as the Sustainability Consultant for the Hawaii Department of Education, is working to green 256 existing campuses. All of her work is in service of creating healthy, resource-efficient educational spaces that inspire the next generation.