Elizabeth Beardsley

Senior Policy Counsel, U.S. Green Building Council

Elizabeth (Liz) Beardsley brings more than 25 years of professional experience working on environmental and climate issues both as an engineer and lawyer. In her current role, Liz serves as Senior Policy Counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council, a global environmental nonprofit best known for LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating program. She provides strategic green building law and policy guidance and direction across the international, federal, state and local spectrum, and her work focuses on connecting building policy to climate mitigation and adaptation. Liz has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and recently completed the Sustainable Capitalism & ESG Online course from Berkeley Law Executive Education.