Nancy Sutley Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from Green Building & Design Magazine
|LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer Nancy Sutley has been awarded one of Green Building & Design (GB&D)’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards for 2016. GB&D created the awards to celebrate the achievements of women making lasting change and strives to identify, support, and give opportunities to future women in leadership.
Sutley was appointed Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer of the nation’s largest municipal utility in 2014. She is the immediate past Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she served from 2009 to 2014, and previously served as Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment, energy advisor to Governor Gray Davis and Deputy Secretary for Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Under Sutley’s leadership LADWP has obtained LEED Certification of its historic downtown headquarters building, improved water conservation levels through removing a record-setting 14.7 million square feet of turf in FY 14-15, and achieved 410 GW hours of energy efficiency savings through programs like the LED lightbulb giveaway and Air Conditioner Optimization Program, among other achievements.
The winners were selected by a judging panel that includes Rochelle Routman of MetroFlor (and the chair of the WSLA Alumni Group), Kimberly Lewis of the USBGC, Amanda Sturgeon of the International Living Future Institute, Angela Foster-Rice of United Airlines, Leith Sharp of Harvard University, and Chris Howe and Laura Heidenreich of Green Building & Design.
“I am honored to represent women in sustainability by accepting this award,” Sutley said. “Throughout my career I have worked to improve the world for others. Now I am truly humbled to accept the praise of my colleagues for doing what I love and further spread the message of the importance of sustainability.”
The magazine will present the third annual WSLA in partnership with the United States Green Building Council in part by MetroFlor Corporation, Steelcase, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and United Airlines. The fifteen winners will be honored prior to this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles on October 4 at the SLS Beverly Hills.