Lauren Wallace

Lauren, Principal and Director of Certifications and Consulting, has trained and managed leaders in sustainability and consulting on thousands of inspiring projects. She has been an active member of the sustainable design community for more than ten years and a leading sustainability consultant who is passionate about incorporating sustainable practices throughout the design-build industry. Aligning with the firm’s convictions, she works alongside her clients to integrate widespread sustainability practices, saving them time and money, and ultimately attracting and retaining much-needed talent. Lauren regularly speaks to large audiences about implementing change in the building industry, focusing on technical information and application. She is a USGBC and WELL Faculty member, the leader of the Epsten Group Wellness Committee, and has spoken on building sustainability and Wellness issues throughout the country. In 2019, she was honored in becoming a LEED Fellow. She is a proud Living Future Accredited professional, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Parksmart Advisor, and TRUE Advisor. Lauren is also a WELL Performance Testing Agent and BREEAM USA Assessor.

Lauren Wallace
Post-Pandemic Office

Prioritizing WELL Health-Safety Rating in a Post-Pandemic World

After a star-studded campaign for the launch of the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Health-Safety Rating, we’ve been flooded with questions on how our clients can obtain this new certification. The most trusted organization, backed by world-renowned scientists and now Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, and Robert DeNiro, gathered more than 600 experts …

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Epsten Group HQ Is Now RESET Accredited

After successfully completing the rigorous monitoring deployment criteria for our RESET module, we are thrilled to announce that Epsten Group HQ is now RESET Accredited. RESET Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building standard and certification program where indoor air quality is continuously monitored. Indoor air quality data is gathered through air quality monitors …

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Indoor Air Quality and Virus Mitigation: Ventilation versus Filtration

Indoor environments provide plenty of opportunities for people to come in contact with viruses and bacteria — through airflow, from surfaces, and from the way our built spaces cause us to interact with one another. In light of the recent SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we’ve gathered the latest research and resources that evaluate indoor air quality and …

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Epsten Group Headquarters First to Achieve v4.0 Materials Petal

We are thrilled to share that our office is officially the FIRST v4.0 Materials Petal project in the world and the FIRST International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Certification in Atlanta. Utilizing our internal expertise, our designers prioritized products with a Living Product Certification and a Declare label early in the design. We repurposed 58% of …

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