Sustainability Consultant, RWDI
Sandra specializes in high-performance buildings that promote occupant health and environmental sustainability. She has international consulting experience on this topic, including LEED, WELL, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) projects in North America, as well as NABERS and indoor air quality assessments in Australia and Asia. Sandra has extensive experience in academic research and was involved with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes research initiative through the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Microbiology of the Built Environment projects through the University of Toronto, which both involved novel approaches to investigating the effects of building design and operation on IEQ and occupant health and wellbeing. This work resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications and continuing periodic review roles for academic journals. Sandra is currently a Sustainability Consultant at RWDI where she works on a diverse range of projects that include improving indoor environmental quality, assessing building resilience to climate change, evaluating embodied and operating carbon, policy consulting, and building certification. She continues to be involved with developing and delivering education through various organizations, including the University of Toronto, the CaGBC, and the IWBI.