Sayali Lamne is a sustainability specialist who joined NBI from Carnegie Mellon University’s Sustainable Design graduate program. As a project manager on the codes & policy team, she integrates her expertise in high-performance building design and a passion for equity-based sustainable solutions to support NBI’s mission.
Originally trained as an architect at Mumbai University, India, Sayali gained experience in value engineering and building information modeling while working on green building projects, which inspired her to pursue a focused program in sustainable design. During her time at Carnegie Mellon University, Sayali contributed to a report presented to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to achieve a net-zero carbon goal in the built environment by 2050 while honing her skills in energy analysis and whole-building performance evaluation. Her graduate thesis, titled ‘Building as a Battery,’ detailed a proposal to transform existing buildings into batteries and support energy resilience for low and moderate-income communities. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C.