Sara Tepfer is a building sustainability consultant on Arup’s Energy and Sustainability team. She works on projects from site master-planning to building materials selection. Her experience includes assessments of embodied carbon in buildings, healthy building materials selection, and energy options analysis. She was a lead author of the 2018 American Institute of Architects publication “Prescription for Healthier Building Materials: A Design and Implementation Protocol.” She is pursuing a Doctorate of Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design focusing on the intersections of design and public health.
The Forest or the Trees: Rethinking Timber’s Carbon Footprint