Project Manager, LEED
U.S. Green Building Council
Emma Hughes, LEED AP BD+C, is a Project Manager in the LEED Department of the U.S. Green Building Council and strong proponent of integrated, holistic approaches to sustainable design and development. At USGBC, she collaborates with industry stakeholders and networks of diverse volunteer experts to evolve and refine the LEED green building rating system. Emma supports the technical development and maintenance of LEED v4 Water Efficiency and Energy and Atmosphere credits, guidance, and associated tools, and serves as staff liaison for the LEED Steering Committee, Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group, and Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. She earned her B.S. in International Relations from Boston University.