Senior Policy Counsel
U.S. Green Building CouncilWashington, D.C.
Elizabeth (Liz) Beardsley is Senior Policy Counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council. Her portfolio includes green building law and policy issues across the international, federal, state, and local spectrum. Recently, her work has focused on connecting building policy to climate mitigation, and she has represented USGBC at three COP climate change conferences. Beardsley has written about green building policy and building-climate issues for outlets such as Governing, USGBC+ magazine, and the usgbc.org blog.
She came to USGBC from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she was a Senior Attorney involved in evaluating government environment and energy programs. Prior to her legal career, she was an environmental engineer and Principal at Camp Dresser & McKee (now CDM Smith), where she focused on water issues and infrastructure planning. Beardsley has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.