Stacy Smedley

Executive Director, Building Transparency

Stacy Smedley is the Executive Director of Building Transparency, a nonprofit organization that provides open-access data and tools to foster a better building future and aid in reversing climate change. Building on her 20 years of experience in the architecture and construction professions, Stacy is keenly focused on the continuous development and refinement of the resources, education and technological advancements needed to drive decarbonization strategies and investment in green procurement. She leads a growing team of experts driven to execute on the nonprofit’s mission with speed, quality and efficiency.

In her role, Stacy partners with policymakers on a local, state, federal and global level to inform and support low-carbon procurement or buy clean policies by leveraging the data and insights from the nonprofit’s cornerstone tool, the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator. Through this work, she has been invited to serve on the GSA’s Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee and as a member of the Industry Advisory Group for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings.

Over the years, Stacy has received career validating awards and recognitions for her efforts, which includes being named a BuiltWorlds Maverick, a Grist 50 Fixer, an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker, and much more. She is a frequent speaker and keynote presenter; Stacy has presented on embodied carbon action at conferences like Greenbuild, Living Future, Structures of Congress, C40 Cities Forum, and many others.