Deputy Director, Clean Buildings, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Lauren Urbanek focuses on reducing the energy consumption of homes and businesses through improved energy codes and equipment standards. Prior to joining NRDC, she worked on energy policy at the Maryland Energy Administration, where she managed the state’s EmPower Maryland initiative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.