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Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Director, Sustainable Construction - Americas, Lendlease
Amanda Kaminsky is Director of Sustainable Construction for Lendlease's Americas portfolio. Building on a couple decades of deep collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to initiate lasting industry improvements in the field, Amanda is continuing this work at scale with Lendlease.

Previously, Amanda established and led Building Product Ecosystems LLC to pilot improvements to product, process, standards, and infrastructure on behalf of building owners, their design and construction teams, supply chains, recycling networks, and impacted communities, engaging regional policy makers and academic research as needed. Collective pilot learnings were shared amongst collaborators for expedited industry progress. Informed by piloting and lab testing, solutions were quality-controlled and streamlined for scaled implementation via evolution of existing codes/standards, and creation of new ones.

BPE was originally founded as a public private partnership by Amanda and The Durst Organization with The New School, City University of New York, Healthy Building Network, and Vidaris. Before and during early stages of BPE, Amanda also led sustainable construction and procurement efforts at The Durst Organization, from 2005-2015. In collaboration with New York City Department of Sanitation, she managed execution of New York’s first high rise residential organics collection/compost program, and further deployed those learnings in roll-out of the first portfolio-wide commercial organics collection program in NYC. Amanda is a Director and Immediate Past Chair of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board, is a Director on the Recycling Certification Institute Board, and is an Advisory Board Member of both the Carbon Leadership Forum, and All For Reuse. BPE is also a Reuse Partner of Build Reuse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.


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