Lia Nielsen LEED GA, WELL AP

Principal at Simply Sustainable, LLC

Lia Nielsen is an experienced construction manager and sustainable products expert who founded Simply Sustainable, LLC in 2015. As a construction manager, she worked on the LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower in New York City, and the Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library and the Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University. In 2010, she joined noted green architect, Jason Kliwinski, in establishing the Green Building Center, of which she remains co-owner.

Lia is a business graduate of Boston University and attended the Rinker School of Building Construction at the University of Florida where she studied construction management and sustainability. She is both a LEED Green Associate and a WELL accredited professional. LEED is the international standard for sustainable Green buildings. The WELL Building Standard, a companion rating system to LEED, focuses on building interiors and the health and wellness of building occupants. WELL places particular emphasis on healthy and environmentally friendly building products and materials. Lia is one of only a small number of people certified to teach WELL in the State of New Jersey. She speaks frequently on healthy materials and sustainability topics.