Lights are shining on the aptly named Sara Greenwood, a Clayton native who is picking up plaudits for her work in the "green building" industry.
A 1995 graduate of Clayton High, Greenwood recently was recognized as a LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (LEED stands for "leadership in energy and environmental design.")
She is the founder of Greenwood Consulting Group, a Kansas City business that specializes in environmentally friendly development.
Some of Greenwood's higher-visibility projects include the new KCI airport terminal; Grand Place, the former Kansas City Star building; and the aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo.
A University of Vermont graduate, she also has worked on projects at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the MGM CityCenter in Las Vegas.
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