susan-buchananSusan Buchanan, LEED AP, is project director at VFA, Inc., where she has been instrumental in the development of methodologies for assessing the sustainability of existing buildings. She has 30 years of experience in construction and project management, including extensive expertise in alternative construction methods and sustainable systems design. She has worked on green projects around the globe, ranging from the renovation of a historic Victorian factory building in London and teaching design courses in the Caribbean and South Africa to the development of alternative building materials and methods used in a population resettlement project in West Africa. Buchanan is a member of the Boston Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).