2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference

The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
July 10, 2019
Registration Open

Lauren Buckler, Assistant Secretary - Design, Construction & Energy, Maryland Department of General Services

Lauren Buckler, Assistant Secretary - Design, Construction & Energy, Maryland Department of General Services

Ms. Buckler is an accredited professional in energy and environmental design, a certified energy manager and a licensed mechanical engineer. In just six years with DGS, she advanced from Director of Energy, to Director of Energy & Engineering, to her current role with the agency. Prior to joining state government, she managed energy and sustainability initiatives, both internal and external, for a Maryland-based consulting firm.

In her work at DGS, Ms. Buckler leads 80 staff across several divisions - all focused on different aspects of the design and construction of state-funded facilities. During a given year, she is responsible for 150+ active State Agency construction projects valued at over $150 million, several dozen projects in the planning or design stages and the management of the States $240M energy spend. Ms. Buckler also has oversight for all state-funded K-12 and community college technical design reviews.

Ms. Buckler began her career in the construction industry as a project engineer on a LEED facility. From there, she moved to the design industry where she produced energy models, conducted feasibility studies, designed mechanical systems and managed projects for a variety of facility types.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University.

Ms. Buckler’s commitment to the engineering profession extends beyond the office. She regularly volunteers with organizations focused on expanding opportunities for youth and women in the engineering profession.