Sarah Cashman

Sarah Cashman

Vice President / Director of Life Cycle Services

Increasingly, organizations are applying life cycle assessment to learn how they can most effectively reduce the environmental footprint of their products and processes. I take great pride in contributing to techniques and open-source databases that help move the science of LCA forward and facilitate access to more robust, current, and regionalized public life cycle inventory data.

Sarah Cashman, an ERG vice president, serves as the director of ERG’s life cycle assessment team. Over her career, she has managed a wide variety of projects to assess the life cycle impacts of processes and products in order to identify solutions to reduce their environmental impact from a systems perspective. Her clients include public sector organizations, industry associations, and private companies.

Sarah develops customized life cycle models for different software platforms and leads projects to apply these models—work that includes collecting primary LCA data, building life cycle inventory databases and models, creating methods for improved LCA data quality, and developing LCA presentations for non-technical audiences. In her work, including her support for the Federal LCA Commons, Sarah strives to accelerate development of high-quality, transparent, and harmonized public life cycle data. Through this work, she has gained strong technical knowledge of consumer packaging systems, energy resources and technologies, transportation systems, chemicals, the built environment, circular economy, and drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies. She also specializes in applying LCA for indirect greenhouse gas emissions accounting, including scope 3 and embodied carbon accounting.

Sarah holds a B.A. in environmental science from Colorado College and an M.S. in natural resources and the environment, with a focus on sustainable systems, from the University of Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with family.