Amy A. Costello, P.E., is environmental sustainability manager at Armstrong World Industries Inc., a global floor, ceiling and cabinet design and manufacturing corporation based in Lancaster, Pa. Prior to this role, which she assumed in 2012, she was senior environmental scientist, where she oversaw all technical aspects of the Building Product Division’s sustainability program.
An ASTM International member since 2007, Costello serves on Committee E60 on Sustainability and is chairman of the new Subcommittee E60.13 on Sustainable Manufacturing. She is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional and a life cycle assessment certified professional. She is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Material and Resources Technical Advisory Group. Additional professional memberships include the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the U.S. Green Building Counci
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Va., Costello began her career as a senior environmental engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation in 1992. She became an air quality program manager and then an air, noise and energy manager at the agency. During her time at the Virginia Department of Transportation she received three Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence. Costello earned her master’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., and a certificate in project management from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.