Beetle Green Consulting & Education

About Sarah

Beetle Green is operated by Sarah McRaven and leverages a community of expert collaborators with diverse skills.

As a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Sarah specializes in community development and green buildings. She works primarily with builders, designers, realtors, developers and owners.

Sarah is also a provider for the Sustainable Building Advisor Certification – a 9-month program for certifying industry professionals. As a facilitator and trainer, she provides courses on topics such as building design, green construction, and sustainable community development.

Recognized as an engaging and experienced speaker, Sarah has delivered keynotes and presentations at conferences such as EPIC Vancouver, Regina Green Home Show, Buildex Vancouver, and Build Saskatchewan Green. In her career she has worked with a variety of organizations including Light House Sustainable Building Centre, Summerhill Group, BC’s Cool North Shore climate change project as well as with several urban municipalities and First Nations communities.

Sarah is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) and sits on the board for the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. She is a certified ATD Facilitator and holds an NCI certificate in Charrette Management and Facilitation. Sarah also volunteers as a hands-on builder with Habitat for Humanity Regina – focusing on the construction of affordable housing in Regina. 

Why the name Beetle Green?

Beetle Green was inspired by the idea of reusing, renewing and recycling - services that beetles provide to the earth.

In ancient Egyptian mythology, the scarab beetle was a symbol of rebirth, rebuilding, revitalization, and bringing new life to what is typically seen as old and worthless. A symbol of adaptive reuse and recycling.

And so I've set out on an adventure to  bring a little more 'beetle green' to all of our living spaces.