J. Stace McGee, LEED AP, LEED AP+Homes, Green Rater became an apprentice at his father’s architecture firm in New York City in the early eighties. He received his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and his Masters in Architecture with an emphasis in sustainability at the University of New Mexico. After living and working in the United States and Asia, he relocated to the Southwest and founded Environmental Dynamics, Inc. (ēdi) in 1998.
In ēdi, Stace has helped to create a firm that provides the highest quality architecture and professional service by integrating client objectives and progressive environmental ideals. Sustainable design has been the foundation of ēdi’s work from its inception. A recognized leader in ecologically appropriate architecture, ēdi works collaboratively in pursuit of design that is not just sustainable, but regenerative.
Since 2000, Stace has been a clear and pervasive voice working to transform the built environment towards a more sustainable future. As a board member of the non-profit Alliance for Green Development in Albuquerque, NM, he worked to establish that organization as a recognized provider of green-building education. In July of 2003 he was selected to chair the National Coalition of Green Homebuilding Programs, furthering its mission to promote the design, construction, and operation of high-performance, resource efficient homes at the national, state, and local levels.
Starting in 2002, Stace has been involved with the National Coalition for Green Home Building Programs, was a core member and founder of the NM Chapter of the USGBC, a founding member of the US Green Building Council South Florida Palm Beach Branch, a member of the USGBC Chapter Steering Committee, the Chair of the USGBC West Regional Council, a consultant to the LEED for Homes Department of the USGBC and is currently the Chair of the USGBC South Florida Residential Green Building Committee. In his leadership capacity, Stace has spent countless hours educating professionals and consumers about what it means to be green. He has worked on numerous committees and task forces at local, regional and national levels and presented to professionals across the country and out of the country on the use of LEED as a guideline for standard practice, among other topics. Stace’s current passion is sustainable Single Family, Multifamily and Midrise projects transforming the residential market. Stace was instrumental in helping the first international LEED for Homes project in the Cayman Islands (Sailfish Residence) achieve certification in March of 2012.