Kay Killmann | U.S. Green Building Council

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Kay Killmann

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
Munich, BY Germany

Kay Killmann is Managing Director of GBCI Europe, focusing on promoting LEED & Arc and its successful integration into European's real estate industry.
He collaborates extensively with other European GBCs, building and strengthening relationships as well as local LEED knowledge.

Having worked for over 15 years as an architect and consultant in the US, UK
and Germany, Kay leverages his depth of professional experiences in building
certification, construction and design to engage GBCI Europe's diverse stakeholders.
His activities in sustainability education range from developing and teaching
professional programs at Universities to implementing the Green Apple Day program at Bavarian grammar schools.

Kay is also the co-founder of the German Green Building Association (GGBA), a non-profit
established in 2012 and advocating LEED and other GBCI benchmarks in Germany and the DACH region.

Kay earned an engineering degree in architecture from the University of
Applied Science at Aachen, Germany. Curiosity, and a bit of wanderlust, led
him to California where he gained invaluable architecture experience. In
2006, Kay eagerly embarked on the LEED path, grateful to have found a career
match for his sustainability passion.

He grew up in East Germany, a utopia for sustainability where a shortage of
basic goods meant 'reuse and recycle' was the everyday way of life. Kay is
working hard to bring those principles back to society – without the oppressive political regime. His sustainability efforts extend far beyond the office.
He is an avid bike commuter, up-cycler, urban gardener and diligent
father constantly reminding his kids to „turn off the lights“.