Ken Potts, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, leads the sustainability strategies of
McGough's Development, Construction, and Facility Management divisions. Ken
oversees the Sustainability Center of Excellence in addition to
preconstruction services responsibilities. McGough constructed Minneaota's first LEED Gold Certified building in 2004, and has completed two LEED Platinum Certified buildings and numerous Gold Certifications since. The company has delivered ground-breaking Certifications under LEED’s New Construction, Commercial Interiors and Existing-Building rating systems.
In addition to his responsibilities at McGough, Ken participates in various
community and volunteer activities. In 2011 the City Council in Edina, MN
appointed Ken to the City Planning Commission; his second 3-year term starts
in 2014. He served from 2012-2014 on the Minnesota Environmental Fund Board
Ken has also served as a Resource Team Member and Forum participant to the
American Architectural Foundation’s Sustainable Cities Design Academy. This
initiative by the AAF provides development and technical assistance to local
community leaders engaged in shaping policy and making design decisions in
Ken was a founding Director of the USGBC’s Chicago Chapter in 2002 and is
currently a member of USGBG Minnesota. He has also contributed to several
USGBC national committees. In 2010 he was appointed to the USGBC’s
Implementation Advisory Committee. That followed three years as an elected
member of the Core Committee of LEED for Neighborhood Development. From
2003-2005 Ken was Vice-Chair of the LEED for Retail Committee.
McGough is a full-service Development and Construction Services company and
has been a USGBC member since 2002.