- AP-BDC Certified
- AP-Homes Certified
- AP-O&M Certified
Energy and Sustainability Director, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency
Kevin Bright, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Homes, is the Sustainability Coordinator at Colby College. As Sustainability Coordinator, Kevin supports all facets of sustainability at the College including: occupant engagement programs, greenhouse gas accounting, third party certifications, new and existing building performance, and demand management activities in the existing building stock. Previously, Kevin worked as the Assistant Program Manager of the Green Building Services program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program supports Harvard schools and units in efforts to design, build, and operate their buildings more sustainably. His team helped identify opportunities for improving building performance and share best practices across the University. The seven (7) full-time Green Building Service staff also met with project teams to explain Harvard’s Green Building Standards, perform life-cycle costing analyses, facilitate green building trainings, conduct energy audits, commission new construction and commercial interior projects, and manage many of the University’s LEED green building certification efforts. During his five years of employment, Kevin gained experience on over fifty (50) LEED projects, commissioned over forty (40) spaces on Harvard campus and completed ASHRAE Level II energy audits on 70 campus buildings ranging in space types including: laboratory, office, classroom, data center, residential, dining hall, and library. In total, the Harvard Energy Auditing program identified over 750 energy conservation measures expected to save the University $1.5 million dollars annually and return on their investment in nearly 3 years. Additionally, as a Founding Principal of Ecolutions Sustainability Consulting, LLP, Kevin provides sustainability consulting, energy auditing, and commissioning services outside of Colby’s campus. Kevin also focuses on education in work outside of Colby. Kevin volunteered as a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group for a 6 year period, the last three as vice-chair and chair. Kevin has also taught as a faculty member at Boston Architectural College, an instructor at Colby College and Middlesex Community College for LEED Credential Test Preparation courses, held Guest Lecturer positions at Harvard’s Extension School, and has made many presentations at national Green Building and sustainable operations conferences. Kevin holds a Master of Arts in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Environmental Geology.