Kevin is an ecological builder, building scientist, Ecoliteracy educator, Biomimicry Speakers Guild member, BaDT, and USGBC Faculty™ who Builds, Designs and Teaches in Nature’s Image.
He first described the concept of Ecological Performance Standards, the essence of his uniquely adaptable Building in Nature’s Image™ system, a practical paradigm shift to ‘Nature as Mentor, Measure and Model.” He teaches as visiting faculty at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and OCC, educating students about Building in Nature’s Image™, Ecological Performance Standards, Building Science, and Sustainability Science & Ecoliteracy in the human-‐built environment. Kevin lectures, internationally, about Biomimicry as a member of Biomimicry Speakers Guild. Kevin serves as USGBC Faculty™ , chairs the LEED for Homes 2012 Working Group, and provides LEED Coordination, Technical Support & Rating services to a variety of projects. USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. As USGBC Faculty, Kevin is authorized to teach the following instructor-led workshops:
- LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
- LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
- Homes 252: Understanding the LEED for Homes Rating System
- Homes 301: Implementing the LEED for Homes Rating System
- Homes 401: Green Rater Training
His projects include: defining Ecological Performance Standards for built projects; forming a community deconstruction infrastructure that mimics the ecosystem service of Decomposition; providing holistic building science & constructability, HERS Rating, and LEED Coordination, Technical Support & Rating services for a diversity of projects, including a university dormitories, advanced residential prototypes, and adaptive reuse projects; and building LEED certified homes.
Educated in forestry and biology at ESF, Kevin first began evolving his Building in Nature’s Image™ framework of Ecological Performance Standards more than three decades ago, as founder of affiliated companies that focus on ecological building and design support in the human-‐built environment, and more recently as Ecoliteracy trainer and educator of thousands of architects, engineers, under-‐/graduate students, and built-‐environment professionals throughout North America.