Kim Shinn is a recovering physicist, unemployed voice-over artist, registered
professional mechanical engineer, too tall for his picture frame and a
Principal and Senior Sustainability Wizard with TLC Engineering for
Architecture, a 300-person national consulting engineering firm.
He has been a USGBC LEED™ Accredited Professional since May 2001, and
became a LEED AP BD+C Specialist in 2009. Kim was elevated to LEED Fellow in
2011 in the inaugural class of 34 Fellows (he is so glad they didn't stop at
33). Mr Shinn has been actively involved in the design or commissioning of
over 200 LEED certified (that's right, plaques on the wall, not hoping for,
or "in the pipeline") projects, including higher education, justice,
healthcare, laboratory and pilot projects for LEED Commercial Interiors, LEED
Core and Shell, and LEED for Neighborhood Developments.
Kim was a member of the national USGBC Board of Directors, 2007 through 2009,
part of the short lived experiment in having Chapters represented directly on
the Board. Kim is pretty sure that it isn't a coincidence that, after his
service on the National Board, the USGBC decided NEVER to do that again.
Kim currently chairs the USGBC Tennessee Chapter's Advocacy and Public Policy
Kim is a cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University and wrote his Master's thesis on
"Simulation of Asymmetric Radiant Heating" for the Crosbyton Solar Power
Project in 1978 (yes, Virginia, there was solar power way back then).