Kim Shinn is a registered professional mechanical engineer and a Principal and Senior Sustainability Consultant with TLC Engineering for Architecture.
He is an AABC Consulting Group (ACG) Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), and ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). Kim is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), was the first Chair of the USGBC Chapters’ South East Region Council, a member of the national Chapter Steering Committee and a member of the national USGBC Board of Directors, serving in that capacity from 2006 through 2009. Kim also served on the Greenbuild (USGBC’s national conference) Education and Steering Committees from 2004 through 2009.
He has been a USGBC LEED™ 2.0 Accredited Professional since May 2001, became a LEED AP BD+C Specialist in 2009, was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011, and has been actively involved in the design or commissioning of over 150 LEED registered and certified projects, including higher education, courthouse, hospital, laboratory LEED-NC and pilot projects for LEED Commercial Interiors, LEED Core and Shell, LEED for Homes, and LEED for Neighborhood Developments. Kim helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare, and has served on the LEED committees to draft application guides for laboratories, and campus combined heat/cooling/ power systems.
Kim is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in engineering physics and mechanical engineering. Kim is the author of several articles for and has been frequently quoted in the popular and trade press, including the Associated Press, The Tennessean, PM Engineer, Healthcare Building Ideas, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, ASHRAE Journal, Environmental Building News, and Construction Today.
When not trying to save the planet one green building at a time, Kim spends his time with his wife, Nan and their uncommon housecats, as an oenophile, and competing in endurance athletic events (-athons) as a Clydesdale Master (fancy way of saying Fat Old Guy).