M. Shane Totten | U.S. Green Building Council
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M. Shane Totten

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

M. Shane Totten, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, is the Director
of Commercial Sustainability Services at Southface. The commercial team provides LEED consulting and administration services, technical consulting for the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, green certifications consulting and administration services, sustainability consulting, energy modeling, resource efficiency assessments, design and construction reviews, manages various grant programs such as Grants to Green, and administers Southface's EarthCraft Light Commercial and Sustainable Preservation programs.

A graduate of the School of Design at NC State University, Shane has over 27
years of experience in architecture, interior design, urban planning,
historic preservation, building systems consulting, and sustainable design.
His diverse professional experience includes teaching in higher education and
public sector work in urban planning, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, and sustainability planning and implementation. His private sector work includes architectural
consulting and practice, sustainability consulting, envelope commissioning
review, and real estate portfolio management and strategy.

Currently, Shane serves on the City of East Point's Architectural Review
Board and volunteers on several secondary education academic advisory
boards and the Steering Committee for the AIDS Vaccine 200 charity ride. In
the recent past he has volunteered as a director of the Atlanta
branch of the Georgia US Green Building Council, a facilities auditor for
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and a Lead Partner of the Sustainable
Atlanta Initiative’s Sustainable Building Ordinance Task Force.