M. Shane Totten, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, is the Director
of Commercial Green Building Services at Southface. The commercial team
provides LEED consulting and administration services, sustainability consulting, energy modeling, resource efficiency audits, design and construction reviews, manages various
grant programs, 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 25
years of experience in architecture, interior design, urban planning,
historic preservation, building systems consulting, and sustainable design.
His diverse professional experience includes 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 volunteers on several secondary education academic advisory
boards. 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.