Shawn Hesse | U.S. Green Building Council
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Shawn Hesse

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-O&M Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

Shawn is an architect and sustainability consultant and the leader of the Boston office of emersion DESIGN.

His project consulting work includes Living Building Challenge, LEED Certification, zero net energy, building envelope efficiency analysis, and greenhouse gas inventories for clients ranging from single family dwellings to universities and entire cities. He has consulted with city, county, state and federal policy makers on issues related to green building policies, incentives, and green jobs, and has published several articles and interviews on green trends, and green jobs.

In addition to consulting, Shawn has developed over 100 courses on sustainability topics, and he has been invited to present at international conferences including Living Future, Greenbuild, and the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference.

As a volunteer for the USGBC, Shawn has held leadership positions with the Massachusetts Chapter, the Cincinnati Chapter, the Heartland Regional Council, and National USGBC task forces ranging from the LEED Regionalism Task Force, the Chapter Board Diversity Task Force, and most recently, the LEED Technical Committee Social Equity Working Group, where he is helping to integrate social equity into the LEED rating system.