Shawn is an NCARB Certified and licensed architect in Ohio and Massachusetts, and earned his B.S. and Masters of Architecture degrees from the University of Cincinnati.
His project consulting work includes LEED Certification, Energy Star
Portfolio Manager, 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 Greenbuild and the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference.
Shawn is also an adjunct professor at Cincinnati State and the University of
Cincinnati where he teaches courses on global sustainability, and is
currently developing a course titled, "Zombies: Lessons for today from the
apocalypse of tomorrow".
As a volunteer for the USGBC, Shawn has held leadership positions with 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.