Stephanie Graham is Sustainability Manager for the Aviation and Federal
Global Practice of Burns & McDonnell Engineering, a full-service engineering,
architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm.
As a sustainability leader, Stephanie is committed to the environmental,
social and economic prosperity of her projects, ranging from government,
commercial and manufacturing to aviation and military. Her responsibilities
include sustainable design leadership, training, education and mentoring
other firm employee/owners, encouraging collaborative design processes and
leading project teams through LEED strategy and process. In 2011, Stephanie
helped establish sustainable operations policies for LEED-EBO&M certification
at Burns & McDonnell’s headquarters, working with the property manager, and
later led the LEED process for the major renovation and addition to the
facility. Stephanie developed a credential maintenance program for the
firm’s 260+ LEED Professionals, establishing Burns & McDonnell as an
Education Provider in 2011.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie was a recognized leader, tireless
advocate and frequent speaker for greening the sports and public assembly
market. She coordinated with the firm’s facility operations and sports
event planning groups on the sustainability of event and venue operations and
worked with international offices on projects, exploring global
sustainability and green building rating systems, including BREEAM, Green
Star and The Natural Step framework. She was the first A/E member of the
International Association of Venue Managers Sustainability Committee.
Achieving LEED Accreditation in 2002, Stephanie was a founding member of U.S.
Green Building Council’s Central Plains Chapter and served on its board of
directors until March 2012, now active on the Advocacy Committee. During the
past 10 years, she has served on USGBC’s Heartland Regional Council, served
as an Education Reviewer, participated in the development of LEED and led the
LEED V4 Regionalization effort for the chapter, with representation on
the regional council. In 2012 Stephanie was named to the 2012 Class of LEED Fellows.