Stu Lipkin is the Program Manager for the U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia Chapter. His focus is on helping to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of Georgia’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities. Prior to working at the USGBC-GA Stu worked at City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability. While at the City of Atlanta, Stu worked on a number of sustainable energy programs and projects, including the City’s Electric Vehicle Readiness strategy, and the Sustainable Housing in the New Environment (SHINE) program that provided rebates for energy efficient residential renovations. Additionally, Stu helped to develop programs and policies aimed at enhancing access to local organic foods, as well as helping on the City of Atlanta’s Urban Agriculture initiatives. He has a B.A. in History and Anthropology from Trinity University in San Antonio and in 2012 he earned an M.B.A from Emory University. In his spare time he uses his Anthropology background working on Paleolithic Archaeological Projects in Jordan.