AIA, LEED AP BD C and Homes, CEPE, HERS, BPI
Tim Kohut is an architect, a LEED for Homes Green Rater, HERS Rater, CEPE Energy modeler, and BPI Building Analyst at Green Dinosaur.
He has an expertise in single and multi-family residential design and
construction. With more than 25 years experience in sustainable design,
Tim’s background includes award-winning projects as well as on-the-ground
experience with the Peace Corps in Western Honduras. Tim has worked as a sustainability consultant and LEED for Homes Rater for the past four years.
Prior to this, Tim was Vice President and Director of Architecture for Abode
Communities (formerly known as the Los Angeles Community Design Center), where he worked for eleven years. He was involved in the design and construction of nearly 1,000 units of affordable housing, two neighborhood
revitalization plans, five childcare centers, a health clinic, and a 27,000
square foot recreation and family resource center. Tim was principal in
charge on Casa Dominguez and Ivy Terrace; both achieved LEED for Homes
Platinum. During his tenure with Abode, Tim initiated and designed the
infrastructure for sustainable design, leaving a legacy of projects that have
achieved LEED for Homes since his departure. Apart from his work at
Collaborative, Tim is a District Strategist for 2030 District - Los Angeles,
a regional planning non-profit whose goal is to reduce carbon emissions in
existing buildings by 50% by the year 2030.
Tim has presented nationally on green building, twice at Greenbuild, and has
conducted workshops for the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building
Council and the Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing
(SCANPH), the Enterprise Foundation. He has presented for classes at UCLA,
USC, Sci-ARC, and Cal Poly Pomona. He's also serving on the professional
advisory board for the Zero Net Energy Homes Software Design program
administered by the California Energy Commission. He currently teaches in the
School of Architecture at USC.