How to Inspire Sustainability Throughout a Large Construction Company with LEED Fellow Theresa Lehman

As the director of sustainable services for Miron Construction, Theresa’s role is to inspire sustainability throughout Miron’s culture, integrate “green” into their business practices and construction operations, lead their sustainable education program, and serve as the Project Administrator for projects seeking green building certifications. Theresa has worked on over 80 projects across many market segments seeking LEED certification, which have successfully been awarded LEED Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Many of her projects are highly regarded. Named as ENR magazine’s top 20 under 40, and honored as a LEED Fellow in 2012, Theresa is the world’s youngest LEED Fellow. She is credentialed as a LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Faculty, and WELL Faculty. She is an active WELL and USGBC volunteer serving on many national committees and working groups, including currently serving on the LEED Advisory Committee for LEED v4 and v4.1. Identified as a Subject Matter Expert, she continues to serve on several LEED and WELL exam development and review committees including piloting LEED v4 and v4.1, and is one of 12 worldwide participating in the WELL v2 Portfolio Pilot Program. 

Show Highlights

  • Opportunities for improvement with waste in the construction industry. 
  • Creating a future where construction could be sustainable. 
  • Miron’s leadership position in sustainability and practical construction solutions that enhance health and well-being.
  • Understanding clients sustainable goals to help project teams find incentives to offset the capital costs of the energy efficient equipment and systems that increase health and well-being.  
  • Networking and being in the right place at the right time.
  • What impacts human health has come front and center to all organizations, especially schools?
  • People are going to have a better understanding of healthy building materials and how they impact human health from a respiratory standpoint.
  • The impact from big fortune 500 companies, a federal push, states, and local municipalities’ carbon neutral and renewable energy goals.

“If there is such a thing as a silver lining in COVID, it is the fact that health and wellness has come front and center to all organizations and it impacts everyone, not just a select few. I think that schools are understanding the importance of proper HVAC systems with a focus on ventilation and filtration systems that can go on and on.”

-Theresa Lehman

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