Kim Shinn is a registered professional mechanical engineer in 14 states and a principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture (www.tlc-engineers.com), as well as TLC's director of Sustainable Design. Shinn is a co-founder and chairman of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the Southeast Regional Delegate to the national USGBC Chapter Steering Committee. He has been a USGBC LEED™ 2.0 accredited professional since May 2001, and has been actively involved in the design or commissioning of more than two dozen LEED registered and certified projects. Shinn has helped create the Green Guide for Health Care and is on the LEED committees to draft application guides for laboratories, healthcare and campus combined heat/cooling/power systems. He can be contacted at email@example.com.