Thomas Taylor

Thomas A. Taylor, LEED® AP
BD + C

Principal, Vertegy L.L.C.

The LEED Process- Design through Documentation, Green Building Cost Estimating and Project Planning, and Intro to Sustainable Construction.

Speaking Experience:

  • “Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Sustainability,” Master Speaker, USGBC’s Greenbuild 2005
  • Challenges in Sustainable Design and Construction,” The United States Conference of Mayors, 2nd National Summit on Energy and Environment, October 2006
  • “Building a LEED K-12 School,” Environmental Design + Construction’s Virtual Green Expo, August 201
  • “Sustainability and the Engineering Professional,” Engineering Practice and Professional Values Course, Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Thomas is a fourth generation, 30 year veteran of the construction industry and a noted expert on sustainability. A longtime advocate for green building, he brings experience and passion to the leadership of Vertegy, which he launched in February 2005 following the success of the LEED Platinum Alberici Corporate Headquarters project, for which Thomas represented both owner and design/build construction manager.

Thomas holds a B.S. in Business Management from Southern Illinois University with a minor in Construction Management. His experience led him to author the book, Guide to LEED 2009: Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies, which provides systematic guidance for contractors, estimators, and design professionals through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process.

Thomas has directed the development of numerous construction and LEED-based educational programs and serves as a faculty member for the Associated General Contractors of America. He led Vertegy to become a USGBC Education Provider, creating a course catalog for the education of LEED professionals and practitioners that covers a wide range of design-, construction- and LEED-related topics. Over the years, Thomas has served on and chaired various committees on both the local St. Louis and National Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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