The DINOS

Jason Lorcher

JASON LORCHER PE
PRINCIPAL
PROVIDERSHIP DIRECTOR
LEED® AP BD+C, O+M, H, Green Rater, CEA, CEM, CEPE, CBCP, QCxP, CRM, GBE, CGBP, GPR, HBDP, WELL AP

As Founder of Green Dinosaur, Jason brings over 20 years of professional engineering experience across a broad portfolio of projects demonstrating his unique passion for informed, rigorous, environmentally-responsible buildings. As Principal and Chief Executive Officer for Green Dinosaur, Jason is responsible for thought leadership in engineering, modeling, and commissioning. His vision and desire for innovation have created a model for design leadership across the industry. In Jason’s free time, you will likely find him with his binoculars finding hawks and perfecting his pour-over coffee ritual.

JASON'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

GreenWorks Studio
Studio Leader (2003-2007)

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)
Mechanical Engineer (1997-2002)

URS Consultants
Mechanical Designer (1995-1997)

Schooley Caldwell Associates
Mechanical Designer (1994-1995)

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Building Commissioning Association (BCA)

Build It Green® (BIG)

California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)

International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

Certified Building Cx Professional (CBCP)

Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE)

Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP)

Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM)

Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE)

GreenPoint Rater – New Homes (GPR)

High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)

LEED® Accredited Professional (AP)
Building Design & Construction (BD+C)
Operations & Maintenance (O+M)
Homes (H)

LEED® for Homes Green Rater

Licensed Mechanical Engineer (PE)
State of California

Qualified Cx Process Provider (QCxP)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

HONORS • AWARDS

University of Southern California
Lecturer – Energy Modeling (2011)

EDUCATION

Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1993)

Shane Hansen

SHANE HANSEN PE
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
LEED® Green Rater, Green Associate, CEA, CBCP, HERS, CPHC®, WELL AP

Shane brings a comprehensive background in the construction industry. Gaining early hands-on experience within a family contracting business in carpentry, framing, masonry, plumbing, and electrical systems; Shane continued on to acquire an education in architectural engineering. His work and passion are rooted in a belief that the buildings we design must continue to provide health, shelter, and inspirational environments – without negatively impacting our planet.

What do you get when you cross a foodie with an engineer and an idealistic builder? You get Shane. Shane is working toward building an autonomous home and regenerative homestead where he and his family hope to one day produce all their basic necessities through the symbiotic relationships found while caring for the land, livestock, and people. In his free time, you will likely find him fixing something, playing with his kids, or relaxing in one of his many hammocks.

SHANE'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

Lawrence Technological University
Engineering Technician – Southfield, MI (2011- 2013)

Rocky Mountain Electric, LLC
Electricians Apprentice – Greeley, CO (2010-2011)

The Department of Natural Resources
Design Engineer – Olympia, WA (2010)

The Evergreen State College
Engineering Assistant – Olympia, WA (2009-2010)

Housemaster
Home Inspector – Cedar Hills, UT (2005-2006)

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Building Commissioning Association (BCxA)

California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

Certified Energy Analyst – Residential (CEA)

Certified Building Cx Professional (CBCP)

HERS Rater – California (I, II)
California Energy Commission (CEC) New Construction/Alterations
California Energy Commission (CEC) Whole House Rater
California Energy Commission (CEC) Photovoltaic
California Energy Commission (CEC) RCA
Department of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR

LEED® Green Associate (GA)

LEED® For Homes Green Rater

Licensed Mechanical Engineer (PE)
State of California
Washington State

PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

HONORS • AWARDS

Lawrence Technological University
Deans List

The Evergreen State College
Student Project Manager – Agriculture Lab Building Design

Whatcom Community College
Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

EDUCATION

Lawrence Technological University
Master of Architectural Engineering (2011-2014)
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (2011-2014)

The Evergreen State College
Bachelor of Science, Sustainability Engineering (2010)

Brigham Young University
Civil Engineering (2008)

Whatcom Community College

Christina Huang

CHRISTINA HUANG NCIDQ
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
LEED & WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador

Christina brings over 12 years of interior design & architecture, with a diverse professional background in commercial interiors, psychology, workshop facilitation, and consultative selling. She is passionate about optimizing human experience in the built environment and helping clients leverage wellness and sustainability as strategies for greater engagement and business impact.

Christina is responsible for project management for the greater team ensuing excellence and positive client experience. Internally, she is also responsible to optimize Green Dinosaur’s culture, business operation, and professional development. In her free time, you will likely find her playing a Native American style flute in nature, bird watching, and experimenting with food and healing modalities from around the world.

CHRISTINA'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

Allsteel
Architectural + Design Market Manager (2017-2019)

HOK
Senior Interior Designer (2015-2017)

AECOM
Intermediate Interior Designer (2009-2012)

Rottet Studio
Junior Interior Designer (2005-2009)

ORGANIZATIONS

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

FitWel Ambassador

WELL Building® Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

LEED® Accredited Professional (AP)

Council for Interior Design Qualification #25577 (NCIDQ)

HONORS • AWARDS

Southern California International Institute of Interior Design (2018-2020)
Board of Director, VP of Professional Development

Moore College of Art & Design
Deans List

EDUCATION

University of Santa Monica
Master of Art, Applied Psychology with an emphasis on Consciousness Health and Healing – University of Santa Monica, CA (2005-2018)

Moore College of Art & Design
Bachelor of Art, Interior Architecture & Design – Philadelphia, PA (2001-2005)

Melanie Onnen

MELANIE ONNEN
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
LEED® AP BD+C, WELL AP

Melanie has been dedicated to supporting a more sustainable and regenerative built environment since 2015. She has achieved several accreditations which demonstrate her commitment to the field and reflect her understanding of implementing best practices in sustainable design and construction. She is known for developing an integrative working relationship with the entire project team and strives to work collaboratively with owners and design professionals. In her free time, you can find her eating good food, drinking good wine, and always saving room for dessert.

MELANIE'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

TLCD Architecture
Architectural Intern – Santa Rosa, CA (2014)

Sonoma State University
Teaching Assistant – Sonoma, CA (2013)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

LEED® Accredited Professional (AP)
Building Design & Construction (BD+C)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

HONORS • AWARDS

Sonoma State University
Alpha Pi Delta Honor Society
Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society
Deans List

EDUCATION

Sonoma State University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Environmental Studies and Planning (2014)
Concentration in Energy Management and Design
Cum Laude

Independent Coursework
Passive Solar Design (ENSP 437)
Electrical Energy Management (ENSP 338)
Thermal Energy Management (ENSP 337)
Energy, Technology and Society (ENSP 330)

Chih Jen Cheng

CHIH-JEN (TOMO) CHENG EIT
COMMISSIONING ENGINEER
CBCP, WELL AP

Tomo has a background in civil and environmental engineering. He believes that keeping a green, energy-efficient environment can elevate people’s living conditions while creating positive impacts on our society. Tomo plays a key role in Green Dinosaur’s commissioning team. His commissioning expertise also makes him a great asset to integrating design phase guidance for a holistic sustainability approach for the design team, as he provides additional technical skillset in energy modeling simulation, sustainability programs, and plan review.

Tomo has an enormous passion for playing tennis. He has competed in many tournaments and been able to bring at least one trophy back home every time.

TOMO'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

University of California Los Angeles
Post Graduate Researcher – Salton Sea Project (2016)

KJ Engineering United Consulting
Assistant Civil Engineer – Taipei City, Taiwan (2013-2014)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

Engineer In Training (EIT)

Certified Building Cx Professional (CBCP)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

HONORS • AWARDS

AIESEC Taiwan
Member – Congress Organizing Committee (2012)
President – Congress Organizing Committee (2011)

EDUCATION

University of California Los Angeles
Master of Science (MSc) Civil and Environmental Engineering (2014-2016)

Chalmers University of Technology – Gothenburg, Sweden
Environmental Engineering Exchange Program (2012)

National Chiao Tung University- Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering (2008-2012)

Tia Troxel

TIA TROXEL
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST
LEED® Green Associate, WELL AP

As a recent graduate in Environmental Management and Protection, Tia brings a fresh perspective to the Green Dinosaur team. Her undergraduate studies and internship work have provided her with a broad spectrum base understanding of sustainable practices. Tia currently supports our LEED® for Homes Provider organization and contributes to project LEED® certifications. She is also expanding her abilities with energy modeling and energy use analysis. She hopes to contribute to a society that provides for the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future; sequentially making the world a better place.

Whether indoors or outdoors, Tia takes great pleasure in interacting with plants and animals – she can never pass up the opportunity to get a new houseplant or pet a stranger’s dog.

TIA'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

Green Dinosaur
Business Internship – Culver City, CA (2018)

ORGANIZATIONS

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

HONORS • AWARDS

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Dean’s List (2018)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

LEED® Green Associate (GA)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

EDUCATION

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Environmental Management and Protection (2019)

Christian Brinser

CHRISTIAN BRINSER
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST
LEED® Green Associate, WELL AP

After several years spent climbing the corporate ladder in Silicon Valley, Christian decided to shift his career to something that he was passionate about. Green Dinosaur offered the planet-driven, thought-provoking work that energized Christian’s passion for sustainability. In the years since his introduction to the industry, Christian has focused on helping developers design and implement energy-efficient strategies, and energy systems. When Christian isn’t actively working, he enjoys spending his time outdoors camping, hiking, running, and snowboarding.

CHRISTIAN'S CREDENTIALS

EXPERIENCE

Juniper Networks
Commercial Account Manager – Sunnyvale, CA (2017-2018)

Blue Chip Tek
Associate Account Manager – San Francisco, CA (2016-2017)

Juniper Networks
Inside Commercial Account Manager – Westford, MA (2014-2016)

College Works Painting
District Manager – Durham, NH (2012-2014)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

LEED® Green Associate (GA)

Well Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

HONORS • AWARDS

University of New Hampshire
Dean’s List (2012)

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Science and Government (2014)

Cooper Gibson

COOPER GIBSON PE
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST
LEED® Green Associate

Cooper has a background in mechanical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. His engineering skillset and passion for reducing energy consumption led him to Green Dinosaur, where he aims to contribute directly to sustainability improvements in the built environment. Cooper supports the team in energy modeling, commissioning, and site verification efforts. In his free time, you can find him catching waves along the coast of San Diego and exploring the outdoors.
Han Le

HAN LE
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST
LEED® Green Associate

Han has a background in Environmental Systems, nonprofit, public, and private sector work. She is a collaborative professional and is eager to expand her organizational and communication skillset in sustainability consulting at Green Dinosaur. Han currently supports our LEED® for Homes Provider organization and contributes to project LEED® certifications. She hopes to contribute to building a mindful and sustainable world for future generations. In her free time, Han enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the food scene and vibrant culture of Los Angeles.
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