THE DINOS

The DINOS

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.

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 PE
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

LEED® Green Rater, Green Associate, CEA, CBCP, HERS, CPHC®

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. With this broad experience, Shane brings a inimitable voice to design integration and the commissioning process. 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.

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)

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

KAREN BRAGG RA
ASSOCIATE

LEED® AP BD+C, H Green Rater

Karen brings over 25 years of Architectural experience on multiple building types. From museums and municipal projects to factory built homes, her commitment to environmental stewardship has brought her to continually seek better ways to integrate high performance practices into the design and construction process.  As Associate for Green Dinosaur, Karen has a team focus and is responsible for guiding the Integrated Design process to deliver high performance architectural services to our clients. Karen brings an exciting and sophisticated lens to complex work products.

EXPERIENCE

Blu Homes
Senior Project Architect – Vallejo, CA (2011-2015)

Living Homes
Project Architect – Santa Monica, CA (2006-2010)

Richard Meier & Partners
Associate, Project Architect – Los Angeles, CA (2000-2006)

Polshek Partnership
Job Captain – New York City, NY (1998-2000)

Richard Meier & Partners
Junior Architect – Los Angeles, CA (1993-1997)

ORGANIZATIONS

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Co-Chair (2003-2007)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Founding Member of Los Angeles Chapter (2001-2002)

LICENSES • CREDENTIALS

Registered Architect (RA)
State of California

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

LEED® For Homes Green Rater

EDUCATION

Columbia University
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (1998)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Bachelor of Architecture (1987)

MELANIE ONNEN
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

LEED® AP BD+C

Melanie has a background in environmental studies and planning. Her strong beliefs in environmental sustainability led her to pursue an education in energy management and design. Melanie is responsible for sustainability coordination supporting the greater team. With her understanding of building envelope and detailed approach to her work she has become a integral part of our energy simulation team. Melanie’s continued interest in building science and architecture pushes her to continue growing her knowledge base.

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)

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 (TOMO) CHENG EIT
COMMISSIONING ENGINEER

CBCP

Tomo has a background in civil and environmental engineering. He believes 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 and often lends a supporting hand with energy simulation, sustainability programs, and plan review.

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)

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
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST

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.

EXPERIENCE

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

Cal Poly Housing Services
Front Desk Assistant – San Louis Obispo, CA (2015-2018)

ORGANIZATIONS
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

HONORS • AWARDS

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

EDUCATION

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

CHRISTIAN BRINSER
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST

LEED® Green Associate

Christian recently transitioned from a background in account management, and education in political science to follow his passion for sustainability. His goal at Green Dinosaur is to push the industry towards a green and sustainable future that ensures the preservation of our environment. He is working to achieve that goal by supporting our team with site verifications and diagnostic testing, LEED® program documentation, and plan reviews.

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)

HONORS • AWARDS

University of New Hampshire
Dean’s List (2012)

EDUCATION

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