Manager, LEED Department
Jason Hercules has studied, taught and worked to implement sustainable development practices for more than 10 years. During his time with the U.S. Green Building Council, he has helped to manage resource development for the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, along with many other USGBC rating systems. Jason relies on his expertise in Smart Growth, transit-oriented, mixed-use development, and green building to provide technical development of the rating system; project review and certification; and education on many of the sustainable development elements espoused by LEED for Neighborhood Development and USGBC.
Prior to joining USGBC, Jason worked as an urban planner, preparing access and joint development concept plans for TOD projects based on mobility, mixed-use development potential, market analysis, Capital Improvement Plans and community-created sustainability objectives. He also drafted policy recommendations on a variety of topics including climate change, context-sensitive solutions and sustainable planning for communities across the U.S. Jason has also supported international sustainable development efforts, including work in Taiwan and Mexico, in addition to his local community involvement. Jason holds a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies from Southwestern University.