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Kim Shinn


Executive Principal and Senior Wizard

TLC Engineering Solutions


Kim Shinn is a recovering physicist and professional mechanical engineer. He is an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C specialty) and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. Kim helped author the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare, ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, as well as ASHRAE Standards 135 “BACnet” and 209 “Energy Simulation Aided Design”; and the updated AIA "Architect's Guide to Building Performance - Integrating simulation into the design process". Kim currently serves on the steering committee of the Carbon Leadership Forum's MEP 2040 Challenge, Healthcare Design magazine’s editorial advisory board, as a member of ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 228P - "Standard Method of Evaluating Zero Energy Building Performance", as the green building engineer on the Technical Advisory Committee of the State of Tennessee’s Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, and as a member of the Nashville Mayor's Sustainability Advisory Council.

Kim is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University with a BS degree in engineering physics and MS in mechanical engineering. When not simulating building performance, delivering presentations, or advising architects in how to stave off climate change, Kim likes to roam o'er hills and dales on his bicycle.