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Theresa Lehman​

Theresa Lehman​

Director of Sustainable Services , Miron Construction Co., Inc.

As the director of sustainable services for Miron Construction Co., Inc., Theresa’s role is to inspire sustainability throughout Miron’s culture, integrate “green” into their business practices and construction operations, lead their sustainable education program, and help their clients and design/build partners to create healthy, high-performing built environments. Theresa serves as the Project Administrator on construction projects seeking green building certifications such as LEED, WELL and Fitwel. Theresa has worked on over 80 projects across many market segments seeking LEED, Parksmart and Fitwel, Fitwel VRM and WELL Health + Safety Rating certifications, which have successfully been awarded the highest certifications without impacting the project budget. Many of her projects are highly regarded, including the multi-award winning 3-Star Fitwel certified Oshkosh Corporation and the LEED Platinum Lake Mills Elementary School, which earned 16 national awards including the US Dept of Education’s 2015 Green Ribbon and ENR’s 2016 “Best of the Best” K-12 school in the country. It is also featured in Rick Fedrizzi’s book, “Green Think.” More impressively, health metrics were benchmarked by the District prior to the students moving into their new, high-performance, healthy twenty-first century learning environment, and have been measured since occupying the new school. The evidence is clear; people are a product of their environment; high-performance, healthy environments make a difference. Named as ENR magazine's top 20 under 40, and honored as a LEED Fellow in 2012, Theresa is credentialed as a LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Faculty, and WELL Faculty. She is an actively involved with the International Well Building Institute (IWBI), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Center for Active Design. Identified as a Subject Matter Expert, she serves on many national committees and working groups, including the LEED Advisory Committee, Fitwel Advisory Committee, and the WELL Movement Concept Advisory Committee.