J. Stace McGee
“I have spent my life as a dedicated ambassador to the green building movement. It is this purpose that gives me energy and the want to bring every project to its greatest and highest potential. Every project is an opportunity to advocate for future generations who depend on the decisions we make today”.
Experience and Expertise:
Stace McGee has been helping clients optimize their buildings for over 30 years. Integrating systems to ensure that buildings perform to their maximum potential saves his clients’ money and reduces their environmental footprint. Stace’s passion for residential built environment is realized through high performing custom home and multi-family buildings with smaller carbon footprints.
Stace began his career, in the late 1980’s, as an intern at his father’s architecture firm in New York City and Florida. While immersing himself in architecture, Stace also worked with his mother, an interior designer, and was inspired to add interior design to his graduate school studies. He attend UNM because it was one of only two architecture programs in the country, at that time, with a “Sustainability” tract.
In 1998 he founded Environmental Dynamics, Inc (edi) in Albuquerque, NM to provide the highest quality architectural and design service through integration of client objectives and progressive environmental ideals. Stace currently directs Business Development and takes on a few select design projects every year.
In 2009 Stace founded Green Insight LLC a LEED™ for Homes provider, residential energy modeling, testing and visual verification for code compliance company. The company was initial founded to support the Sustainable Building Tax Credit program in New Mexico which he helped author. The providership is very active in the southwestern United States and has moved north into Colorado to build on that success.
Stace’s current venture, started in late 2019, is an assemblage of sustainably minded companies coming together on one campus, in Butte Montana, to manufacture and ship zero energy low carbon footprint modular homes. It is envisioned that these homes will be built by retrained miners and veteran worker owners.
A regular and passionate advocate for green building, Stace helped to found the first local chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council in New Mexico and the Palm Beach branch in Florida. As a USGBC Faculty member and LEED Fellow, he is regularly asked to present at the annual Greenbuild conference and local conferences around the United States and the Caribbean educating participants about various green building programs.
Stace likes to be part of the team because, he believes, it takes a team in this day and age to cost effectively bring any project to its greatest and highest potential. He uses his broad experience in residential design and construction to provide the teams he works with knowledge and options so they can make more educated decisions to meet their goals.
Certificates, Memberships, and Involvement:
- LEED Accredited Professional 2002
- LEED AP+Homes 2009
- LEED for Homes Green Rater 2009
- LEED for Homes QAD 2009
- USGBC Faculty Member 2011
- USGBC LEED Fellow 2014
Previous USGBC positions:
- West Regional Council Chair &Chapter Steering Committee (CSC) Member 2005-2010
- USGBC NM Chapter Board President 2004
- USGBC NM Chapter Member 2001-2013
- USGBC South Florida Chapter Member 2008-2013
- Bachelor in Humanities, Florida State University
- Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico
When he is not in the office, you find Ryan…
…enjoying cooking gourmet food and sometimes shares with the office. He spends his free time kayaking, rafting, backpacking, snorkeling and losing to his son at chess.