Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment

Mike Hess

Michael Hess, PE, LEED Fellow | Vice President, Smart & Sustainable Buildings
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company

Mike Hess, LEED AP BD&C, LEED Fellow, PE, is a licensed mechanical engineer and a Vice President with Panasonic, leading their Smart & Sustainable Buildings team. Mike has personally worked on more than 100 LEED Certified projects and has achieved the prestigious appointment of LEED Fellow.

Mike has expertise in sustainability and LEED consulting, energy modeling, commissioning, water re-use and renewable energy systems, and has also developed city codes and incentives and corporate standards for several organizations associated with going green.

Mike was selected by his peers as the first President of the new USGBC Florida Chapter. He has served two terms as the President of the USGBC Central Florida Region, and also has served several terms on the USGBC National Board of Directors.

Originally from Wisconsin, Mike has lived in Central Florida for 18 years. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mike has a 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, and sees the green building movement as a way to provide them with a bright environmental future.