Jaime Van Mourik is passionate about educating people of all ages about the impacts of the built environment on their lives. She believes that providing knowledge and opportunities for action will result in true transformation. As Vice President for Education Solutions at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) she leads a team at USGBC who listens, connects and problem solves to identify the right education solution for every learner whether that be a young child, a student pursuing a post-secondary degree or a professional looking to advance in their career path.
A priority for Jaime is preparing students for 21st century careers in sustainability. She does this by working with higher education institutions and advocates across the country to develop and deliver innovative learning platforms that integrate sustainability and green building concepts into curriculum, and create pathways to professional credentials. She has led numerous test cases to develop courses and curriculum that drive innovative thinking and creativity in learning. Notably, she oversaw the creation of LEED Lab, a multidisciplinary course through which students asses the performance of their own campus buildings and facilitate the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) process with the goal of certification.
Jaime also spearheads USGBC's higher education initiatives, which includes transforming physical campus spaces while also improving the academic environment so that all students are equipped to lead. She has extensive experience leading colleges and universities looking to “go green,” guiding them through the planning and implementation process and advising on how the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system can help shape sustainability initiatives in teaching, research and practice. She was responsible for developing USGBC's comprehensive higher education strategy guide, Roadmap to a Green Campus.
Jaime is a LEED AP and an Associate AIA member. Prior to joining USGBC, she served as a project manager at the sustainable design consulting firm GreenShape, assisting more than 30 projects pursuing LEED certification. Previously, she worked at the National Building Museum developing and managing educational programs. Jaime has taught design at The Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning and at Northern Virginia Community College, and is a visiting lecturer and critic for local D.C. schools. She holds a bachelor's in architecture from Virginia Tech and a master's in architectural history from the University of Virginia.