Michael is excited about continuing to educate the public on the practical and financial benefits of green building. As a member of the Board of Directors, he will work enthusiastically to ensure that our Chapter plays a prominent role in public outreach regarding the positive realities of green building. Much of his professional work is centered on identifying the financial and life-cycle benefits of green building construction and facility retrofits, he would like to use these lessons and skills to help promote green thinking in Central Texas. Reed’s first involvement with the Chapter was as moderator at the LEED for the Future event a few years ago. Reed has since served on the Board, and has been actively involved on the Texas Green Building Marketplace task force during its development and roll out. He was formerly active with the USGBC Chapter in Southern California and was also vice-president of the SoCal Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. Reed’s firm, Arup, has been closely tied to the USGBC for many years, where many of his co-workers have experience serving on their local Chapter Boards – and he has the benefit of tapping into their past experiences.