• Daniel A. Huard Selected as 2017 LEED Fellow

    Daniel A. Huard Selected as 2017 LEED Fellow

    LEED Fellows are best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development

    Las Vegas, Nevada – (DATE) – Humann Building Solutions, LLC are pleased to announce that Daniel A. Huard, Founding Principal, has been named a 2017 LEED Fellow by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 23 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED Professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED Fellows are recognized as the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI.

    “We are honored and proud to have Daniel A. Huard as one of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of GBCI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “Daniel A. Huard has shown superb leadership as a green building advocate and has continued to help shift the norm of how the industry plans and builds sustainably. Daniel A. Huard’s work and credibility in the industry has been proven time and time again by his outstanding leadership in the green building movement, and motivates all of us to continue the charge forward in creating sustainable, healthy and connected communities through the built environment.

    To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, must have at least 10 years of exceptional impact in the green building industry, hold a LEED AP with specialty credential and undergo an extensive portfolio review, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow evaluation committee.A lifelong learning proponent, Daniel has long been a sought‐after Green Building expert. Daniel received degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning, beyond his professional degrees Daniel holds multiple professional accreditations: LEED AP O+M as well as LEED AP BD+C from Green Business Certification Inc. and now has been elevated to LEED Fellow in 2017, PMP from Project Management Institute, Living Future Accredited from International Living Future Institute, GGA, GGP and GPCP from Green Building Initiative, WELL AP from the International WELL Building Institute in addition to ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional. Daniel’s professional expertise has contributed to numerous domestic and international High Performance Building, Sustainable and Restorative Development projects as well as international events including Greenbuild, WaterBuild, Living Future unConference, WaterSmart Innovations, AdvancedEnergy Conference, Energy Management Congress, CAPAC and Global Gaming Expo to name a few. Daniel has an ongoing commitment to mentoring, service and leadership having contributed to the National Fenestration Ratings Council, International WELL Building Institute, Association of Energy Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning Engineers, USGBC Nevada, USGBC Western Regional Council and USGBC National and as well founded the Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative serving as Nevada’s ILFI Ambassador. As a former League of Indian Nations of North America Ambassador to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Daniel focused on international sustainability programs, social and educational programs and native rights recognition and advocacy.

    The recipients will be honored at the 2017 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston . The nomination period for the 2018 LEED Fellows class will open in February 2018. For more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing, visit usgbc.org/credentials.


    About Green Business Certification Inc.

    GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org.

    About Humann Building Solutions, LLC.

    Humann Building Solutions, LLC, was co-founded by Daniel Huard in 1998. Humann currently focuses on all aspects of Green Building and Development Globally including Professional Program and Project Management, Construction Management, Green Building Consulting, ASHRAE-ANSI Accredited Commissioning Provision, Operational Optimization, Project Validation, Investment Grade Auditing, Net Zero and Net Positive Systems Designs and Implementations. In 2014 Humann Principal Daniel Huard acquired Greenview Global from its founder Pamela Vilkin and continues the tradition that Pam started to provide top quality education and sustainability consulting to clients primarily in the Las Vegas Valley and continues that tradition today.

    Humann Building Solutions founding principal Daniel Huard a LEED Fellow with specialties in Building Design & Construction as well as Operations + Maintenance leads the efforts of the firm’s practice where the firm provides
    a vast compendium of services to the Sustainability World. Green Building Consulting is performed by practitioners who are versed in every facet of the rating systems having helped develop LEED v4 and currently serving the LEED Technical Advisory Group. Other areas of expertise that the firm has include:
    ASHRAE – ANSI Accredited Commissioning Process Management Professional,
    ILFI Living Future Accredited Professional,
    IWBI WELL Accredited Professional,
    PMI Project Management Professional,
    Humann Building Solutions is a Licensed Professional Engineering Firm in the State of Nevada (2017, 2018 current) and additionally provides Energy Star for Buildings Assessments, Green Globes Assessments, Green Globes Professional Consulting, and Guiding Principles Compliance Professional consultation to facilitate new Federal, Military and GSA buildings.

  • Seasons Greetings

    Humann Building Solutions, LLC wishes one and all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. There are several Organizations that we need to recognize this year for their contributions to a more equitable and sustainable world:

    GVG-logoGreenview Global again stepped forward as a major differentiator in the green building and advocacy world.  Their principals are determined to make a sustainable impact for their clients.  Their moto certain to become memorable “we positively impact our clients, communities and the planet” is the way they do business. Those who wisely choose to work with their organization as we at Humann Building Solutions have done will have a new go-to expert for their sustainability services needs.


    The Nevada Chapter of the US Green Building Council advocates adoption of green building principles in codes, construction and education to create a sustainable culture in Nevada. In recent years the Chapter has been active regionally and Nationally to ensure that we can see green buildings for all within a generation!


    The Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative educates and advocates for a restorative future using the worlds most stringent green building rating system the Living Building Challenge as the tool for transformative change.


  • Humann Principal again a Future City Competition – Judge

    Our Principal was asked again to contribute to the success of the Future City Competition for the 2014-2015 middle school year as a Lead Judge.  The annual event will occur on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Northwest Regional Career and Technical Academy.

    The competition’s is described within program materials as:

    “The Future City Competition is a program designed for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to foster an interest in math, science, engineering, architecture, and construction through hands-on, real-world applications. The students create and design a city of the future by engaging in the planning, engineering design and building process – identifying problems, brainstorming ideas, designing solutions, testing, retesting and building, and finally communicating their results.”

    For more information please visit http://www.snvfuturecity.org/ as well as http://futurecity.org

  • Our Principal to Present Awards at USGBC Nevada’s Green Gala

    USGBCNVHumann Building Solutions, LLC‘s Principal will attend the USGBC Nevada’s 2nd Annual Green Gala as one of the awarde presenters for the event.

    Humann Building Solutions in collaboration with Greenview Global, LLC. purchased tables for the event as well as provided donation’s to the USGBC Nevada Chapter to show their steadfast support of the organization’s efforts.

  • Collaborating at the NFMT Vegas Conference and Expo

    Visit with us at the National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Vegas Conference and Expo to experience more than 60 free educational sessions and a show floor with several hundred of the most significant advances in products available. USGBC Nevada will be representing at the event as well, their members are great collaborative partners to seek out and network with.

    The National Facilities Management and Technology Show in Las Vegas (NFMT Vegas) is one of your best educational opportunities of the year. The free conference and expo is the perfect-sized event if you are a facility professional looking for a completely customizable, facilities-management-centric conference. More Info

  • Education Collaboration with USGBC Nevada

    Happy to be facilitating the USGBC Nevada’s New Knowledge at Noon – Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow’s Leaders.

    The trainng event occurs on September 57th, 2014 at the InNEVation Center 3rd Floor, 6795 Edmond St, Las Vegas, NV 89118 here is a link for registration >  http://www.usgbcnv.org/event-1730296

    This facilitated webinar will feature a series of interviews with the Hood River Middle School faculty and the design team, to explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children’s studies of the balance of nature.

  • Our Principal to host USGBC National Legislative Director

    Humann Building Solutions’ Principal is happy to announce that he has been asked to host the US Green Building Councils Legislative Director at the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 to be held at Mandalay Bay Resorts & Casino, Las Vegas on Thursday, September 4, 2014,

    National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress is a high-powered national conversation about growing the clean energy economy. Now in its seventh year, this prestigious annual conference convenes high-level industry leaders, policymakers, government officials, innovators, investors and advocates to discuss the future of our nation’s clean energy economy.  The event’s Keynote Speaker will be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  For more info check www.cleanenergysummit.org

  • Education Collaboration with USGBC Nevada

    Happy to be facilitating the USGBC Nevada’s New Knowledge at Noon – Introduction to LEED v4: Measuring for Success.  The trainng event occurs on August 7th, 2014 at the InNEVation Center 3rd Floor, 6795 Edmond St, Las Vegas, NV 89118    ….here is a link for registration > http://www.usgbcnv.org/event-918340

    LEED v4 takes a systems thinking approach and emphasizes the connections within a building in order to improve overall performance. This is the second session of two parts and emphasizes the role of performance and how the underlying frameworks of flexibility, integrative process and performance are aimed at improving the user experience in LEED v4.
    Objectives include:
    • Identify areas of performance based requirements in LEED v4.
    • Describe the role of performance data to address LEED system goals
    • Recognize performance goals in each of the LEED credit categories
    • Identify benefits of the performance criteria in LEED v4
    This course will count as 1 LEED-specific CEU and 1 AIA CEU as applicable.
  • Thanking the Contractors who helped site DesertSol

    February 23, 2014 at Las Vegas Springs Preserve I had the honor of recognizing and thanking the numerous contractors who played an integral part in the permanent installation of  at its final site at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.  The contractors and their families were invited by the Las Vegas Springs Preserve to attend a private event where we had a chance to mix and mingle as well as have a catered lunch where I had the honor of sharing the gratitude of many for the dedication and commitment of these new friends to the Springs Preserve and the DesertSol house.Springs PreserveDesertSol

  • It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Super DesertSol

    Have you ever seen a flying house?  Well this decathlete managed to float into it’s final resting place gracefully, take a peak at the timelapse footage >>  timelapse of DesertSol