Richard ManningTechnical Director



With 25 years’ experience as a professional architect, Richard Manning brings an expert understanding of the design and construction process. Over the last decade he has advised on a broad range of projects in the United States, Canada, Japan, China, and Qatar. Richard has overseen the successful certification effort of numerous projects representing each of the USGBC LEEDĀ® Rating System categories. At GBS, Richard has directed the green building efforts for higher-education, institutional and government projects at the local, state and federal level. Richard demonstrates a unique ability to foster communication and develop a smooth working dynamic among project team members. Under his direction, project teams work collectively to pursue high-performance design strategies along the most appropriate path relative to their construction budget and schedule. Richard regularly conducts trainings and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada on sustainable design and green construction specifications. He facilitates eco-charrettes to help project teams identify opportunities for creating high-performance buildings. He is currently overseeing a major sustainability project in Doha, Qatar involving the LEED certification of nearly 100 buildings. In addition to being a LEED Fellow, Richard is a Certified Passive House Professional, and delivers trainings on the benefits of passive buildings.


Richard drives an electric car powered, in part, by the solar panels on his house.