Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
Dr. Tom Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate and coordinator for the mechanical engineering degree program at the University of Georgia, and he has 30+ years of professional engineering experience. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, he spent approximately 20 of those years in industry and consulting. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability, and he is a member of the committee that wrote ASHRAE Standard 189.1 on high-performance green buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design around the world. He is the chair of the editorial committee that produced the 4th edition revision to the ASHRAE Green Guide. Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction honors in Environmental Science from Purdue University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, with a research topic focused on demand control ventilation.