Conor Merrigan, LEED-AP(BD+C, ND), CEM

Planner III

Conor Merrigan has been working with large scale energy and sustainability planning and implementation for the bulk of his career. A focus on neighborhood scale sustainability metrics is the result of both educational background with Master’s Degrees from the University of Colorado- Denver in Urban Planning and Urban Design as well as professional experience as the leading practitioner using the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) rating system in the State of Colorado.

In addition to municipal planning expertise, Conor also served the State of Colorado as the Manager of the Commercial Efficiency Program for the Governor’s Energy Office, and has a background in energy and program management. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional. Conor has developed trainings on sustainability metrics for public sector planners and is the current co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Colorado Chapter Sustainability Committee. He authored the Sustainability Action Plan for the small town of Nederland Colorado, and has worked with the STAR rating system to look at metrics on such sustainability rating system to look at metrics on such sustainability areas as air quality, water consumption, and smart growth. He has experience working with regional indicators of sustainability and has developed a number of strategies for cities and counties to measure the effectiveness of their sustainability efforts.