John Shipman is Senior Director, Southern California & Real Estate Services for Build It Green and a nationally recognized thought leader in green real estate practices and innovation, a pioneer in training and mentoring of real estate professionals on green homes and energy efficiency. He has trained more than 2,000 real estate professionals in green real estate and green building fundamentals. In 2014, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) awarded him with its national Evergreen Award and named him its NAR Green Instructor of the Year.
For Build It Green, John oversees all Southern California program implementation, outreach, partnership, and business development activities. He is committed to expanding BIG’s work to support underserved communities in California and nationally.
For more than 25 years, John has worked as a green builder, sustainability and green technology consultant and his green experience includes a unique mix of roles: real estate agent, remodeling contractor, educator, business consultant, and community outreach leader. John is a frequent speaker at national conferences and he has been featured in numerous articles and interviews including the Los Angeles Times and REALTOR® Magazine. He holds a BA in from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).