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Heath Blount

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Heath Blount manages Brightworks’ Northern California practice and its existing buildings practice. Heath is a distinguished project leader in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading the implementation of sustainability programs for some of the most recognized developments in the region.

As a designer at Mazria Odems Dzurec earlier in his career, Heath worked closely with Ed Mazria during the establishment of the Architecture 2030 program. Heath was also a member of the core team authoring Local Energy Santa Fe’s fuel source feasibility study for the Santa Fe Biomass-Fired District Energy Project.

Heath is an alumnus of the Arcosanti Urban Laboratory, architect Paolo Soleri’s renowned experimental community in Arizona where residents explore new forms of urban design and development that minimize destructive impacts on the earth. In addition to serving as an Arcosanti field engineer and construction crew leader, Heath also helped develop a small-scale solar and wind energy installation to ensure continuous operation of the Arcosanti beer fridge.


Expertise

  • LEED for New Construction (LEED NC)
  • LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI)
  • LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS)
  • LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB:O&M)
  • The Natural Step
  • California AB1103
  • CalGreen

Education

  • University of New Mexico
    Bachelor of Arts (Architecture and Environmental Design)

Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

  • U. S. Green Building Council
    LEED Accredited Professional
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    Member
  • Permaculture Institute
    Certified in Permaculture Design
  • U. S. Green Building Council
    Member
  • Arcosanti Urban Laboratory
    Alumnus

Selected Experience

  • Forum Design
  • Mazria Odems Dzurec
  • Local Energy
  • Rebuild America
  • Green Edge Landscape Architects

Publications

  • Local Energy (In collaboration with Bios Bioenergysysteme GmbH)
    “Biomass-Fired District Energy for Santa Fe, New Mexico.” A report for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.  August 2004.


SELECTED PROJECTS