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Mike Harrison, LEED AP, sustainabilityMichael Harrison, P.E.

Michael Harrison is a registered professional engineer and project manager with over 15 years of experience guiding technically challenging projects in the civil and environmental engineering and information technology spaces from concept to fruition.  He specializes in working with diverse disciplines to align project and strategic business goals.  His experience and philosophy have ingrained the principle that truly sustainable projects must make good business sense.


Michael's expertise includes: community relations and presentation, specializing in relating technical information to a lay audience, strategic analysis of renewable energy opportunities, environmental liability assessment and remediation, construction, demolition, database and application design, regulatory negotiation, and a myriad of sustainable business services including life cycle analysis and building shared commitment.


Michael has led multi-party cost sharing and remediation teams that have restored over $100 million in real estate to higher uses.  He has managed complex technical datasets and strategies for redevelop and risk management projects within federal regulatory frameworks and in complex legal actions.  His strategic efforts focus on integrating sustainability into core business objectives and include facilitating interdepartmental communications to identify strategic goals for renewable energy and other sustainability initiatives.


Michael's environmental engineering projects have involved industrial manufacturing, military, development, solvent and petroleum recycling, landfill, metal plating, dry cleaning, chemical distribution, commercial retail, and transporter sites.  He has experience in leveraging renewable energy and efficiency opportunities in commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Michael has extensive regulatory negotiation experience and excellent working relationships with state and federal regulatory agencies. Technology is leveraged in all aspects of his work. His core competencies include database design and implementation, analytical analysis, environmental modeling, geographical information systems, and graphic presentation. He has designed customized relational databases for environmental clients, small businesses, and the health care industry.


Michael earned a B.S. from Humboldt State University's school of Environmental Resource Engineering, is a graduate of the Executive Program in Sustainable Management at the Presidio Graduate School, and holds Professional Engineering (Civil) and General Contractor's (B) Licenses.  He is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).