John Shipman


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john shipman

Senior Director, Business Development

John Shipman is a nationally recognized thought leader in green real estate and a pioneer in training and mentoring real estate professionals on green homes and energy efficiency. He has trained more than 1,000 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 business development activity as well as Southern California program implementation and outreach. He is committed to expanding BIG’s work to support underserved communities in California and nation-wide.

“My passion is helping people live healthier lives and creating opportunities for them to make our world a better place—for today and for future generations,” says Shipman, who brings an infectious energy and enthusiasm to Build It Green.

For more than 25 years, Shipman has worked as a sustainability consultant and his green experience includes a unique mix of roles: real estate agent, remodeling contractor, educator, business consultant, and community outreach leader. Before joining Build It Green, Shipman was managing partner of Energy Efficiency Management, Inc. and Director of Green Operations for Coldwell Banker George Realty.

Shipman 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 Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).