Jonathan Burgess

Vice President of Sustainable Operations, The Spinnaker Group

Jonathan Burgess is the Vice President of Sustainable Operations for The Spinnaker Group, a premier green-building consulting firm based in South Florida. Jonathan's firm has helped inform the design of over 80 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building projects and is currently involved in more than 200 LEED projects pursuing certification, both locally and internationally.

The firm has also provided Commissioning Services on more than 500 million square feet of buildings worldwide. In addition to his practitioner role, Jonathan also serves as a LEED educator, formally training over 100 people looking to obtain their LEED Green Associate and specialty accreditations.

Jonathan was also the first person in South Florida to have achieved the LEED for Neighborhood Development specialty accreditation. Jonathan is currently Chair of the US Green Building Council's Florida-Caribbean Region and Immediate Past Chair of the USGBC's Palm Beach Branch. Jonathan also serves as Director of the South Florida Fair and an Advisor on the City of Miami's Park and Recreation Advisory Board.