Managing Director, Residential Building Services
Started with Firm: 2005
M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering Option, University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Certificate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
LEED Green Rater
LEED AP Building Design and Construction
LEED AP Homes
Maureen Mahle is an engineer and specialist in high performance homes. As Managing Director of SWA’s Sustainable Housing Services, Maureen has spent the past dozen years at SWA encouraging developers, designers, and builders to think holistically and build meticulously. She has certified tens of thousands of green dwelling units in 10 states under LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, ENERGY STAR and other programs. Maureen works to tie human health to energy efficiency and green building, and her projects have been early adopters of Active Design Guidelines and the Fitwel standards for healthy buildings.
Maureen participates in market transformation at both the local and national scales through numerous committees and research initiatives. She initiated the development of the LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise rating system adaptation and served as a member of the USGBC LEED v4 task force, and co-chaired the national LEED Technical Committee and New York City’s post-Hurricane Sandy Building Resiliency Task Force Special Committee on Homes. Maureen is also a contributor to several publications and is a former board member of Home Energy magazine – she has co-published research papers for SWA’s Consortium for Advanced Residential Building (CARB) and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Residential Green Building background paper for NAFTA. Maureen has provided support to the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development with inspections, testing, analysis, and information dissemination of hurricane resistant housing, panelized construction technologies, high performance HVAC, domestic hot water, and ventilation systems.