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Joel McKellar Person
Cambridge, MA


A Charleston native and graduate of the architecture program at Clemson University, Joel McKellar, LEED AP BD+C has been a researcher at LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. since 2005. While his research interests at LS3P are broad, McKellar quickly realized the need for substantial education in sustainable design and construction practices. Since earning his LEED accreditation in 2006 he has served as founding chairman of the Lowcountry Branch of the US Green Building Council and has taught multiple LEED training courses both within LS3P and for USGBC South Carolina. In his capacity as a LEED coordinator at LS3P, he has overseen the completion of five LEED certified projects totaling over 800,000 sf of floor area. In 2008 he founded the website which is devoted to providing free, practical resources to practicing LEED professionals. His work on Real Life LEED is syndicated by publications such as Architectural Record and Greensource and reaches over 5,000 unique visitors monthly.


Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2004
Architecture, Psychology Minor
2000 To 2004

Wando High School
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Diploma with Honors, 2000
1996 To 2000

Job History

Real Life LEED
The Internets, SC, United States
March 2008 - present

Charleston, SC, United States
November 2005 - present

Green River Preserve
Cedar Mountain, NC, United States
May 2001 - August 2001