Sever Institute faculty Merrill named LEED Fellow

Paul Merrill, an adjunct faculty member in the Henry Edwin Sever Institute in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has been named a LEED Fellow, the most prestigious designation given by the Green Building Certification Inc.

Paul Merrill
Paul Merrill

Merrill is director of sustainable construction for Clayco, a St. Louis-based design-build contractor and is the LEED Project Administrator on many of Clayco's projects. In his role, he is responsible for planning, leadership, estimating and implementation necessary for a project to achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a green building certification program that recognizes best building strategies and practices. As a design engineer, Merrill has been responsible for the design and preparation of plans and specifications as well as construction administration for data center, industrial, health care, educational and commercial facilities. He also is a registered Professional Engineer.

Merrill earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1981. He teaches in the construction management program in the Sever Institute.


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