Nathan Gauthier, MS

Director of Facilities Management Integration and Sustainability, Shawmut Design and Construction

Nathan Gauthier is a director of facilities management integration and sustainability at Shawmut Design and Construction. Prior to Shawmut, he was construction manager for UNICEF Rwanda, developing education and health care facilities in rural areas and refugee camps. He was previously energy manager with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for Philips Electronics, a portfolio with an annual utility spend of $25 million. Prior to JLL, Gauthier led green building services for Harvard University as assistant director of the Harvard Office for Sustainability. Gauthier has also worked for the South Carolina Sustainable Universities Initiative partnering with the school's facilities and housing departments to develop and track key performance indicators and implement an environmental management system. Gauthier grew up working for Energy Conscious Builders, his family's green construction company.

Gauthier has provided sustainability consulting for hundreds of facilities on five continents, more than 100 of which have become LEED certified (fourteen Platinum and counting). Gauthier has been chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group and a member of the USGBC board of directors at the state (Massachusetts) and national level. Nathan is a licensed residential builder (Michigan), certified energy manager, facilities manager, construction document technologist, ground source heat pump installer, commissioning authority (new and existing), LEED AP, energy auditor, and trained in charrette facilitation. Gauthier was selected as a 2014 LEED Fellow.

Gauthier's research interests include green building design, construction and operations, energy management in existing buildings, building commissioning and quality assurance, sustainability knowledge management and adult education, and international sustainable development


  • MS University of South Carolina