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People • Eric Sheffer

Eric Sheffer
Eric Sheffer
Eric Sheffer is highly adept at ensuring his clients meet sustainability and certification goals, and in the process make a positive and lasting impact on the environment. Through Eric’s guidance, Spectrum | Emery now manages the largest LEED EB status gold and silver multi-tenant office building portfolio in the Southeast. That we were able to achieve such an ambitious designation is a testament to Eric’s hard work and capability.
- Pat Emery, President, Spectrum | Emery

Eric Sheffer, LEED AP BD+C


If Eric made a living doing something other than serving as a sustainability consultant, he would split his time between being a carpenter and farmer. Instead he manages a team of building performance and sustainability consultants who consult on a variety of projects for the various markets SSR serves to help clients achieve their goals for higher-performing, more sustainable buildings.

Eric earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Biology/Ecology from Penn State University in 1999 and 2001. In 2011, he completed a Leadership and Business Administration Certificate Program at Belmont University’s Massey School of Business.

Eric has taken an interest in the sustainability of buildings and campuses that he developed while at Penn State and made it his career mission. He has served on the United Nations Environmental Programme Sustainable Building Climate Initiative’s Technical Advisory Committee for Water Conservation. Eric is a frequent speaker at USGBC events and is a member of the USGBC of Middle Tennessee’s Board of Directors. Currently he is also an adjunct instructor at Vanderbilt University, teaching Building Systems and LEED® concepts to graduate level students.

Eric enjoys hiking, camping, and woodworking, and he looks forward to sharing these experiences with his son. Don’t be surprised if you find this young family vacationing at Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Eric’s most memorable vacation was a camping trip to western Colorado.