Meet our Advisors: John Zinner
John Zinner’s experience in green building, policy development, entitlement support, project and program planning, and project management make him an asset to the CASM team. Prior to founding Zinner Consultants, John served as Energy Coordinator and Planning Advisor for the City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor, and founded the Los Angeles office of an environmental consulting firm. He founded Zinner Consultants in 1990 and served as its Principal until it was folded into Zinner Consultant Services in 2021.
Zinner has been recognized for his accomplishments. He has developed and managed groundbreaking sustainability and green building programs for the City of Los Angeles, Playa Vista, Whole Foods, Boeing Corporation, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Monica and Fayetteville, North Carolina. He served as the Principal-in-Charge of over 70 LEED certified projects, including 12 that earned Platinum, for clients such as UCLA, the City of Los Angeles, URW (formerly Westfield), Tishman Speyer and Worthe Real Estate Group.
He was awarded status LEED Fellow status by the U.S. Building Green Building Council.
Did you know?
CASM advisor, John Zinner, became an environmentalist while backpacking in the Sierras as a teenager and seeing behavior that troubled him.