John explaining the benefits of greywater to Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and President Dr. Webb at Laney College
LEED AP, CGBP, Green Point Rater
BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional
Green Building Consultant/Instructor/Trainer

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“Your vision and leadership help make our environment cleaner and our future more sustainable.  Thank you for playing a part in California’s proud tradition of ecological stewardship. Please accept my best wishes for every continued success.” 
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California 

Committed to creating positive change in our community and the world at large. 

*  Starting green building chapters (

*  Creating sustainability education in K-12 schools  
    ( Installing pv solar on rooftops for
    low-income families (

*  Speaking at local governments on behalf of creating/expanding green
    building programs

*  Influencing environmentally-friendly purchasing practices in lumber yards

*  Organizing contractors to do the same 

Examples of community partners with whom Mr. Shurtz has participated: 

  • Marin, Novato, Mill Valley & BERST green building programs; founding member USGBC REC; 
  • Co-creator of Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stop Waste) Green Guidelines and Certified Green Builder Professional program;  
  • Co-creator of Alameda County Waste Management Authority & NARI (North American Remodelers Institute) Certified Green Builder Professional trainings; 
  • Board President Next Generation (, EECOM (Environmental Education Council of Marin) founding business;
  • Pro Bono work @ Head Start Marin

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