Jason Hainline


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Jason Hainline received a Bachelors of Architecture from the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University, where he simultaneously pursued also a Bachelors of Arts in Art History (emphasis on architectural history).

Jason worked his way through school in the Design Development Department of Bass Pro Shops.  Upon graduation, he remained on staff with dual roles: store designer and sustainable design coordinator, establishing a path towards sustainable development for the retail giant. Following, Jason moved to Boulder, Colorado and joined a nationally recognized environmentally sustainable architecture consulting firm, ENSAR Group, led by the late Greg Franta, FAIA, co-founder of the AIA’s Committee on the Environment.  With a move back to the Ozarks, Jason joined EMSI, an international green building consulting practice that literally started green building consulting in China.

Jason’s experience in sustainable design includes site and landscape planning, energy efficient architectural design and analysis, daylighting, material selection, and LEED™ [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] coordination. He has been active in a wide range of projects in the US and abroad that include facilities for each branch of the military, the National Park Service, private retail developments, low and high-rise offices, laboratories, educational buildings, restaurants, and private residences. Jason has worked on projects in Brazil, Egypt, Dubai, Poland, Czech Republic, India, Vietnam, and 50+ projects throughout China.  Jason has coordinated and facilitated numerous sustainable design workshops for both public organizations and private companies. Formerly, he was a member of the LEED Faculty, a group of industry professionals hired by the USGBC to teach various LEED workshops.

In 2007, Jason was recognized for his efforts as one of Springfield Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”. He has spoken on the importance of low energy design and sustainability in the built environment at dozens of conferences, throughout the US and abroad.

Jason is very active in promoting sustainable design and development through professional organizations. Currently he is serving as a board member of the Springfield Component of the American Institute of Architects as well as the Springfield Greene County Environmental Advisory Board.