Sustainability Programs Manager / Project Manager
Jeremy Meek literally grew up with Desert Star Construction in his DNA, igniting a passion for innovation in the luxury construction space. As Sustainability Programs Manager, Jeremy’s keen desire is to advance this company’s long — standing commitment to green building — more specifically, to provide clients with trademark DSC excellence while helping them tread ever lighter on the environment during the building process.
Jeremy’s job responsibilities include managing projects, and components of projects, related to green building certifications, building retrofits and renewable energy. Along with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a Master’s of Philosophy in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge in England, Jeremy brings more than 20 years of on-the-job training, which he gained while working at DSC every summer since 1996. In 2007, Jeremy also had the opportunity to manage an out-of-town project; his best memory with DSC. “We take every project very personally, but in this case I actually lived on the jobsite in an Airstream trailer,” he shares. “That gave me a unique sense of ownership and insight into our build process, and illustrated that nobody achieves success on their own. I still use that experience when I work with clients today.”
Jeremy is a LEED for Homes Accredited Professional and holds an OSHA Safety Card. He has previously served as Adjunct Faculty at ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction, teaching in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environments. He continues to guest lecture periodically within the green building space. Jeremy is currently serving as an Advisory Board Member for Grand Canyon University’s Environmental Science Program and is simultaneously pursuing a professional certificate in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.
This native Arizonan likes anything outdoors that puts the wind in his face. His preferences: cycling (he plans to ride across the U.S.A. someday), photography, SCUBA diving, and hiking. Want to share in some of the fun? Go make some memories and pursue one of the adventures Jeremy has posted on his blog: www.BestOfZona.com.