TIM COLE
SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
VIRGINIA BEACH CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (VA)

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Tim Cole is the Sustainability Officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and serves on the Green Schools National Network’s Board of Directors. Tim was instrumental in the promotion and development of the first LEED certified elementary School in Virginia -- Hermitage Elementary-- as well as the first K-12 LEED Platinum Transportation and Maintenance Facility in the country. 

 Under Tim’s leadership, Virginia Beach City Public Schools has constructed over 1.6 million square feet of LEED building space and was selected as the “Best Green School District” in the United States by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2012. The U.S Department of Education awarded VBCPS Green Ribbon District status in 2016.

Tim is an original member of Seal Team 6 which was commissioned within the U.S. Navy in 1980 and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tim holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.