Scott Bowman


PE | LEED Fellow

Owner/Business Sage


Scott retired as Principal and Corporate Sustainability Leader with KJWW, a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm of over 500 people, in May of 2014. He represents extensive experience in mechanical engineering design, energy efficiency, sustainability and project management. His specialties include energy efficiency, control strategies, sustainable design, LEED, commissioning, integrated design, charette leadership, education, and owner engagement. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional. He serves on several advisory boards and is currently Vice Chair of the USGBC Iowa Chapter Board.

While the Corporate Sustainability Leader, Scott was charged with developing and maintaining KJWW’s commissioning, sustainable and LEED services for the entire firm along with corporate risk management and contract review. He was involved in most LEED projects for the firm and speaks regularly on sustainability at regional and national conferences and provides regular training on multiple subjects.

Scott has started a new consultancy, IDEA, to further expand his voice in the built environment to assist owners and design teams to reach high levels of performance on their projects through many different methods and services. In general, he intends to help projects Start Better, Reach Higher, Finish Strong.

Licenses + Accreditation

  • Professional Engineer 1987 (Iowa, Nebraska)
  • LEED Accredited Professional 2004
  • LEED BD+C Specialty 2009
  • LEED Fellow 2014


  • U.S. Green Building Council (Education Pro Reviewer)
  • LEEDuser Expert
  • Iowa Chapter USGBC (Vice Chair/Advocacy)
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Iowa Engineering Society
  • Building Commissioning Association
  • Program for Women in Science and Engineering Advisory Board at ISU
  • Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Council at ISU
  • Iowa EPSCoR External Review Committee
  • Iowa Energy Center Technical Advisory Group


  • USGBC, LEED Fellow, 2014
  • ISU, Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering, 2011
  • IES, Distinguished Service Award 2008
  • PWSE Lifetime Champion Award 2007
  • IES-CIC, Engineer of the Year 2006
  • IES, Young Engineer of the Year 1992

Volunteer Work

  • First Lego League of Iowa
  • National History Day
  • Iowa LEGO Users Group (Co-founder)
  • Idaho LEGO Users Group (Co-founder)