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Bahar Armaghani, LEED Fellow, USGBC EED Faculty

Bahar Armaghani is a faculty at College of Design, Construction and Planning. She also is the Director of LEED Program at the University of Florida (UF). She established UF’s LEED program including LEED-EB; O+M portfolio. Since 2003, she administered over 100 LEED BD+C, ID+C, Schools, Retail, and Home projects, and the first LEED Platinum certified building in the state of Florida.

In 2010, under her leadership, the University’s LEED program was voted number one in building LEED projects.

Since 2006, she developed and teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses on sustainable design, construction and operation. She advocated the integration of LEED into the college curriculum.

Starting fall of 2014, she started LEED Lab at University of Florida bridging the gap between education and operation of the university and utilizing university as a laboratory.

Bahar has been active with USGBC locally, nationally and internationally. She is USGBC Faculty since 2007. In 2005, she established USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter and served as president for four years. She served on the Board of Directors for Central Florida chapter and USGBC Florida and the Caribbean Region.

Bahar has been heavily involved with USGBC since 2003. She has served on various committees, task forces, and as a subject matter expert. She is currently serving on USGBC’s Education and Events committee, LEED Advisory Committee, and a Pro-Reviewer for USGBC education.

Bahar has served as an international advisor, and introduced green buildings and LEED rating system to Jordan, Republic of Georgia, and Iraq. She has delivered LEED workshops in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, and Singapore. She played a leading role in establishing the Jordan Green Building Council. Most recently, she established Kurdistan Green Building Interest group.

Bahar is a graduate of the University of Florida with a MS in Civil Engineering and BS in
Environmental Engineering