Bahar Armaghani, LEED Fellow, USGBC LEED Faculty
Bahar Armaghani is a faculty at College of Design, Construction and Planning.
She is also the Director for Green Building Learning Collaborative at University of Florida (UF).
Bahar established and lead LEED Program at UF for twelve years until December 2015. She continues to work on UF projects to integrate it into education.
Bahar established UF’s LEED program including LEED-EB; O+M portfolio. Since
2003, she administered over 100 LEED BD+C, ID+C, Schools, Retail, Health Care and Home projects including the first LEED Platinum certified building in the state of
Florida, and followed by five more Platinum projects.
In 2010, under her leadership, the University’s LEED program was voted
number one in the country 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 curriculum.
In fall of 2014, she started LEED Lab at University of Florida bridging
the gap between education and operation arms of the university and utilizing
university as a laboratory for learning.
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
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, Pro-Reviewer for USGBC education, and served on the LEED Advisory Committee.
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 holds MS in Civil Engineering and BS in Environmental Engineering from
University of Florida.