Brian Dunbar is director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and professor emeritus of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Professor Dunbar holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. Professor Dunbar created the graduate emphasis in sustainable building at Colorado State and has directed and taught university and professional courses on sustainable building, including courses in Costa Rica and on St. John, USVI.
Through IBE, an interdisciplinary research institute that engages faculty, students and industry partners in healthy and sustainable building issues, Brian has guided project work for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, cities, school districts, and the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office. Brian has helped to direct several LEED certified projects and, since 2004, has annually been selected as a LEED faculty member by the USGBC. Brian is co-author of “147 Tips on Teaching Sustainability” and his sustainable building teaching and research has been honored and recognized by the AIA, the USGBC-Colorado Chapter, the Colorado Governor, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, communities, businesses and universities.
Brian’s current research focus includes green schools and “whole school sustainability” and LENSES, a framework created to help project teams and communities reach beyond sustainable developments. Brian sits on university and civic committees focused on sustainability and green building, including the School of Global Environmental Sustainability Executive Council and the CSU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Advisory Committee.
Brian is a USGBC Faculty member. USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. Brian is approved to teach the following instructor-led workshops: