Charles Popeck | U.S. Green Building Council
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Charles Popeck

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-O&M Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

Charlie Popeck is a recognized authority and leader in the field of
sustainability and green building. As President and founding Principal of
Green Ideas Building Science Consultants, Charlie is sought after as an expert
in sustainability, building science and LEED. His business responsibilities
for Green Ideas include business development, marketing, educational programs
and operations. As a life‐long construction industry professional he has
worked on a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential projects and
has unique expertise in green building products, applications and
installation techniques. He has been a licensed California General Contractor
and has held senior management level positions for general contractors,
architectural and product manufacturing firms. His passion for sustainability
and green building, along with his construction management and tradesman
background uniquely qualifies him as one of the most versatile green building
consultants in the country.

As one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the U.S., Charlie has
been a leader in the green building industry for many years.

In addition, Charlie served on the steering committee that was responsible
for bringing a chapter of the USGBC to Arizona in 2002, and has held
leadership positions within the chapter including Chairman, Vice‐Chairman
and Secretary. Charlie has a keen understanding of the various LEED Rating
Systems, as well as hands‐on field experience with green building products,
applications and installation techniques. As a certified Construction
Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute, he
also brings a unique product and construction administration perspective to
the green building industry.

Charlie has personally trained over 40,000 architects, engineers,
contractors, product manufacturers, building owners, and other construction
industry professionals about sustainability issues, building products,
material selection, and construction means and methods relating to green
building and the LEED Rating System. He is a dynamic and entertaining speaker
who has delivered on the subject of sustainability before dozens of trade
associations, universities, businesses, municipalities and multi‐national
corporations around the globe including Arizona State University, BASF,
General Dynamics, Honeywell, Intel, Parsons, Raytheon, Starwood Development
and Wachovia.

As a certified Charrette Facilitator, Charlie has effectively led the
planning process for many high‐profile green building projects including
Intel Ocotillo Campus, Optima Camelview Village, Echelon Place, General Dynamics C‐4 Systems, the Phoenix Convention Center, the Lee H. Brown Conservation Learning Center and BASF’s Near‐Zero Energy Home in Patterson, New Jersey.

Charlie is also an accomplished author who regularly writes on the subject of
corporate sustainability, high‐performance design, construction and
operations management. His articles have appeared in Environmental Design +
Construction, Southwest Contractor, California Green Building Quarterly,
American Builder and Green Living Magazine, among others. He is a
contributing editor to Smart HomeOwner Magazine, a premium publication that
provides innovative solutions for creating efficient homes. His perspectives
on sustainability and the green building industry are a stand‐out feature
in every issue of the publication.