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Douglas M. Brinkley, FAIA, is a principal and director of sustainable design at Clark Nexsen. He is the advocate for the integration of sustainable strategies into every project we undertake. He is also a key resource for new and emerging sustainable technologies, materials and legislation.

Doug received a Bachelor of Architectural Design from the School of Design at North Carolina State University.

He has successfully championed more than nine buildings to achieve LEED certification. Included among these are Wake Technical Community College’s Northern Wake Campus, the first LEED rated multi-building community college campus in the nation, and Carrington Hall School of Nursing at UNC- Chapel Hill, the first LEED rated building in the 17-institution UNC system.

Doug co-founded North Carolina’s first U.S. Green Building Council Chapter, where he has served on the board as treasurer, vice chair and chair. He served as an advisor to and advocate for the provisions of North Carolina Senate Bill 668, which requires energy and water conservation in state-owned buildings. He was appointed a member of the Wake County Energy Advisory Commission and served on the NC Energy Code Ad Hoc Committee. Doug participates in the USGBC’s Annual Congressional Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., promoting green building policy and strengthening the relationship between architects, businesses and lawmakers.

In 2010, Doug was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows for his contribution to the architectural profession and recognition of his commitment to further the cause of sustainability. He also received the Gail Lindsey Sustainability Award from AIA North Carolina in 2010. Further recognition was awarded to him from the Triangle Business Journal as the 2010 Green Advocate Business Leader of the Year.