Gavin Gardi, LEED AP BD+C O+M, CFD, AVS
Gardi has a wealth of both theoretical and practical knowledge in sustainable construction with over 38 years of experience in the energy, facility operations, environmental, and construction fields. He has over 250 combined credit hours of university education at Boston University, Western Michigan University, Jordan College, and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In his current role, he provides consulting services in the areas of sustainable design, construction and facility operations and LEED certification. He serves on the steering committee of the Lansing branch of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan chapter and on the Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group for the national USGBC.
At The Christman Company he provided leadership for Christman’s Project Planning Group in the areas of life cycle costing and construction of sustainable, high-performance buildings, and was an integral part of planning and operation of Christman’s corporate headquarters, the world’s first quadruple platinum LEED certified building.
Prior to joining Christman, Gardi founded and operated a facilities consultation and management firm providing energy studies on schools, municipal and federal buildings, consulting for school districts on high performance buildings and Owner’s Representation Services for school district construction projects. Gardi also spent 13 years as a facilities director for 2 Michigan school districts. As a green building advocate, Gardi is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for industry organizations throughout the country, and has attended and presented numerous technical energy, construction and environmental seminars.