Gavin Gardi, LEED Fellow
Gardi has a wealth of both theoretical and practical knowledge in sustainable
construction with over 40 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 Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group for the national USGBC and as an instructor for the Building Operators Certification program.
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.