Omar Youssef | U.S. Green Building Council
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Omar Youssef

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Omar Youssef is a Lecturer for the UA School of Architecture (CAPLA)
and a Ph.D. candidate in the Arid Lands Resource Sciences Interdisciplinary
Program at the University of Arizona. Omar is a Research Associate for the
Institute on Place and Wellbeing. In addition, he is the President for the
U.S Green Building Council UA Student Group and the USGBC ADVANCE Ambassador
in Arizona, leading a dynamic group of graduate students to be the first
Student Group to pilot the new USGBC ADVANCE initiative directing underserved
non-profit organizations to sustainability.

He earned his Masters of Science in Architecture with a focus on Design and
Energy Conservation (House Energy Doctor Program) from the College of
Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of
Arizona. His projects and publications are aimed at sustainability within the
building industry, and his work has been recognized nationally and
internationally for its focused research and architectural design that
exemplify sustainability, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energy
sources. The projects were evaluated as one of the best that critically
involved research which reflect significant responsiveness to Desert Regions
where resources are scarce.

Mr. Youssef developed design aid tools for Architects and Building Officials
to mitigate environmental sustainability concerns while simultaneously
integrate therapeutic technologies to achieve a healthier human environment.
These tools concentrate primarily on the impacts of natural day light on
Building Performance as well as Human Performance particularly heart-rate
variability, brain activity, and stress responses.