The Kobet Collaborative works internationally in the fields of sustainable design and development, high performance green buildings and environmental education. Work to date includes a variety of projects and consulting contracts in eleven countries on five continents. Clients range from the Cultural Section of the State Department, to the Beijing Olympic Village, to a number of school districts on a state and local level. Much of this work involves my expertise as a LEED AP and benefits from my experience as one of the original twelve LEED Faculty. My work involves my specialty in allergy free, nontoxic design and architecture for the chemically sensitive. The latter is applied most often to green school consulting, where we strive to create healthy, productive environments for school children.
In addition to my life long dedication to green building I have enjoyed a parallel career in environmental education as a full time or adjunct college professor. I served as Chair of the USGBC LEED for Schools Committee and one of four regional consultants nationwide for there USGBC Center for Green Schools. I am currently a Green School Advisor to the Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh, PA, where we are engaged in creating the regions first green school initiative. I was one of six people who co-founded the country's first Master of Science in Sustainable Systems in 1990, a project that started on 1981. More recently I have served as an adjunct professor in the Carnegie Mellon School Of Architecture, where I taught fourth year Design Studio and authored an elective course on International Viewpoints on Sustainability which was offered University-wide. I have an ongoing relationship with the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico, and the Kent State University School f Architecture and Environmental Design where I serve as visiting lecturer and guest juror. I am also a member of the International Green School Network, headquartered in Karlshrue, Germany. The IGEN promotes green schools and associated efforts in community relationships and green curriculum development worldwide.