Brian Dunbar | U.S. Green Building Council

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Brian Dunbar

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow

Brian Dunbar is director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and professor emeritus of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Professor Dunbar holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. Professor Dunbar created the graduate emphasis in sustainable building at Colorado State and has directed and taught university and professional courses on sustainable building, including courses in Costa Rica and on St. John, USVI.

Brian Dunbar is executive director of the Institute for the Built Environment
(IBE) and professor emeritus at Colorado State University. Professor Dunbar
holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a
LEED AP and WELL AP. Professor Dunbar created the graduate emphasis in
sustainable building at Colorado State and has directed and taught university
and professional courses in sustainable design, construction management,
sustainability and regenerative development.

Through IBE, an interdisciplinary research institute that engages faculty,
students and industry partners in healthy and sustainable building issues,
Brian has guided project work for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest
Service, cities, school districts, and the Colorado Energy Office. Brian has
helped to direct over 50 LEED certified projects and, since 2004, has
annually been selected as a USGBC faculty member. Brian is co-author of
“147 Tips on Teaching Sustainability” and his sustainable building
teaching and research has been honored and recognized by the AIA, USGBC, the
Colorado Governor, the Alliance Center for Sustainability, communities, businesses and universities. In 2012, Brian was recognized as a LEED Fellow.

Brian’s current research focus includes green schools, “whole school
sustainability”, and LENSES, a framework Brian helped to create to help
project teams and communities reach beyond sustainable developments. Brian is
chairman of the board for Center for Living Environments and Regeneration
(CLEAR), the non-profit that promotes regenerative design and LENSES and also
sits on university and civic committees focused on sustainability and green
building, including the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Executive Council and the CSU President's Sustainability Commission.

Brian is a USGBC Faculty member; an official instructor of USGBC's
instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners.
Brian's USGBC teaching includes courses and workshops in green building
introduction, sustainable development, winning integrative design processes,
LEED exam prep, whole school sustainability, and regenerative built
environments.