Brian Dunbar, Executive Director

Professor Emeritus, M.Arch, LEED Fellow

Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar is Executive Director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and Professor Emeritus of design and construction at Colorado State University. Brian holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a LEED AP. Brian has taught Construction Management, Interior Design and Sustainability courses at Colorado State and created the graduate emphasis in sustainable building and professional certification courses in green building.  Brian is also Chairman of the Board for the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration, a non-profit established by the university to help disseminate LENSES, a guiding framework for regenerative development.

Through IBE, Brian has guided project work and facilitated design charrettes for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, American Institute of Architects, cities, school districts, and the Colorado Energy Office. Since 2004, Brian has annually been selected as a faculty member by the U.S. Green Building Council. Brian is co-author of “147 Tips on Teaching Sustainability” and his sustainable building teaching and research has been honored and by the AIA, the USGBC, the Colorado Governor, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, communities, businesses and universities.  In 2012, the U.S. Green Building Council recognized Brian with its LEED Fellow distinction.

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