Who We Are

IBE is an educational non-profit, guided by the land grant mission of Colorado State University.

Our mission is to advance the development of healthy, thriving places. We cultivate the wellbeing of communities by enabling interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and industry professionals to elevate the potential of their work.

IBE was established in the College of Health & Human Sciences in 1994. As an enterprise center at CSU, we are a unique bridge between communities, industry, and research.

For nearly 30 years, we have been advancing health and sustainability in the places where we live and work by enabling collaboration between disciplines and sectors. During this time, we have designed and delivered services and research that has advanced and uplifted the work of hundreds of projects, organizations, and teams.

In every project we serve, CSU students are engaged in meaningful internship experiences that launch their careers in green building, corporate sustainability, community development, and more.