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Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar is director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and professor of Construction Management at Colorado State University. Professor Dunbar holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan, is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Advanced Professional. Brian’s teaching, research, and project work focuses on environmentally sustainable design and construction materials, methods, and systems. Professor Dunbar coordinates the graduate emphasis in sustainable building at Colorado State and has developed numerous university and professional courses on sustainable building practices.

Through IBE, an interdisciplinary research institute that engages faculty and industry partners in healthy and sustainable building issues, Brian has guided project work and facilitated charrettes for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, American Institute of Architects, municipalities, school districts, and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation. Brian has served as LEED consultant for six registered projects and, in 2004, was selected as a LEED-CI faculty member by the USGBC. Brian’s sustainable building teaching and research has been honored and recognized by the AIA, the USGBC-Colorado Chapter, local communities, and universities.