Charles J. Kibert
Charles J. Kibert is a Professor and Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida. He is co-founder and President of the Cross Creek Initiative, a non-profit industry/university joint venture seeking to implement sustainability principles into construction. He is co-chair of the Curriculum and Accreditation Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and helped create the first ever student chapter of the USGBC for which he served as faculty advisor. His research interests include sustainable development and construction, deconstruction, net zero energy buildings, carbon footprinting, construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling, and construction ecology and metabolism. He was the lead author of the first edition of the highly successful publication "Greening Federal Facilities" available on the website of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (www.eren.doe.gov). He is the author of Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, 3rd edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and co-author of Working Toward Sustainability: Ethical Decision Making in a Technological World (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). He was the editor of Reshaping the Built Environment (Island Press, 1999) and lead editor of Construction Ecology (Spon Press, 2002). He is a LEED-AP and Green Globes Assessor (GGA) and has extensive experience with green building certification and commissioning.