Charles J. Kibert
Charles J. Kibert is currently a Holland Professor in the M.E. Rinker Sr.. School of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida. He is co-founder and President of the Cross Creek Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit industry/university collaboration seeking to implement sustainability principles to structure. He is a board member of the Green Building Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit using an alternate building evaluation approach called Green Globes. His research interests include sustainable growth and building, deconstruction, environmental impacts of building, building and demolition (C&D) debris recycling, and construction ecology and metabolism. He teaches classes on sustainability and green building in the Sustainable Construction track in the University of Florida Building Construction Pros degree program and courses on green building and LEED to construction industry professionals in the southeast U.S.. He is the writer of Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Construction (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2005; 2nd Edition 2008). Along with colleagues in the Departments of Religion, Political Science, and Forestry, he completed a book working toward Sustainability: Ethical Decision, for John Wiley & Sons on the ethics of sympathy. He retains a B.S. (General Engineering) from the U.S. Military Academy, a M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of South Florida. He's a registered professional engineer in Florida, also a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and also a Green Globes Assessor (GGA). He directed that the design and construction of the award winning the LEED gold certified construction in Florida, Rinker Hall, and has served as a consultant on several building projects
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