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Charles Kibert

Charles Kibert

Director of the Powell Center for Construction and, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 273-1189

RNK 304 / P.O. Box 115703
Gainesville, FL 32611-5703



Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, 1982

Research Interests:

Charles J. Kibert is Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida and a Professor in the Rinker School of Building Constructions. 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 serves as faculty advisor. His research interests include sustainable development and construction, deconstruction, environmental impacts of construction, construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling, and construction ecology and metabolism. He is a visiting professor of sustainable construction at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2000-present) and was a Visiting Fellow at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia (2003). He has lectured at Oxford University, Krakow Technical University (Poland), Dublin Institute of Technology, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), and Trinity University (Dublin). He assists in organizing and teaching a 3 week summer course, “Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland” to students and faculty from several Polish universities (1998-2004). He is the author of over 100 articles, papers, and other publications on sustainable development and related issues. 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 author of Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). He was the editor of Reshaping the Built Environment (Island Press, 1999) and lead editor of Construction Ecology (Spon Press, 2002).