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The GBA Advisory Team — The Best in the Business

You’ll see the impact of our team of advisors throughout greenbuildingadvisor.com. The advisors are a geographically dispersed team of green building experts and industry thought leaders that are committed to contributing to the ideas, instruction and accuracy of Green Building Advisor. Their expertise ranges from architecture and building science to interior design and building codes.

  • Phil Kaplan

    Phil Kaplan is an award-winning and oft-published architect whose Portland, Maine, firm, Kaplan Thompson Architects — with the motto “Beautiful, Sustainable, Attainable” — is committed to designing only vibrant, healthy,…

  • Chris Briley

    Chris Briley is a founding partner and principal architect at BRIBURN. He is a Maine licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional. In late 2012 he teamed up with Architect…

  • Allison Bailes

    Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, is founder and owner of Energy Vanguard in Decatur, Georgia. Like many in the field of building science and green building, he is multi-faceted: His…

  • Joseph Lstiburek

    JOSEPH LSTIBUREK, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng., is a principal of Building Science Corporation. He is a forensic engineer who investigates building failures and is internationally recognized as an authority on…

  • Carl Seville

    CARL SEVILLE is a green builder, educator, and consultant on sustainability to the residential construction industry. After a 25-year career in the remodeling industry, he and a partner founded a…

  • Jim Sargent

    A pioneer of energy-efficient home building in Texas, JIM SARGENT began building green before the concept had a name. AndersonSargent Custom Builder has achieved national renown for its ecological and…

  • Jeff Medanich

    JEFF MEDANICH has been building, remodeling, and preserving residential buildings for 35 years. For the last 14 years he has been specializing in green building and sustainable building techniques for…

  • Mike Guertin

    While it may look like I spend all my time writing and talking about construction, I still swing a hammer most days. It's hard to pinpoint when I officially started…

  • Ann Edminster

    ANN EDMINSTER, M.Arch., LEED AP, is a consultant and recognized national expert on green home design and construction. She is a principal author of the LEED for Homes Rating System…

  • Michael Chandler

    MICHAEL CHANDLER, president of Chandler Design-Build, has been designing and building high-performance homes since 1978. He volunteered with the NAHB Research Center to help create the new NAHB-ICC National Green…

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Our top-notch editors are, first and foremost, experts in their fields. Along with their commitment to quality design and construction, they are former builders, remodelers and architects.

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Our Advisory Team

The advisors are a diverse team of green building professionals and industry thought leaders committed to contributing to the information and insight on GreenBuildingAdvisor.com.

Meet our advisory team