Bahar Armaghani, Director of the Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) Program and Lecturer at the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning (DCP), is a key figure in advancing sustainability initiatives. As the Director of UF Green Building Learning Collaborative (GBLC), she introduced and oversees the LEED Lab, allowing students to contribute significantly, achieving LEED V4.1 EB: O+M Gold certification for an on-campus building. With over 135 managed LEED projects, including 13 Platinum certifications, Bahar’s leadership saved the university over $6 million. As one of the first three LEED Fellows in Florida, she has played a vital role in USGBC, serving on committees and contributing globally to green building practices. Beyond her university role, Bahar has been instrumental in introducing green building concepts internationally, including in Jordan, Republic of Georgia, and Iraq (Kurdistan), where she recently established the Kurdistan Green Building Interest group. She holds an MS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.