Communications and Research Collaborations



Center for the Built Environment
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David Lehrer serves as CBE’s Communications Director and as a member of the research team. He is the primary liaison between our industry partners and the research staff, he leads CBE’s outreach efforts and oversees CBE’s portfolio planning. He has been a key contributor to several CBE research topics including occupant surveys, high performance facades, and the visualization of building information. He frequently plans and facilities events related to building performance, sustainability and technology.

David is a licensed architect in California and holds a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining CBE, David practiced architecture for over a decade on a broad range of project types. David is also a specialist in resource efficient design, and has lectured and written on numerous related topics. David has been an adjunct faculty member at the California College of the Arts (CCA) where he has taught green building and interdisciplinary design courses. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC). Previously he served for several years as co-chair of the the AIA San Francisco Chapter Committee on the Environment. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, and also earned a certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from the Stanford Center for Professional Development.