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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Apr 27, 2022

Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, EcoDistricts AP, Fitwel Ambassador, is the Director of Sustainability for Browning Day in Indianapolis and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University's R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. His work focuses on high-performance building design and construction, environmental systems research, LEED and WELL-related services, energy modeling, resilient design, and evidence-based design.


Current Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Indiana Chapter
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • International Living Future Institute (ILFI)
  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Indiana Chapter


Show Highlights

  • The value of being active in AIA and your local USGBC chapter. 
  • Effective ways to see change through advocacy and education.
  • Solar Decathlon, pedagogical framework fused into an architectural studio.
  • Debunking rumors surrounding LEED. 
  • A peek into Indiana, LEED platinum projects and the challenges in building in a four season region.
  • Issues related to renewable energy and the economic payback of that. 
  • Why we are against the clock on embodied carbon.
  • The need to invest in existing building stock and the rate of change.

“If you have an opportunity to try to blaze a new trail and try to do something that no one's done before, you should try to do that. That means something when you can show others what's possible. Show that pathway. Anytime you have an opportunity to try to set a new bar somewhere, go after it and try to do it as best you can.”

-Daniel Overbey

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