As Editorial Director for BuildingGreen, Tristan Roberts brings a deep commitment to environmental stewardship, a broad knowledge about sustainable design, deep understanding of green building products, and a mastery of all things LEED. A longtime contributor of in-depth feature articles in Environmental Building News and regular reporting on green news in BuildingGreen.com, he may be best known for his role in launching and managing the continuous updating of LEEDuser, a tool sought by the U.S. Green Building Council to provide demystify LEED on a credit-by-credit basis for project teams. Tristan is a daily presence on the LEEDuser forum, where he provides advice and facilitates conversations on knotty LEED issues.
A speaker known for his sparkling wit and insight, Roberts has recently spoken at the AIA National Convention, Greenbuild, Yale University, the State University of New York, and the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, and you’ll find his byline in Landscape Architecture, Energy Design Update, and GreenSource magazines. A LEED AP BD+C, Roberts is an instructor for the Boston Architectural College’s Sustainable Design Certificate program, and can tell you, in dozens of variations, how many green builders it takes to change a light bulb. Tristan has a personal passion for combining natural building materials, energy-efficiency, and budget-friendly construction practices with sustainability at the community level.