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Bahar Armaghani - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Bahar Armaghani

Director and Instructional Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Bahar Armaghani is director of the Sustainability and the Built Environment program at the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning.


Bahar Armaghani developed and teaches courses on leadership and greening the built environment. Bahar is also director of the UF Green Building Learning Collaborative (GBLC). Bahar established the fourth global LEED Lab (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), along with the first WELL Lab. She also created UF’s Green Building Program using LEED and served as director for 13 years. Bahar has managed and administered over 135 LEED Projects including 13 LEED Platinum certified buildings and first platinum project in the state of Florida. Under her leadership, UF was one of the leading universities in building green. Bahar is also one the first three and first female LEED Fellows in Florida.

Areas of Expertise (4)



Energy Efficiency

LEED Buildings

Media Appearances (3)

Gainesville officials take 'sister city' trip to Kurdistan to strengthen collaboration

The Gainesville Sun  online


Gainesville officials who recently made a "sister city" visit to the Kurdistan region of Iraq say the trip could be fruitful in building partnerships and cultural ties. Mayor Lauren Poe and Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos visited the cities in the Kurdistan region, such as Duhok and Erbil, from June 7 through 13.

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Iraqi officials arrive in Gainesville after war, pandemic postpone sister city visits

The Gainesville Sun  online


For officials from Duhok, Iraq, the third time was a charm to finally travel to Gainesville for a “sister cities” visit. Since the city became part of Gainesville’s sister cities program in 2006, officials had planned two trips here but could not make it, once because of an ongoing war with ISIS and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Women in construction: Bahar Armaghani leading green building efforts at UF

UF News  online


For Women in Construction Week, UF News talked with Bahar Armaghani, director and lecturer of Sustainability in the Built Environment program in UF’s College of Design, Construction and Planning.

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