Donald Fournier

Donald Fournier is the chair of the School of Architecture’s Building Research Council at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is also the program manager of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC).  He performs research and consults in the areas of sustainable design and development, green building, strategic sustainability assessments, strategic energy planning and energy security, tribal energy, energy efficiency, and energy management. Fournier has undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from the University of Massachusetts and 35 years of experience in the energy and environmental areas.  Fournier was a member of the United States Green Building Council’s LEED Steering Committee for two years.  He chaired the USGBC’s Multiple Buildings Product Committee, which developed the Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects. He was also a four-year member of the USGBC’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group and chaired the Combined Heat and Power and District Energy Subcommittees. Fournier was the U.S. delegate to the International Energy Agency’s Annex 31 project on the environmental impact of buildings and the American Planning Association’s Energy Policy Task Force.