About Huston Eubank
Specializing in Sustainable Design of Buildings, Communities, and Businesses
Huston Eubank is a registered architect and an independent consultant specializing in the sustainable design of buildings, communities and businesses. His long and interesting career in green development has given him a wide range of experience in many areas.
He co-created and teaches the “Integrative Design for Energy Efficiency” course for Singapore’s Certified Energy Manager Program (SCEM), and is currently an Associate of Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd. and The Green Asia Group, and an advisor to Chris Allen Associates (biomimicry).
From 2009 to 2016 he served as Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer and Director of Consulting for Regenerative Ventures, Inc.,
From 2003 to 2005 Huston served the World Green Building Council as founding corporate secretary, before committing full time to its development from 2005 to 2007, when he served as its first Executive Director.
From January 1999 to May 2005 Huston was a Principal with the Green Development Services team at Rocky Mountain Institute. In 1997 and 1998 he helped develop environmentally responsible solutions for commercial construction as Director of “BuildingFutures Services” for David Gottfried, the founder of the USGBC and WorldGBC. In 1996/97, as the commercial program manager for “Earth Smart” at Portland General Electric (PGE), he managed a comprehensive commercial green building program that was ahead of its time, but that unfortunately died when Enron took over PGE later that year. He first became active in environmental advocacy in 1991 while a senior project architect with Gensler, working in Los Angeles and London. Early career experience in a variety of architectural firm types and other situations included business and property development, and construction.
Huston has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and a LEED Accredited Professional. His green consulting projects include the California Academy of Science (LEED Platinum), High Performance Internet Data Centers, Greening a Texas Instruments Chip FAB (LEED Gold), the Boston Museum, environmental design for schools in Brazil, teaching Natural Capitalism at Beijing University, CARMAX Corporate Headquarters (LEED Silver), University of Illinois Facilities Standards Review, Greening the California State Capitol, The Capitol East End project in Sacramento (LEED Silver), the State of California EPA Building (LEED-EB Platinum), the North Clackamas High School performance-based fee project, and greening Bulmers – the world’s largest maker of hard cider.
Huston was a member of architectural teams for projects including San Diego Airport Terminal 2, the Inn at Middleton Plantation outside Charleston, SC, Sony Lincoln Theaters in New York City, 2 Gresham Street (a large office building in central London), refurbishment of the Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, and of the Babelsberg Studios in Pottsdam, Germany.
He was a founding member of the Oregon Natural Step network, liaison to the NW Regional Council of the US President’s Council on Sustainability, served on the Board of Envirosense, advised the Portland AIA’s Architecture+Energy Award program, chaired the Los Angeles CSI Technical and Environmental Committees, and was Chair of the Oahu Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Coastal Zone Management in the mid 1970’s. Huston has also served as a certified construction specifier, a developer, a contractor, a US Navy officer, and the proprietor of his own firms.
Instructor, Consultant, Researcher, and Facilitator
- Instructor on sustainability, green building/development, and integrative design
- General sustainability consulting for corporate or real estate audiences
- Integrative design process facilitation
- Charrette organization and facilitation
- Assistance with International Green Building Council establishment and rating system development
- Green building design consulting
- Public speaking — see speaking experience page
- Project management for sustainability related projects
- Technical research and writing
- Understanding the big picture and being able to put the task into simple language for execution