Peter Graham is the Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (www.unepsbci.org ). In this role Peter works closely with the public, civil and private sectors to assist the global transition to a sustainable building and construction industry.
Prior to the SBCI he was Lecturer and Stream Leader of Technologies in the Architecture Program at the University of New South Wales, Australia and has also held academic positions in sustainable construction at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He specializes in assessing the life-cycle sustainability of building development, and ecological design education. His international research includes work with the International Energy Agency, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction, the International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environments and aid work in Pacific Island Nations with AusAID.
He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and a Masters in Applied Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. His PhD focused on sustainable design curricula in architectural education. Peter's first book "Building Ecology: First Principles for a sustainable built environment" was published in 2003 by Blackwell, U.K. which is now available in Mandarin.