Head of Communications
MBA, Certified Energy Manager, LEED Green Associate, WELL APLocation of employee:
Atlanta, GAView Speaker Profile
Brian Bollinger is the Head of Communications for SIG’s parent company, Green Building Holdings (GBH), acting as Executive Spokesperson for the four GBH business units: Blue Ocean, SIG, GBES and Aetos. He enjoys serving the organization by furthering its mission of creating a healthier and greener world, while also equipping the green building industry with cutting edge education and innovative tools for success.
Brian graduated from John Brown University and holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Ethics, with a focus on Global Supply Chain and Global Operations Management. In addition to being a LEED Green Associate, Brian is a Certified Energy Manager (Assoc. of Energy Engineers) and a member of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Development Institute.
Prior to GBH, Brian came from a diverse background in CSR, sustainability, green building design, energy conservation, and organization leadership. Most recently he served as Director of Sustainability at Insight Sourcing Group, after spending 14 years in international community development. In 2020 he was selected for Atlanta Magazine’s “500 List” of executives, influencers and up-and-coming leaders. Further, Brian led the programming, environmental design and engineering of Georgia’s first net-zero energy economic development center (Jolly Avenue Development Center), which received the largest ($300,000) “Grants to Green Innovation Prize” ever awarded by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. As a communicator, he has been interviewed on CNN, GPB and in print for various periodicals. He also had a leadership role in the development and production of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival winning The Key, a virtual reality experience. He is also an occasional guest lecturer at various universities and clubs, including Georgia Tech, Emory University, the Center for Civic Innovation and the USGBC’s Equinox conference.
Brian, his wife and their two young boys enjoy camping, backpacking and any chance to go to the beach. But whenever he has ‘down time’ it’s often spent discovering new sustainability innovations in the built-environment or experimenting with new technologies.
Member – Alternative & Renewable Energy Development Institute
Division of Association of Energy Engineers, Credential ID 150387
Advisory Board Member – Lifecycle Building Center
LBC is a nonprofit that captures building materials from the waste stream and directs them back into the community through reuse. LBC’s mission is “Environmental stewardship and community resilience by creating a sustainable lifecycle for the built environment.” Its Vision is one of Sustainable communities where the built environment supports the natural environment.
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors – Star-C Housing and Education Corporation
The mission of Star-C is to reduce resident transiency in affordable housing communities and nearby schools, provide academic support for children and ultimately improve the quality of life for the individual and the neighborhood.