Diego Ibarra is Principal and Founder of EA Buildings (formerly ENERGY ARQ), a consulting firm with offices in Boston MA, Santiago, Chile and Bogota, Colombia. EA Buildings specializes in sustainable design, building simulations and LEED® Consulting. Through his firm, Ibarra has been involved in over 80 projects with more than 20,000,000 SF, including commercial office towers, shopping malls, industrial facilities and academic institutions in North America, South America and Europe.
Ibarra's expertise involves advanced building performance simulations and their application in an integrated design process. He has taught over 30 Building Performance Simulation and LEED Trainings in the U.S and internationally. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow at Harvard University in over 10 courses, such as Building Energy Performance Simulations; Environmental Technologies in Buildings; Energy Technology and Buildings; Daylighting Buildings; Building Technology, Thermal Performance of Buildings Systems, among others. Diego has also worked as a LEED Reviewer, including review of ASHRAE compliant energy models. He has been a speaker at international conferences, such as, Greenbuild 2008, International Radiance Workshop 2009 and IBPSA's Building Simulation 2009, 2011 & 2013.
Ibarra, a Fulbright Scholar, will graduate with his Doctor of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2014. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the Chile Green Building Council and IBPSA Chile and a member of IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter technical committee. He holds a Master in Design Studies in Environmental Technologies at Harvard University, is a LEED AP and an ASHRAE BEMP.