Dr. Sami G. Al-Ghamdi is an assistant professor of Sustainable Development at the College of Science and Engineering at HBKU. He holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Western Michigan University, and a BSc in Architecture and Building Science from King Saud University (2005). Dr. Al-Ghamdi’s work focuses on integrating life cycle thinking through the implementation of life cycle assessment (LCA) into green buildings and built environment. Dr. Al-Ghamdi is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in green building design and construction (LEED AP BD+C) from the U.S. Green Building Council; a building performance analyst professional by Autodesk and a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional from the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. Dr. Al-Ghamdi is the founder and leading faculty of the Sustainable Built Environment Research and Education Lab (SBE) at HBKU. Dr. Al-Ghamdi and his students were the recipients of the Qatar Sustainability Awards in 2017 and 2018 (Research Category) and the 2018 National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency Award for the Best Green Sustainable Initiative.