Institute for Building Technology and Safety
Chief Development Officer
Chris Fennell joined IBTS’s executive team after more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in building science research, engineering, construction, and management consulting. Chris is actively involved in growing IBTS’ significant research, disaster recovery, renewable, energy and building services and government initiatives. Under Chris’ leadership, IBTS has become a national strategic leader in resilience with significant work in Puerto Rico, Florida, California, and mid-America as well as internationally. Chris founded BuildingInsight LLC in 2005, a full-service marketing research and strategy consulting firm which is now an IBTS subsidiary and is especially known for leading edge business-to-business and business-to-consumer energy and sustainability research and brand strategy. Previously Chris was VP at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center and Operations and Engineering Manager for a national production home builder. Chris received an International MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.