Forrest Linebarger, CEO of Inhabiture, has spent decades committed to sustainable design and building. He has created environmentally sensitive designs which are cost competitive with conventional construction.
Forrest Linebarger graduated from UC Berkeley in 1992. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Inhabiture, Inc. Forrest founded the Contractors’ Organization for Professional Standards, a nonprofit trade organization supporting integrity and professionalism in the construction industry. He is nationally known for his design of zero energy homes, use of green roofs, and innovative means of creating healthy indoor air environments
He has served on various Boards for local non profits, including the Board of Directors for Innovative Housing, a provider of housing for low income residents throughout the Bay Area. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Art League, a nonprofit art league located in Palo Alto.
Through his work on the Santa Clara County Planning Commission, Forrest has championed important environmental issues. He worked to ensure the environmental impact of the Permanente Quarry has minimal effect on the County’s air and water quality. He challenged the use of Santa Clara County’s land as it relates to water, congestion and pollution and he worked to preserve the habitats of the Dudleya & Checker Spot Butterfly in Santa Clara County.
"The design of our built environment should be healthy for our families and our larger environment. Preserving our remaining open space and native habitats while providing jobs and housing that better connects us together is achievable by through better land use. I believe we can help improve the lives of our residents though effective and environmentally conscious land use."