About Us

The Institute for the Building Envelope (IBE) is a trade association formed in 2022 by industry leaders in an effort to promote innovative, multifunctional materials that can increase energy efficiency, safety, and comfort. A well-designed building envelope can combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help structures better withstand natural disasters. IBE provides a forum for consumers and policymakers seeking to improve public policy related to commercial and residential building materials.

Board of Directors

Douglas Brady

Douglas Brady is Chief Strategy Officer for Huntsman Building Solutions and brings 17 years of marketing, sales, and operations experience to HBS. Doug earned a B.S. in Physics and an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University, and served as a US Naval Officer. Prior to joining HBS, Doug worked for Graco as the Director of the High Performance Coatings and Foam and is part of the American Chemistry Council’s Spray Foam Coalition Leadership Committee.

Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes is Vice President of Environmental and Government Affairs for Meritage Homes. Ian has worked in government affairs, advocacy, and marketing for the home building and chemical industries for more than 20 years and has served on several industry boards at national, state, and local levels. Ian has earned a B.A. in History from Allegheny College, an MPIA from the University of Pittsburgh, and is completing an M.B.A. from Youngstown State University.

Christian Nolte

Christian Nolte is a board member of Institute for the Building Envelope and the Vice President and Business Leader of Carlisle Polyurethane Systems, a portfolio of businesses highlighted by Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation and the global TyrFil business.

Kevin Page

Kevin Page is a board member of Institute for the Building Envelope and the Vice President of Sales for Enverge Spray Foam, a Holcim Building Envelope brand, which delivers high-performance solutions that make the entire building envelope more sustainable for customers around the world.