The Age-Friendly Home Certification is an initiative of the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University and the Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities in Larimer County. 

The Initiative is guided by an interdisciplinary advisory committee.



The Institute for the Built Environment is an enterprise center at Colorado State University. We form interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and off-campus professionals to take research to practice. At our heart, we develop and educate sustainability leaders at CSU.  Our mission is to advance the development of healthy, thriving built environments. We work with building owners, organizations, and communities to develop strategic programs that increase alignment, build team capacity, and meet sustainability goals. 


We foster leadership and strong community collaborations that will plan, design, and implement sustainable strategies to enhance quality of life for older adults in Larimer County.

Advisory Committee


Brian Dunbar

Executive Director, Institute for the Built Environmentat Colorado State University


Michele Christensen

Director of Program Development, Fort Collins Housing Catalyst


Stephanie Barr

Senior Manager, Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University    


Greg Miedema

Executive Officer, Home Builders Association Northern Colorado


Sue ballou

Executive Director, Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities


Denise Selders

Housing Development Specialist, Colorado Department of Local Affairs


Sam Betters

Executive Director, Loveland Housing Authority


Bill Swalling

Waters Edge Development