Our course instructors have years of experience, both in their professional fields and in providing industry training and education. Get to know more about Partner Energy’s highly qualified instructors.

Lance Collins, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C), CSBA

Mr. Lance A. Collins is a Senior Project Manager at Partner with experience in whole building analysis/benchmarking, energy conservation measures, resource consumption reduction strategies, LEED Certification administration, building commissioning, renewable energy project development, and project/construction management.

As a licensed architect in the state of California with over 15 years of professional experience to the fields of sustainable design, architecture and urban design.

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Collins also is an adjunct professor at Long Beach City College, an education provider for the USGBC, and has guest lectured at a number of other schools, teaching green building principles and sustainable design strategies to young students as well as industry professionals.

Lance holds his B.Arch from Cornell University, his M.Arch II in Urban Design from UCLA, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).


Long Beach City College – Adjunct Professor, Department of Interior Design, 2007-Present.
USC – Guest lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2014-2015
Pepperdine University – Guest Lecturer, Center for Sustainability / Graziado School of Business & Management, 2011
Santa Monica College – Guest Lecturer, 2008 – Present
Mt. San Antonio College – Guest lecturer, Department of Interior Design, 2012
Sustainable Building Advisor Program – Guest Lecturer, 2009 – 2013


Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (LBCC), 2010-2011
Environmental Careers Academy (El Camino College / Leuzinger HS), 2011-2012
Education Provider – USGBC-LA (LEED GA, LEED-EB), 2009-2012
City of LA Green Job Training Program, 2011
South Bay Environmental Services Center – Energy Efficiency Retrofits, 2012-2013

Kyle Brumfitt, LEED AP BD+C, H, Green Rater, HERS I & II, ENERGY STAR Rater, CGBP, GreenPoint Rater, EBMFR, BPI Multifamily, CEPE, CEA

Mr. Brumfitt is a sustainability consultant with over eight years of experience in the sustainability service industry. Since 2007, he has been a Green Building Consultant working alongside developers, architects, engineers and general contractors. He has fostered client relationships in affordable multifamily, market rate multifamily, single family and commercial building sectors. Mr. Brumfitt’s diverse experience includes responsibilities spanning the entire lifecycle of a project, from schematic design through construction completion. As both a LEED for Homes AP or LEED Green Rater, Mr. Brumfitt has led design teams and developers through the certification process on over 50 projects. Mr. Brumfitt has certified over 400,000 SF of multifamily and single family projects as either the LEED Homes AP or LEED Green Rater. His LEED experience ranges from New Construction to Core and Shell and Commercial Interiors.


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