Manuel Duarte Pinheiro is an Environmental Engineering (1985), with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with title Environmental Management and Sustainable Construction (2008).
Is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georessources, Technical Institute (IST), Lisbon University. Responsible by lectures in areas like Environmental Management System, Environmental Impacts, Ecodesign and Sustainable Challenges to Engineering.
Research in the areas of Sustainable Built Environment (Environment Impact, Energy, Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costs), Ecodesign, Sustainable Assessment and Management.
Is responsible by the development and application of LiderA System and also a system to support and certify sustainable tourism management call LiderA destinations (http://lideradestinations.com/?lang=en)
LiderA is the acronym for Leadership for the Environment in Sustainable Built Environment it's the name of a design support, assessment and voluntary certification system for Portuguese sustainable built environment (www.lidera.info)