2015 Class of LEED Fellows Announced


LEED Fellows are LEED professionals known as best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development

Washington, D.C. – October 21, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2015 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 35 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community at large. The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI.

“The 2015 LEED Fellows are remarkable individuals who have long been leaders in the green building movement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO, GBCI and CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Their expertise and excitement motivate all of us to continue to look ahead to what’s next and to continue the innovation that has been the hallmark of our movement. Sharing their passion, knowledge and commitment, LEED Fellows anchor both the past and the future of our movement.”

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow evaluation committee and supported by GBCI.

LEED Fellow applicants are evaluated on technical proficiency on the application of multiple LEED rating systems and have provided significant contributions to LEED projects; on education and mentoring through sharing knowledge about LEED and sustainability; on leadership in the field of green building; on commitment and service to green building; and on advocating for sustainable ideas, concepts and technologies related to or promoting green building or sustainability.

2015 LEED Fellows:

William Amann, M&E Engineers, Inc.

Michael Berning, Heapy Engineering

Steve Davis, Thrive Architecture

Marni Evans, U.S. Green Building Council

Eric Corey Freed, International Living Future Institute

Kelly Gearhart, Triple Green Building Group, LLC

Harry Gordon, Gordon + Gordon Architecture

Emilie Hagen, Atelier Ten

Jacquelynn E. Henke, TD Bank

Michael Hess, exp

Hiroki Hiramatsu, Woonerf, Inc.

Daniele Horton, Verdani Partners

Lance Hosey, Perkins Eastman

David Kaneda, Integral Group

Mike Leonard, Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC

Andrea Love, Payette

Christina Magar, Greenform

Richard Manning, Green Building Services, Inc.

Selvarasu Maru, LEAD Consultancy and Engineering Services (India) Pvt Ltd

Paul Todd Merrill, Clayco

Renato Mirando, Edificio Verde S.A.

Marc Mondor, evolveEA

Gary Gene Olp, GGOArchitects, Corp.

Brad Pease, Paladino

Maria de los Angeles Perez, Gensler

Russell Perry, SmithGroupJJR

Angela Rivera, AECOM

Z Smith, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple

Berkay Somali, Altensis

Kevin Stack, Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC

Jan Stensland, Inside Matters

Sharlyn Thacker, Rerooted Life

Vessela Valtcheva-McGee, Triple Green Building Group, LLC

Tate Walker, OPN Architects

Will Weaver, JLL

The 2015 LEED Fellows will be recognized in Washington, DC at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held Nov.18-20, 2015. The nomination period for the 2016 LEED Fellows class will open in January. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow.

Aline Peterson
Communications Manager
U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC staff

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