CEO of the US Green Building Council

CEO of the US Green Building Council

Richard Fedrizzi

11.22.2009

Richard Fedrizzi

Rick Fedrizzi, founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, was appointed President & CEO in April 2004. Under his leadership, the Council has more than tripled its membership, broadened its influence, and cemented its role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement.

The evolution and extension of the internationally recognized LEED® green building program and expansion of LEED® building certification and professional accreditation through the Green Building Certification Institute, of which Fedrizzi is chairman, has helped build in speed and performance to the organization. Collaboration, through work with the Clinton Global Initiative, the International Codes Council, AIA, ASHRAE, ASID, ASLA, BOMA, and IFMA, among others, has broadened the base of green building. Expanded outreach and education, advocacy support for public policy initiatives, and a heightened emphasis on green building’s role in social equity progress are part of Fedrizzi’s vision for the organization. A founder of the World Green Building Council, Fedrizzi is now an active member of its board.

Richard Fedrizzi is CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization committed to fostering a sustainable future for America through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Under Fedrizzi’s leadership, the USGBC expanded its influence through the internationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, which recognizes sustainability in new and existing structures. Here, Fedrizzi discusses the green movement at schools throughout the nation.