WASHINGTON — Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer (CEO) and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries, according to a press release.
"I''ve watched in awe as the green building movement has grown on a global scale — as people from widely different backgrounds, countries and industries have united under a common commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable world," said Fedrizzi.
"I''m humbled to be a part of this massive movement and honored to serve the WorldGBC and its global members," Fedrizzi added.
Fedrizzi, who was USGBC''s founding chair, was appointed president and CEO in 2004 following a 25-year career as a Fortune 500 executive, the release stated.
According to the release, under his leadership, USGBC has tripled its membership, broadened its influence and cemented its role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement through efforts such as its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and the LEED Professional Credential program.
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