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.