The Hanley Foundation and Hanley Wood announced today that Rick Fedrizzi, founding chair and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in Washington, D.C., has been selected as the seventh recipient of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability.

Now celebrating its seventh year, The Hanley Award is sponsored by the Hanley Foundation and supported by Hanley Wood’s Builder and Architect publications and EcoBuilding Pulse. The award is dedicated to identifying and honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting and far-reaching contributions to sustainability and who have greatly influenced policy and industry response to critical environmental challenges in the U.S.

“It would be impossible to overstate Rick’s impact on the worldwide acceptance of sustainability within the built environment,” said Michael Hanley, president of the Hanley Foundation. “His tireless efforts have inspired billions of LEED-certified square feet around the globe and we are thrilled to present him with this year’s Hanley Award in recognition of his role as leader, educator, spokesperson and transformational advocate.”

Fedrizzi was selected from this year’s slate of nominees that included Janine Benyus, Biomimicry Institute; Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration; Mary Ann Lazarus, MALeco; Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University and Jason McLennan, McLennan Design.

“I’m deeply humbled to be included in this world-class roster of leaders,” said Fedrizzi. “Since the beginning, the Hanley Wood organization has provided the platform from which the green building movement has been able to grow. Mike Hanley’s personal leadership has been visible across the movement and we are all grateful.”

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