The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED professionals.

“The 2014 LEED Fellows are utilizing their extensive knowledge and experience in green building to engage their colleagues, clients and communities to create a better built environment throughout the world,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We recognize their commitment to LEED and celebrate their individual achievements.”

According to Fedrizzi, 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 the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

LEED Fellows:

Alex Zimmerman, Applied Green Consulting

Alicia Daniels Uhlig, GGLO

Anand Muthukrishnan, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of CII 

Andrés Prera Cofiño, Medio Ambiente Arquitectura 

Bahar Armaghani, University of Florida 

Barry Giles, BuildingWise 

Bill Worthen, Urban Fabrick 

Brad Schaap, Leo A Daly 

Braden Kurczak, MMM Group 

Chad Dorgan, McCarthy Building Companies

Christian Klehm, Jendoco Construction Corporation 

Claire Maxfield, Atelier Ten 

Dustin Davis, Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects 

Fulya Kocak, Clark Construction Group

Gail Hampsmire, Green Building Certification Institute 

Gavin Gardi, G2 Consulting

Greg Acker, Turner International Middle East 

J. Stace McGee, Environmental Dynamics; Green Insight

Jamie McKay, Morrison Hershfield Limited 

Jason Twill, Lend Lease 

Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy 

Jeff Ross-Bain, Ross-Bain Green Building

Joanne Perdue, University of Calgary 

Johnny Chen, Enertek Sustainable Design & Consulting; SSDC

Joseph Snider, SEQUIL Systems

Joyce Lee, IndigoJLD Green Health 

Kimberly Pexton, HITT Contracting,

Kirk Teske, HKS 

Lawrence Enyart, LEA Architects 

Liana Berberidou-Kallivoka, Austin Energy Green Building  

Linda Sorrento, Sorrento Consulting

Mark Gelfo, TLC Engineering for Architecture

Mark Loeffler, Atelier Ten 

Mark MacCracken, CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation 

Mary Davidge, Google

Max Zahniser, The Sustainability NEXUS, Praxis | Building Solutions

Michelle Robinson, Re:Vision Architecture 

Nathan Gauthier, UNICEF Rwanda, EA Buildings

Patrick Thibaudeau, HGA Architects and Engineers

Peter Doo, Doo Consulting

Robert Hink, The Spinnaker Group 

Robin Guenther, Perkins + Will 

Roger Chang, Westlake Reed Leskosky 

Sally Wilson, Newmark Grubb Knight and Frank 

Satish Kumar, Schneider Electric India

Scott Bowman, KJWW Engineering Consultants, PC

Theresa Hogerheide, Green Building Certification Institute 

Tommy Linstroth, Green Badger, LLCl Trident Sustainability Group

The LEED Fellows will be recognized in New Orleans at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from Oct. 22 to 24. The nomination period for the 2015 LEED Fellows class will open in January. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visit