The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of the Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.
“As the green building movement continues to grow throughout the world, it is even more important to recognize the leaders who set the bar for others and who are always pushing the envelope toward a sustainable future,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We are proud to recognize our Leadership Award recipients for their commitment to our mission and to their contributions to advancing our industry.”
This year’s USGBC Leadership Award recipients include:
Christine Ervin, president and CEO of Christine Ervin Co., is being recognized for her outstanding work advocating for the growth of LEED and the green building movement. Ervin served as the first president and CEO of USGBC and has been an influential voice in the green building community.
David Orr, who is the Paul Sears distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics and senior advisor to the president at Oberlin College and a James Marsh professor at the University of Vermont, is an author and environmentalist, active in many areas of environmental studies. He serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Project, a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Kan., Oberlin College and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity and sustainability of the community. Orr also serves on the advisory board of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC.