Rick Fedrizzi co-founded the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and has served as its President and CEO since 2004. Through his leadership and far-reaching vision, Rick has cemented USGBC’s role as a leader in the global sustainability movement.
USGBC’s LEED green building program has been a cornerstone of Rick’s efforts. Since its launch in 2000, LEED has grown exponentially to more than 12,000 LEED-certified commercial projects and 20,000+ LEED-certified homes. 200,000 individuals around the world now hold a LEED professional credential.
In 2011, Rick was elected chair of the World Green Building Council, a coalition of green building councils from 91 countries. He serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and has collaborated with innumerable organizations, including the Clinton Climate Initiative on the C40 Cities Program and the Climate Positive Development Program. His awards include, most recently, the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy.
Rick’s work in the environmental and sustainability sectors predates his time at USGBC. He spent 25 years as an environmental marketing consultant at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) before opening his own green marketing and communications consulting firm, Green-Think.