USGBC And Fedrizzi Selected for Prestigious 2009 Honor Award
The National Building Museum will recognize several Visionaries in Sustainability for their leadership, commitment, and achievements in green building and design, workforce development, and business practices during its annual gala on June 4, 2009.
The Honor Award was established by the Museum in 1986 to salute those who have significantly improved the built environment.
Typically the award is given only to one honoree or organization.
However the Museum's selection committee determined that because a sustainable built environment can only be achieved through a diverse community, the Museum would expand its selection to include elected officials, associations, business leaders, and private advocates.
Collectively, the recipients of the 2009 Honor Award have had an extraordinary impact in the greening of America.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its President S. Richard Fedrizzi were announced today as Museum's first honoree.
Founded in 1993, USGBC is transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
Its LEED program is the most widely used green building certification program in the nation.
USGBC is also working internationally to establish common green building practices with governments throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.