US Green Building Council CEO joins Delos advisory board

Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has joined the advisory board at Delos, a New York City-based real estate developer that incorporates environmental sustainability, as well as health and wellness amenities, into homes, offices and buildings.

“USGBC has long held that truly green buildings and communities are not only energy, water and resource efficient, but that their improved indoor environmental quality – access to daylight, use of active design, improved indoor air quality and supply chain transparency to toxins in materials selection – make them healthier for the people who live, work, play and learn in them,” said Fedrizzi.

Fedrizzi is the founding chair of the USGBC and has decades of experience in green building. He has served as USGBC's president and CEO since 2004, driving the organization's efforts to push green building into the mainstream and developing its proprietary LEED green building rating program. He is also chair of the World Green Building Council, and he serves on other various boards and committees, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health and the American Architectural Foundation.

“Delos has come to the marketplace with a lot of enthusiasm and innovation around groundbreaking wellness technologies that will help our LEED green building rating program and other rigorous green building efforts ensure our built environment is as healthy and safe for people as possible," added Fedrizzi. "I look forward to closely collaborating with the team and helping expedite the evolution of green building practices so they continue to enhance human health.”

Fedrizzi holds numerous awards, including the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy, the Olmsted Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Arents Award from Syracuse University.