Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Building Momentum for Green Buildings: From Market Transformation to Sustainability


Speaker:S. Richard Fedrizzi, President of the U.S. Green Building Council
Location:Whitman School of Management Auditorium
Date:Thu, Nov 17, 2005
Time: 4:00 PM

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The built environment has a profound impact on health and productivity of occupants and the surrounding natural environment. In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established to transform markets for building design, construction, and operation by creating demand for buildings that achieve superior performance in multiple areas, including indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, and diminished impact on surrounding ecosystems. Today, green building is one of the most important movements of our time. Green building has become a $5.8-billion industry in the U.S. alone, and the demand for green products and services is increasing every day. Companies and professionals who are knowledgeable about green building have a significant advantage in today’s marketplace.

This talk will review the development of the green building industry in the U.S., including the genesis and growth of the USGBC and the opportunities and needs forfuture development, moving the industry from market transformation to sustainability.

S. Richard Fedrizzi was appointed President and CEO of the USGBC in April 2004. Previously, he was Founding Chairman of the USGBC’s Board of Directors, founder and president of the consulting firm, Green-Think, Inc., and an in-house environmental marketing consultant for Carrier Corp. Fredrizzi is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Indoor Environmental Professionals and the Advisory Board of the Syracuse Center of Excellence. He writes a monthly column for Buildings Magazine
entitled “Greener Facilities.” He is a frequent speaker on green marketing, industrial ecology, and sustainable building design. Fedrizzi is a native of Central New York. He earned a B.S. degree in accounting from LeMoyne College and an MBA from Syracuse University.

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