USGBC's Fedrizzi Honored by Landscape Architecture Community

Words: Dan KamysUSGBC's Fedrizzi Honored by Landscape Architecture Community

 

 

Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for his commitment to environmental leadership and stewardship. The Olmsted Medal honors those with a commitment to safeguarding our natural heritage, embodying ASLA's commitment to stewardship of the land and quality of life.

Fedrizzi has been a vocal supporter of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership of ASLA, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the U.S. Botanic Garden to create the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes.

Fedrizzi, who was USGBC's founding chair, was appointed President and CEO in 2004, following a 25-year career as a Fortune 500 executive. Under his leadership, USGBC has tripled its membership, broadened its influence and cemented its role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement through efforts such as its LEED green building program, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo and the LEED Professional Credential program. He was recently named chair of the World Green Building Council.

The Olmsted Medal honors Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the founder of the American landscape architecture profession and steward of the environment. Honorees are selected by ASLA's Board of Trustees, and were recognized at an awards ceremony at the ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, Calif.

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