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Interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Know someone else who would be a great candidate? The time is now. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2016 class of LEED Fellows.


Nominees must be/have

  • A LEED AP with specialty credential in good standing.
  • 10 years of professional green building experience.
  • Held a LEED Professional credential for eight or more years.
  • Made an exceptional impact, by advancing the movement in key mastery areas.

Nominators must have

  • A LEED AP with specialty credential in good standing.
  • 10 years of professional green building experience.

In addition, nominees will need to compile a team of endorsers to write statements attesting to the nominee’s impact in key areas.

LEED Project Experience Statement Writer: One person must write about the nominee’s role and contributions on their most exceptional LEED project.

Four Endorsers: One person must write an endorsement for the nominee’s impact in the technical proficiency mastery element. The nominee must also select three more endorsers to write about the nominee’s impact in any three out of the remaining four mastery elements: Leadership, Commitment and Service, Advocacy, and Education and Mentoring.

Key dates

Feb. 8–April 4: Nomination Period—Nominees must submit completed application packets by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4.
April 25–May 24: Feedback PeriodNominees will receive feedback and have the opportunity to add clarifications to their application.

Nominees will submit all application materials, including the nominator’s recommendation and CV, their own personal statement and CV and all endorsements, through the LEED Fellow portal, which can be accessed through the nominee’s credentials account on


There will be an introductory webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern. with valuable information for both returning and new nominees.

Register for the webinar

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