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Nominate yourself today for the 2015 Board of Directors.

Online applications are open until Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 5 pm PDT.

  • Product Manufacturer (pdf)
    The Product Manufacturer seat is open to a senior-level executive whose sustainable building product systems and/or materials contribute to transforming the marketplace for green buildings and communities. A thought leader in regional, national, or international professional organizations, this seat is intended for a director who will advise the Board on expanding the green building marketplace, among other strategic goals. Preference will be given to manufacturers with annual revenues over $100 million.
  • Environmental Nonprofit Advocate (pdf)
    The Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat is open to an executive within an environmental non-profit organization who’s led outreach and advocacy campaigns at federal, state, or local levels. The director in this seat must have been a leader or a collaborator in the state and local advocacy initiatives of a USGBC chapter for at least one year in the past five years, and has a demonstrated understanding of green building issues. The current holder of this seat is Board Chair-Elect Marge Anderson of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. 
  • Sustainable Practice Leader Engineer (pdf)
    The Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer must be a practicing building design engineer (electrical, mechanical, structural) actively involved in the design of buildings, with the LEED AP with specialty credential. The director in this seat must also have worked in a principal role on a minimum of 1 certified and four LEED registered or certified projects. Fiona Cousins, a principal at Arup currently sits in the the Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer seat (formerly “Designer of Buildings”).
  • Insurance (pdf)
    The person in the Insurance seat must be a senior-level executive in the insurance/reinsurance industry, and a leader within the context of the insurance industry’s evolving position on disaster prevention, resilience, restoration and reconstruction at the regional, national or international scale. This perspective advises the Board with special relevance to influence green building policy at all levels of government and expand the green building marketplace, among other strategic goals. The current holder of this seat is Steve Bushnell of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.
  • Urban/Regional Planner (pdf)
    The Urban/Regional Planner director advises the Board on the cultivation of sustainable cities and communities, among other strategic goals. This seat is for practicing urban/regional planners actively involved in integrative, restorative, and systems-oriented planning, and the director in the seat must have the LEED AP credential, and have worked in a principal role on at least one LEED ND project. The current holder of the Urban/Regional Planner is John Dalzell of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

If selected, candidates will run in a contested member election in October. Elected directors will serve three year terms beginning on January 1, 2015. The USGBC Board of Directors meets three times a year in person, and regularly via teleconference. 

Have questions? Access the self-nomination package, see our FAQs, view our campaign guidelines, or contact

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Principal Architect and Planner, Kendall Planning + Design
I'm an architect and urban planner who has worked on many sustainable community plans--before the LEED ND certification existed. I'm a LEED AP BD+C and certified Architect who has served as an Expert on the Education Committee and the Pedestrian Access Quality Working Group. I'd like to serve on the national or LA USGBC Board, but it seems the requirement to have worked on a LEED ND project disqualifies me. Please clarify and consider a broader pool of candidates.
Principal Architect, Savannah College of Art and Design
Hi Kehan, I am based our of India. My company is actively working with LEED and green building domains in the middle east. I would like to apply for the urban planner category. But the form takes details only of local US residents. is there a way I can nominate myself?
Associate, Governance, U.S. Green Building Council
Hello Namrata -- I apologize for the technical difficulties! Your self-nomination is very welcome -- could you email me at and provide a few more details on the problem you're running into? Thank you!
Am Wail Abu Sabib from Sudan am member of saudi green building forum chapter of Saudi council of engineering I got the leed courses 101,201 and 301 am senior civil engineer with drake and scull international company working now in a unique project designed by zaha hadid for petroleum studies as a research center platinum leed previously I complete skyscraper 385 m high with gold certificate and also Senegal new airport with gold one , am intersted in green building application
Associate, Governance, U.S. Green Building Council
Hello Wail! The application for Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer is located here: , and I encourage you to apply before the deadline (today at 5 pm PDT). Thank you!
Associate, Governance, U.S. Green Building Council
Hello Rick! You may find the General Criteria in the Self-Nomination package helpful ( Please also feel free to email if you have questions about whether you fit the specific criteria of the 5 open perspectives on the 2015 Board.
Senior Architect for Campus Planning and Design, Penn State University
I am Senior Architect for Campus Planning and Design at PSU. I have my LEED GA and I also have my GGP and Guiding Principle Compliance Certification from Green Globes. I am responsible for the first certified LEED Building on our campus and have participated in the creation of our LEED Policy here at PSU. I am interested in this opportunity but I am not sure that this is available to me. Could you give me some feedback on this question. Thank You Rick

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