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Mahesh Ramanujam shares his thoughts on becoming USGBC's new president and CEO.

Today is a big day for us all, and the next chapter of our journey to accomplish great work across the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as president and CEO of this dynamic and impressive organization. Rick Fedrizzi has taken LEED from a vision and transformed it into the most widely used green building system in the world—and the unparalleled global brand of sustainability. 

Today as I step fully into the role of president and CEO, I want to make a pledge to the USGBC community that I will focus on five areas of growth:

  • Own the vision for USGBC and work hard to inspire others to share in its ownership.
  • Provide resources to our community that will help everyone to grow and lead.
  • Help shape the culture of the green building movement to be as inclusive, diverse and innovative as possible.
  • Strive to make decisions that will serve our interests in both the short and long term.
  • Deliver on USGBC’s performance by never losing sight of our market transformation vision.

My passion for sustainability is a reflection of the culture in which I was raised. Living sustainably has always been central to my beliefs—as you know, I grew up in India, where I learned to do more with less. I saw firsthand that communities can be transformed through meaningful investments and true sustainability.

What some of you may not know is how enormously grateful I am to work on behalf of a movement with a mission that I truly support. I am so proud to have the opportunity to give back, and I truly believe that our work is making an enormous impact on our future and on the planet. I love what I do, and I love knowing that we are working toward the greater good.

So many of you are affiliated with USGBC because you want to make a difference. You are committed to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better. I will continue to foster that spirit as we enter a new era, and I ask that you continue to be the passionate and committed people that you are.

I am inspired by your dedication every day. I look forward to our future together as we LEED on!

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Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow , Michigan State University
Big Congrats! We are so proud of you to see at this respected position. Wishing your all the best.
Sr. Engineer, Mott MacDonald Group
Congratulations...... and Happy to see you as a CEO sir.
MEP Project Manager,Design & construction, Al AJJAJ LIMITED COMPANY,AALCO
Many Congratulations!!.......very happy to be a part of USGBC
President, The Construction Green Team
CONGRATULATIONS! I am proud to be a part of the green revolution and the efforts of the United States Green Building Council to improve the impacts of construction on our environment. I look forward to the new things to come and I am encouraged and excited about your leadership.
Senior Electrical Engineer, DAR AL RIYADH CONSULTANTS
Undoubtedly a great day for assuming the charge of such a coveted position.The barometer is USGBC for any green initiatives on global stage where recently 200 countries have signed the COP21 Paris Agreement.Hope everything moves as envisioned by founder .
Congratulations! I look forward to seeing what we can ALL accomplish in the future towards our goal of a sustainable life and planet. The time is now!
Sustainability Specialist PMP®,LEED® AP, GSAS CGP, GRI G4, MQGBC, GALFAR Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting
Congrats for your new role !
Senior Consultant, Management Consulting, KPMG
Congratulations sir on your new role!
Director of Sustainability @ GBRI, Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Congratulations Mahesh Ramanujam once again on your new position! As USGBC & AIA education partners, we at GBRIonline.org will support you as best as we can to realize your 5 areas of growth and beyond to make this world truly sustainable and a better place!
Managing Director, 360 Total Solution Limited, Bangladesh
Dear Sir, Congratulations to your new position and we all are eager to work on Sustainability and we are very happy to have you as our leader. Thanks from Bangladesh. We are going strong on Green Building Movement. It will get stronger everyday and we will save our planet for sure.

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