Gail Vittori is Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit sustainable planning and design firm established in 1975 engaged with strategic development, design, policy, education and research initiatives. She was the 2009 Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, served on the USGBC Board from 2002-2010 and was Founding Chair of the LEED for Healthcare committee (2004-2008). Ms. Vittori is currently on the Green Building Certification Institute Board of Directors, and is Convener and a Co-Coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care.
In her hometown of Austin, she has been a driver of policy initiatives that have fundamentally influenced the city’s future. In 1989, she proposed the conceptual framework for what evolved as the City of Austin’s Green Builder Program, the only U.S. program recognized at the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and the first green building program in the world. With Pliny Fisk, she oversaw the program’s early stage development through 1992. She also collaborates on a spectrum of influential sustainability initiatives in Austin including the 1.1 million square foot mixed use Block 21 project, the 709-acre Mueller Redevelopment Project including LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot Certification, and the new Austin Federal Courthouse and Austin Central Library. Ms. Vittori is co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, and is on the advisory boards of Environmental Building News and Natural Home magazine.
Ms. Vittori was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and was featured as an Innovator: Building a Greener World in TIME Magazine. She is married to Pliny Fisk III and has two children.
Ms. Vittori is a USGBC Faculty member. USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners. As USGBC Faculty, Ms. Vittori is authorized to teach the following instructor-led workshops:
- LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED
- LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies
- Healthcare 251: Understanding the LEED for Healthcare Rating System