With 37 years of experience as an architect, John Albrecht has been a
driving force for sustainability in Chicago since 2002. John is a
founding member of the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and
was the City of Chicago’s first LEED AP. He coordinated numerous green
building initiatives for the City including Mayor Daley’s Green Building
Management Team, the Green Building Task Force, the Green Urban Design
Committee, the City’s LEED Pilot Program, and was instrumental in
developing the City’s Environmental Action Agenda.
John also has represented the Illinois Chapter on US Green Building
Council’s Heartland Regional Committee (HRC) since 2013. As the Illinois Chapter representative on the and co-chair of the HRC, he also contributed to the LEED 2009 and v4 rating system development on the task force that defined the Regional Priority Credits
(RPCs) for Illinois.
John is a registered architect in Illinois and Minnesota and a member of the
American Institute of Architects (AIA). He holds a National Council of
Architectural Registration Board Certification and is a LEED Accredited
Professional in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), Commercial
Interiors (LEED AP CI) and Existing Buildings and Operations and Management
(LEED AP O+M), and has been the Project Team Administrator on over 40 LEED
projects and a team member on another 60+ projects.