At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in November 2013, USGBC recognized those who've shown outstanding dedication to the movement to green our built environment through the annual Leadership Awards.
Joel Ann Todd, chair of the LEED Steering Committee from 2009 through 2013, is the recipient of the Leadership in LEED Award. She has been involved in the green building movement for more than 20 years and is a longtime USGBC volunteer leader and advocate for LEED. Her guidance was integral to the development and passage of LEED v4, which officially launched at Greenbuild.
“Now that we have v4 launched, we can get to the really hard work of making sure it’s a success, so that people will want to use it — will want to keep coming back,” she said. “In the future, I’d love for what we think of now as LEED to become just the mainstream, and that a new LEED be pushing people to even more regenerative ways of thinking about buildings and communities.”