Erin Emery Hartz

LEED Fellows represent green building industry's most accomplished professionals

Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2011) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) today revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Thirty-four of the world's most distinguished green building professionals were selected to be LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Among other requirements, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of green building experience and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential.

"We are thrilled to bestow the LEED Fellow designation upon these highly accomplished individuals," said Peter Templeton, president, GBCI. "The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment."

The 2011 LEED Fellows are:

Alan Scott, Green Building Services
Alicia Ravetto, Alicia Ravetto Architect
Anthony Bernheim, AECOM
Chris Schaffner, The Green Engineer, LLP
Christopher J. Webb, Chris Webb & Associates, Inc.
Dagmar B. Epsten, The Epsten Group, Inc.
Dan Nall, WSP Flack + Kurtz
Dan Young Dixon, Opus AE Group, Inc.
Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Helen J. Kessler, HJKessler Associates
Jerry Yudelson,Yudelson Associates
Jim Ogden, 3QC Inc.
Jim Weiner, Collaborative Project Consulting
John Boecker, 7group
Kath Williams, Kath Williams + Associates
Kathleen Smith, Davis Langdon, An AECOM Company
Ken Wilson, Envision
Kim Shinn, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Kris Callori, Environmental Dynamics, Inc.
Lidia Berger, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Lois Vitt Sale, Wight & Co.
Malcolm Lewis, CTG Energetics, Inc.
Marcus B. Sheffer, 7group
Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies
Michaella Wittmann, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Michelle Halle Stern, Perkins+Will
Nellie Reid, Gensler
Paul Marmion, Stantec
Prasad Vaidya, The Weidt Group
Rick Carter, LHB Engineers & Architects
Rob Bolin, Syska Hennessy Group
Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Stephen Carpenter, Enermodal Engineering
Tom Liebel, Marks, Thomas Architects

The LEED Fellows will be recognized in Toronto at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from October 4-7, 2011. The nomination period for the 2012 LEED Fellow class will open January 4, 2012. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit

About GBCI
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) provides third-party confirmation that specific criteria related to LEED building certification and LEED professional credentialing have been met. Early in 2009, GBCI assumed responsibility for administering the LEED building certification program for the more than 36,000 commercial projects seeking third-party verification of compliance with the industry's leading green building rating system. For more information, please visit