Honoring the 2016 Leadership Award Recipients, part II | U.S. Green Building Council
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Watch video interviews with some of our 2016 Leadership Award recipients at Greenbuild 2016.

This is the second installment highlighting the recipients of the 2016 USGBC Leadership Awards. 

USGBC recently honored the recipients of the 2016 Leadership Awards at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles. An annual event, the awards recognize the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. Individually and collectively, this year’s recipients have inspired and driven green building and sustainable policy and practice through their contributions across government, nonprofit, industry, retail and residential sectors.

David Gottfried: Taking the vision of green building to new levels [video]

David Gottfried is perhaps best known as the co-founder of USGBC and founder of the World Green Building Council. He was instrumental in the creation of LEED and continues to be one of the foremost leaders in the green building movement. His personal and professional journey to bring about greater realization of how each of us impacts our environment, and how our environment impacts us, has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

William McDonough: Sustainable design from the molecular to global scale [video]

William McDonough is a world-renowned architect and thought leader on sustainable development; the co-creator of the Cradle-to-Cradle Certified products program, a global standard for safe, healthy and sustainable products; and a global leader in the green building movement. As the chief executive of McDonough Innovation, he strives to create physical spaces that enhancing the human experience while eliminating impact on the environment. 

Michelle Moore: Making the business case for doing the right thing [video]

Michelle Moore is the CEO of Groundswell and was honored as a longtime leader in the green building movement. She previously served as a senior executive at USGBC, shaping the voice of the organization in addition to the LEED brand and green building policies. Moore also served as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer within the Obama administration, where she developed and launched the Better Buildings Challenge, now the premier green building program of the Department of Energy. 

John Picard: Charting steps toward the next big solution for sustainable design [video]

John Picard is a founding member of USGBC and the founder and CEO of John Picard & Associates. He was honored for his decades of work in defining what sustainable American business means. Over the course of his career, he has provided a framework of environmentally responsible practices through his work with business giants Ray Anderson and Don Fisher. He continues to be steadfast supporter of green building the world over as a technologist and environmental consultant. 

Learn about more Leadership Award recipients