George Bandy | U.S. Green Building Council
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George Bandy

  • AP-Homes Certified
Atlanta, GA

George Bandy, Jr. serves as vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions. George is responsible for managing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability for Mohawk. He identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organization and its customers so that, together, they can demonstrate the type of sustainability leadership that will result in a brighter future for us all.

George is a highly sought after presenter on key topics such as the business of sustainability, biophilc design, social sustainability, circular economy, greening the supply chain, health and wellness in the built environment, and innovative smart design. Prior to joining Mohawk Group, George worked for Interface, where he most recently served as the flooring company’s vice president of sustainability, and was also a member of Interface’s Americas Sustainability Council.

Before working at Interface, Bandy was employed as the University Sustainability Officer for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the immediate past board chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and has also served on the board for Second Nature, a non-profit that champions for higher education institutions to make the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of learning.

When asked what truly sets Bandy apart, the sustainability industry’s most notable leaders point to his experience, charisma and depth of understanding:

“George Bandy is the consummate sustainability leader on every level you can name,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of USGBC. “As chair of the USGBC board of directors during a time of explosive growth and change, his amazing ability to lead others to consensus and action was so critical to advancing our work to create a healthier, more sustainable built environment. He deeply understands what needs to be done, and is brilliant in sharing with others why it matters in ways that are both inspirational and instructive, and we’re all better for it.”

“George Bandy is highly regarded for his thoughtful approach to sustainability,” said Jason McLennan, founder and chair of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). “He joins a strong team in place at Mohawk. The company has been a tremendous partner to the ILFI and an early adopter of our programs and ideals. George’s passion and leadership abilities will undoubtedly breathe new life into an already successful sustainability platform at Mohawk.”

Bandy received his bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College. Additionally, Bandy holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from the USGBC. He is a native of Opelika, Ala.