President, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Rick Fedrizzi has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries.
“I’ve watched in awe as the green building movement has grown on a global scale -- as people from widely different backgrounds, countries and industries have united under a common commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable world,” Fedrizzi said. “I’m humbled to be a part of this massive movement, and honored to serve the WorldGBC and its global members.”
As WorldGBC chair, Fedrizzi plans to raise global awareness of the WorldGBC while advancing the voice of each country.
Fedrizzi was named president and CEO of the USGBC in 2004, following 25 years as a Fortune 500 executive.
Founded in 1999, WorldGBC fosters and supports new and emerging green building councils by providing them with the tools and strategies to establish strong organizations and leadership positions in their countries.