US Green Building Council President Chief Executive Officer and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi speaks at Global Green USA39s 18th Annual Millennium Awards at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel June 7 2014 in Santa Monica Calif Photo by Charley GallayGetty Images for Global Green USA

U.S. Green Building Council President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi speaks at Global Green USA's 18th Annual Millennium Awards at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel June 7, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green USA)

Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC CEO at end of 2016

USGBC Board Chair Marge Anderson said the Board already has set up a search committee so it can move quickly to fill the CEO position.

U.S. Green Building Council President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi speaks at Global Green USA's 18th Annual Millennium Awards at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel June 7, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green USA)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Rick Fedrizzi will not seek renewal of his contract as chief executive officer (CEO) at the end of 2016.

​Fedrizzi co-founded the USGBC 22 years ago and served as its volunteer founding chair the first six years. He was appointed president and CEO in 2003. In 2009, he also became CEO of the newly created Green Building Certification Institute.

USGBC Board Chair Marge Anderson said the Board already has set up a search committee so it can move quickly to fill the CEO position.

“I am looking forward to working with the Board to assure a successful transition for the new CEO come 2017,” Fedrizzi said.

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