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U.S. Green Building Council Announces
 2015 Board Members


Dec. 17, 2014
The USGBC’s board includes elected and appointed directors who serve terms of three years and two years, respectively.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced its 2015 board of directors.



Elected to serve as director for a three-year term effective Jan. 1 were:

  • Stephen Bushnell, Stephen Bushnell + Associates, Insurance seat (incumbent).
  • Linda Chipperfield, Green Seal Inc., Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat (newly elected)

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  • Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries, Product Manufacturer seat (newly elected).
  • Denise Grabowski, Symbioscity, Urban/Regional Planner seat (newly elected)

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  • Christopher Schaffner, The Green Engineer Inc., Sustainable Practice Leader, Engineer seat (newly elected)

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The following were appointed to serve as director for a two-year term:


  • Mark James, Urban Green LLC, Sustainable Community Leader seat (formerly the Green Affordable Housing seat)
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  • Vance Voss, Principal Real Estate Investors, Commercial Real Estate Executive Leadership seat (newly appointed).



The board elected Fiona Cousins, Arup, as chair-elect and Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group, as secretary. Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, will serve as chair, and George Bandy, Interface, will serve as immediate past chair. Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE LLC, will continue as treasurer. New terms will begin Jan. 1.

The complete 2015 USGBC board consists of:



Officers:



  • Marge Anderson, Energy Center of Wisconsin, chair.
  • George Bandy, Interface, immediate past chair.
  • Fiona Cousins, Arup, chair-elect

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  • Stuart Carron, ENERGIZE RE LLC, treasurer, Facility Management and Operations seat

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  • Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group, secretary, Sustainable Practice Leader, Architecture and Design seat

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  • Rick Fedrizzi, chief executive officer and founding chairman (ex officio)

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Directors:



  • Jeff Baer, Deutsche Bank, Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets seat

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  • Dan Burgoyne, State of California, Department of General Services, State and Local Government Agency Employee seat

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  • Stephen Bushnell, Stephen Bushnell + Associates, Insurance seat.
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Linda Chipperfield, Green Seal Inc., Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat

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  • Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries, Product Manufacturer seat

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  • Duygu Erten, TURKECO, International seat

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  • Mark Frankel, New Buildings Institute, Energy seat

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  • Denise Grabowksi, Symbioscity, Urban/Regional Planner seat.
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Davor Grgic, Kohler, Business to Consumer Leader seat.
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Mark James, Urban Green LLC, Sustainable Community Leader seat

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  • Sara O’Mara, Choate Construction Co., Constructor of Buildings seat

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  • Kenneth Potts, McGough Cos., Developer/Real Estate Services seat

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  • John Quale, University of Virginia, Educator (post-secondary) seat.
  • Gerrit Reinders, Telkonet, Technology seat.
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Christopher Schaffner, The Green Engineer Inc., Sustainable Practice Leader, Engineer seat.
  • Kevin Stack, Northeast Natural Homes, Residential Construction seat

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  • Vance Voss, Principal Real Estate Investors, Commercial Real Estate Executive Leader seat.



To learn more about the board, go to https://new.usgbc.org/about/board-of-directors

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