Founding U.S. Green Building Council chief passes torch

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has completed a leadership transition with Mahesh Ramanujam succeeding President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continually develop and enhance USGBC’s capabilities and performance to ensure we deliver the future our founders envisioned—transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated so they enable a healthy and prosperous environment,” says Ramanujam, who continues as president of the Council’s LEED rating system administrator, Green Building Certification Inc. “Our work has had a tremendous impact on millions of people. USGBC is not just about buildings. It is about bold leadership to create business and community transformation while driving sustainability for all.”

“[Mahesh’s] strong business background, demonstrated track record and gift for inspiring the best in those around him make him the perfect CEO for USGBC at this time. His global vision and strategic approach give all of us great confidence that he will guide the organization to much success in the coming years,” adds Fedrizzi, who has shifted to the WELL Building Institute as chairman and chief executive officer.