LEED Fellows are best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 16, 2017) – Rivion has announced that Al Skodowski, Principal, has been named a 2017 LEED Fellow by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 23 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED Professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED Fellows are recognized as the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI.

“We are honored and proud to have Al Skodowski as one of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of GBCI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “Al Skodowski has shown superb leadership as a green building advocate and has continued to help shift the norm of how the industry plans and builds sustainably. Al Skodowski’s work and credibility in the industry has been proven time and time again by his outstanding leadership in the green building movement, and motivates all of us to continue the charge forward in creating sustainable, healthy and connected communities through the built environment.

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, must have at least 10 years of exceptional impact in the green building industry, hold a LEED AP with specialty credential and undergo an extensive portfolio review, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow evaluation committee.

“Al has earned is place among this year’s class of LEED Fellows. Using LEED as the tip of the spear, he has had and continues to have the level of impact that has been instrumental into turning our ideas about green buildings into a movement. Most importantly, he has done all of this with grace and humility.” – Tate Walker, OPN Architects

The recipients will be honored at the 2017 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston . The nomination period for the 2018 LEED Fellows class will open in February 2018. For more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing, visit usgbc.org/credentials.

About Green Business Certification Inc.
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org.

About Rivion
Rivion is committed to improving building performance with energy and sustainability solutions that reduce operating costs, increase asset value and create healthy environments. Rivion’s experienced, dedicated team has a history of successful projects across the globe. A holistic approach enables the Rivion team to leverage their fundamental knowledge of buildings and building operations with the latest in energy and sustainability technologies and methods. This approach is designed to produce early and ongoing value for clients, making sure their assets run as efficiently and intelligently as possible. Visit www.rivion.com for more information.

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