WASHINGTON, DC — Oct. 24, 2011 — Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.
Part of Fedrizzi's plan as WorldGBC chair is to raise the global awareness of the WorldGBC while at same time advancing the voice of each country and region. "We will invite diverse multinational stakeholders to support WorldGBC and to have a voice in its development," says Fedrizzi, who noted that he wants to be able to grow, mentor and nurture the individual green building councils across the globe.
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.
For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.