By Grey Lee

We are proud to announce that two heroes of the USGBC MA Chapter have been honored as LEED Fellows in 2013. 
Congratulations to Leo Roy of VHB and John Dalzell of the BRA. Leo most notably worked heroically to bring Greenbuild to Boston in 2008 and is piloting LEED volume certification processes. John is a stalwart supporter of the MA Chapter and has helped guide to fruition our PACE Finance Forum and many other programs.

The LEED Fellows program recognizes exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as significant achievements within a growing community of LEED Professionals.

The two new LEED Fellows join existing members with the distinction of Chris Schaffner of the Green Engineer and Steve Benz of OLIN.
More professional bio info on Leo and John:

Leo Roy: Roy has more than 30 years of experience, has led several sustainability-oriented committees within Vanasse, Hangen, Brustlin (VHB), and is directing the LEED EBOM certification process for the firm’s Watertown headquarters.  He has worked on such exemplary projects in the past such as an award-winning waterfront redevelopment project for Columbia Point neighborhood in Boston— one of the first municipal planning projects in the country to encourage rooftop solar and/or roof gardens— and the development of USGBC’s Roadmap to a Green Campus. Another project he worked on was helping to develop the USGBC LEED Retail rating system and participated on the Market Sector Committee for Retail.  Leo Roy actively promotes sustainable development and manages projects and programs in green building, ecosystem restoration, waste management, and renewable energy systems. Roy earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Harvard University.

John Dalzell: At the Boston’s planning and economic development agency (BRA), Dalzell leads Green Building and Sustainable Development initiatives such as public and internal sustainable development as well as green building policy development; these included the January 2007 enactment of Boston’s Green Building Zoning regulations, which made Boston the first major city to require private developers to build green for LEED standards. Dalzell represents the BRA on the city’s Inter-Agency Green Building Committee, organizes staff green building trainings, and provides sustainability and green building guidance to internal project planning and review teams. Additionally, Dalzell focuses city resources on sustainable development through community-based area, district-planning initiatives, and programs in Boston’s neighborhoods.

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