By USGBCMA Communications, More Green Buildings!

After co-founding USGBC and serving as its CEO, Rick Fedrizzi will be stepping down and joining the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as Chairman of its Board of Directors. He will assume the CEO role on November 4.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to take on a leadership role with IWBI and build upon the work we’ve been doing at USGBC,” said Fedrizzi, who announced last summer his plans to leave the organization that he co-founded in 1993. “Our buildings and communities should help humans thrive. Sustainability plus health is a powerful lens through which to view the world, and WELL has approached this goal in a similar way to how we developed the LEED green building program.”

IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.

“As we continue to grow and expand the adoption of both the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) program globally, we enthusiastically welcome Rick Fedrizzi into this leadership role to help lead IWBI to new heights,” said IWBI Founder Paul Scialla. “I can’t think of a person better suited to lead this process than Rick. His management experience and global vision will be huge assets to IWBI, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him.”

USGBC's board announced last September that Mahesh Ramanujam would succeed Fedrizzi as CEO of USGBC and GBCI. As Fedrizzi writes, “He is a remarkable leader, with a great mind and huge heart. He and I have already seamlessly transitioned the vast majority of my responsibilities, and he has done an amazing job absorbing the many and various roles required of the CEO of these organizations.”

WELL is a close partner of GBCI, so although Fedrizzi is officially stepping away from USGBC and GBCI, he will still be working towards the same goals.

Read the IWBI's press release here:…

Read Rick Fedrizzi's farewell letter here:…

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