Summer 2009
Industry News

Business Briefs: USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has appointed Scot Horst to the position of senior vice president, LEED, a new position in the organization.

“Scot‘s visionary leadership has been much in evidence in his role as chair of the LEED Steering Committee these past three years,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC and board chair, GBCI. “The evolution of LEED under his watch culminates with the launch of LEED v3, which sets a new benchmark for high-performance buildings. His transition to a full-time senior staff position in the organization underscores our intent to continue LEED’s upward momentum as the market’s tool of choice for advancing green building.”

Fedrizzi noted that Horst is widely recognized as a leader in the sustainable design movement as a partner in 7group, a green building consultancy and as president of the Athena Institute International where he has been involved with a broad range of work related to Life Cycle Assessment. During his LEED Steering Committee chairmanship, Horst has overseen the development of LEED for Core and Shell, LEED for Schools, Revisions to LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Homes, LEED for Healthcare and LEED 2009. MD