World Green Building Council Chair Kevin Hydes

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Hydes, outgoing chairman of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has been appointed Chair of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), a global, non–profit organization whose common goal is the sustainable transformation of the global property industry, according to Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. Hydes is vice president of buildings engineering and sector leader for sustainable design with Stantec. He is also a co-founder and former director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Hydes has focused on green design and advancing its cause for the past 15 years. His efforts led to the first LEED Gold-certified project in Canada, the first LEED-EB (Existing Building) Gold certified project in North America, and the successful completion of more than 30 LEED Certified projects and dozens more awaiting certification. He is also an honorary member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and is a registered professional engineer in Canada and the United States.

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