WASHINGTON – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the appointment of Scot Horst to the position of senior vice president, LEED, a new position in the organization. The appointment is effective April 1.

“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 said Horst is 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 Intl, 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. As a LEED Accredited Professional he has worked on over 70 LEED projects. He has been a LEED faculty member, a LEED reference guide author and chair of the PVC Task Force of the Technical Science and Advisory Committee.

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