LEED Fellows are LEED Professionals at the top of their fields in green building design, engineering and development
LMN Architects is pleased to announce that Kjell Anderson, has been named a 2018 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 25 LEED Fellows are exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community, and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
“We are honored and proud to have Kjell Anderson as one of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and GBCI. “The LEED Fellow designation recognizes people who have made significant contributions to LEED and the green building movement over the course of their careers. Anderson has demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a significant impact in moving USGBC’s mission forward. It is only because of leaders like Anderson that I know our vision of green buildings for all within this generation can become a reality.”
The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impact with LEED in key mastery elements related to technical knowledge and skill; a history of exemplary leadership in LEED; significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, or research with proven outcomes; and a history of highly impactful commitment, service, and advocacy for LEED.
LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.
The 2018 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which will be held Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Chicago. The nomination period for the 2019 LEED Fellows class will open early next year. Visit the USGBC and GBCI websites for more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing.
Kjell Anderson, AIA, Associate, Director of Sustainability
Kjell is an architect, author, and sustainability expert. As Director of Sustainability, he provides oversight to ensure that the firm’s work is at the leading edge of sustainable design. He is currently serving as an inaugural member of the AIA National Energy Leadership Group, tasked with broadly defining AIA’s energy goals and priorities. A frequent lecturer, Anderson has explored at the AIA National Conference, Greenbuild. He is the author of Design Energy Simulation for Architects (Routledge Press, 2014), and co-creator of the AIA+2030 Online Series, a five-part online series on building simulation, developed in association with BuildingGreen.com. In 2016, he received the Young Architect Award from the Seattle Chapter of the AIA. His industry leadership includes serving as the AIA Washington Council Political Director from 2011-2014, and co-chairing the AIA National Energy Education Working Group in 2014-2015. Anderson is a graduate of Washington State University and holds cSBA and LEED AP certifications.
About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org.