The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced its 2019 class of 29 LEED fellows, an annual recognition of LEED professionals awarded by GBCI.

“People have always been at the heart of green buildings, and this year’s LEED Fellows represent an important group of professionals who play a vital role in shaping the future of our work,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO at GBCI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “These fellows have used LEED to deliver on key sustainability goals that have the power to improve lives and create healthier buildings and communities for us all to enjoy. Their work has contributed to the continued growth of LEED and green buildings around the world and we’re stronger because of their dedication and commitment to a better future.”

The LEED fellows are:

  • Adriana Petrella Hansen, CTE
  • Allison Cunningham, Ecoworks Studio
  • Amanda Atkinson, Holder Construction
  • Avneet Gujral, Sustainable Design Consulting
  • Caroline Havey, The Green Engineer
  • Dario Ibarguengoitia, IBALCA SA de CV
  • Diego Ibarra, EA Buildings
  • Eden Brukman, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Emre Ilicali, Altensis
  • Jeremy Knoll, BNIM Architects
  • Joel Stout, Thornton Tomasetti Inc.
  • Jonathan Weiss, Jacobs
  • Joseph Marfi, Turner Construction
  • Kim Lombard, AECOM
  • Kwok May Han Grace, Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Ltd.
  • Lauren Wallace, Epsten Group Inc.
  • Lindsey Perez, DLR Group
  • Lourdes Salinas, THREE Environmental Consulting
  • Michelle DeLora, SchenkelShultz
  • Noreen Richards, Verdacity
  • Paul Hutton, Cuningham Group Architecture
  • Qiang Zhang, KKECO
  • Ramana Koti, Lord Aeck Sargent, A Katerra Co.
  • Sandy Mendler, Mithun
  • Sarah Talkington, Austin Energy Green Building
  • Sue Clark, Tengbom
  • Tim Murray, EYP Architecture and Engineers
  • Wenmin Zhu, Das Daring Energy Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Yan Mei LV, CBRE

LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 years of impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI. The LEED fellows will be recognized at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo during the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wed., Nov. 20, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.