The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Thirty-four of the world's most distinguished green building professionals were selected to be LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Among other requirements, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of green building experience and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential.

"We are thrilled to bestow the LEED Fellow designation upon these highly accomplished individuals," said Peter Templeton, president, GBCI. "The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment."

The 2011 LEED Fellows are:
Alan Scott, Green Building Services

Alicia Ravetto, Alicia Ravetto Architect

Anthony Bernheim, AECOM

Chris Schaffner, The Green Engineer, LLP

Christopher J. Webb, Chris Webb & Associates, Inc.

Dagmar B. Epsten, The Epsten Group, Inc. 

Dan Nall, WSP Flack + Kurtz 

Dan Young Dixon, Opus AE Group, Inc.

Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Helen J. Kessler, HJKessler Associates

Jerry Yudelson,Yudelson Associates

Jim Ogden, 3QC Inc.

Jim Weiner, Collaborative Project Consulting

John Boecker, 7group

Kath Williams, Kath Williams + Associates

Kathleen Smith, EcoSmith Architecture & Consulting, LLC

Ken Wilson, Envision

Kim Shinn, TLC Engineering for Architecture

Kris Callori, Environmental Dynamics, Inc. 

Lidia Berger, HDR Architecture, Inc.

Lois Vitt Sale, Wight & Co.

Malcolm Lewis, CTG Energetics, Inc.

Marcus B. Sheffer, 7group

Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies

Michaella Wittmann, HDR Architecture, Inc. 

Michelle Halle Stern, Perkins+Will

Nellie Reid, Gensler

Paul Marmion, Stantec

Prasad Vaidya, The Weidt Group 

Rick Carter, LHB Engineers & Architects

Rob Bolin, Syska Hennessy Group

Sandra Leibowitz, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC

Stephen Carpenter, Enermodal Engineering

Tom Liebel, Marks, Thomas Architects

The LEED Fellows will be recognized in Toronto at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from October 4-7, 2011. The nomination period for the 2012 LEED Fellow class will open January 4, 2012. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit