USGBC's 2020 Vision Uses LEED To Further Global Connectedness

In early November, 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Mahesh Ramanujam would take over as the new president and CEO. Ramanujam was presiding as the COO at the time, and would take the reins from Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s founding chair, who had previously announced plans to leave the organization toward the end of 2016.

Mahesh Ramanujam released the following statement:

As I get settled into my new role as president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue serving this dynamic and impressive organization of ours. Since joining the USGBC team more than seven years ago, I have felt enormously appreciative not only to work closely with Rick Fedrizzi in executing his vision for LEED, but to be in a position that allows me to give back to others and to serve the critical mission of our organization.

Every single day, I wake up invigorated by the spirit and strength of our work. And in this next chapter, I pledge to further modernize and enhance USGBC and GBCI’s capabilities, while striving every day to bring more people into our global movement, to widen our sphere of influence, and to innovate beyond our wildest dreams.

Now is the time to show leadership by bringing people together and by focusing on what unites us, rather than what divides us.

With great optimism for the future, I would like to share my 2020 vision for USGBC.

USGBC's vision for 2020
By combining USGBC’s collective, community-wide creativity and spirit of innovation and our wide range of resources, we will provide best-in-class products, services and programs to the global green building industry with the goal of furthering sustainable building practices across the world with purpose-driven speed.

This requires a digital USGBC. We will continue to invest the necessary resources to develop platforms and technologies that will disrupt the market and offer superior convenience, insight and benchmarking to our customers and the green building community at large. Our continued focus will be to establish ourselves as the number one leader of market transformation and customer experience.

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