2022 class of LEED Fellows announced

CAGBC member and volunteer among those honoured

CAGBC Staff on September 21, 2022

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), recently announced the 2022 class of LEED Fellows. They recognized 20 professionals from around the world for their mastery of LEED, globally the most widely used green building rating system. Among the honourees were Guillaume Martel of Provencher_Roy Architectes.

Martel is well-known in Canadian architecture and a recognized sustainability expert. He has generously given his time and talent to CAGBC. He has sat on the LEED Canada Steering Committee and in 2019, Martel’s expertise and generosity was recognized with the Ed Lim – Technical Leadership Award, which is presented to individuals who dedicated considerable time and expertise in an advisory capacity to advance green building in Canada. Currently, Martel serves as Chairman of the Material and Resources Technical Advisory Group and sits on the LEED Canada Steering Committee.

“CAGBC would like to congratulate Guillaume Martel, Provencher Roy Architectes, being named a LEED Fellow by the US Green Building Council. Considered to be the highest level of green building accreditation and expertise, professionals like Guillaume are critical in designing green buildings that perform to deliver environmental benefits over their lifecycle,” says Thomas Mueller, CAGBC President & CEO. “This has never been more important as our natural environment and our climate are under increased pressure from development and consumption.”      

LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers but must possess at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact with LEED. Nominees undergo an extensive review of their portfolios by an Evaluation Committee. The committee then presents its recommended slate to the GBCI Board of Directors for approval. LEED Fellow designation is the highest recognition achievable for a LEED professional in the green building industry, recognizing outstanding accomplishments and marking a career high point.

“Behind every green building project are dedicated professionals who are committed to creating more sustainable and healthy buildings and communities. The LEED Fellows program is aimed and recognizing those individuals and their achievements in the built environment,” said Peter Templeton, interim president & CEO, USGBC and GBCI. “This year’s class of LEED Fellows represents a group of bold and innovative leaders who have made a lasting, positive impact on their communities through their impressive career achievements.”

CAGBC congratulates Mr. Martel and the whole 2022 Class of LEED Fellows:

  • John Ambert, DPR Construction
  • Diego Bello, Green Loop LLC
  • Myrrh Caplan, Skanska
  • Carlotta Cocco, R2M Solution
  • Andrea Fornasiero, Manens-Tifs SpA
  • Bonita Tice Gray, Method Architecture
  • James Hambright, Fluor Enterprises
  • Walter Kanzler, University of California, San Diego
  • Guillaume Martel, Provencher_Roy Architectes inc.
  • Camila Faccioni Mendes Nagay, Athie Wohnrath
  • Pia Ohrling, Piacon
  • Cesar Ruiz, Setri Sustentabilidad SAS
  • S. Cady Seabaugh, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
  • Benjamin Shepherd, Atelier Ten
  • Brittany Storm, MAPEI Corporation
  • Jose Ramon Tagle, The Beck Group
  • Alvin Tejada, APTCS Group
  • Natalie Terrill, The Beck Group
  • Francine Vaz, Seed Solution
  • Cemil Yaman, ERKE Sustainable Building Design Consultancy

The 2022 LEED Fellows will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 1 during the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impacts 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. Nominees must hold an active LEED AP with specialty credentials, among other requirements.

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