Rick Fedrizzi was given the Olmstead Medal for his commitment to environmental leadership.
Fedrizzi, the U.S. Green Building Council’s president, CEO and founder, has
been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
was given the Olmstead Medal for his commitment to environmental leadership.
"Rick Fedrizzi's leadership and innovation has almost single-handedly
transformed the design and construction industry," said the ASLA’s executive
vice president and CEO, Nancy Somerville. "Through the founding of USGBC,
development of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system
and support of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, he truly lives up to the
landscape architects' mission of achieving a balance between the built and
Fedrizzi said he appreciates the award.
"ASLA and USGBC stand shoulder to shoulder in making sure the
sustainable buildings and communities that we are advancing add quality to our
lives, connect us to nature and to each other," he said. "It is an
honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization, and amongst so many
visionary leaders in the sustainability movement."