LEED Fellows are best-of-the-best in green building design, engineering and development

Paladino and Company announces that Executive Technical Director Brad Pease, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been named a 2015 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 35 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED Professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green building community at large. The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals and it is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI.

“Brad Pease is a remarkable individual who has long been a leader in the green building movement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO, GBCI and CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “His expertise and excitement motivates all of us to continue to look ahead to what’s next and to continue the innovation that has been the hallmark of our movement. Sharing his passion, knowledge and commitment, Brad anchors both the past and the future of our movement.”

2015 LEED Fellow

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow evaluation committee.

“I am honored to be recognized among this class of LEED Fellows who have proven their dedication to sustainability and commitment to the industry,” said Pease. “This honor was made possible by the support and commendation of my peers, and I eagerly accept the role to be a leader in green building and continue to advocate for sustainability.”

Pease has dedicated 12 years to the sustainable building industry, including work on over 100 LEED certified projects. He plays an integral role in the firm’s long-term relationship with the USGBC, managing Paladino’s role as technical editor and author on the LEED v4 Reference Guides and helping USGBC develop their LEED Portfolio Program. He currently serves on USGBC’s 2015 LEED Integrative Process Working Group and was previously an elected member of the LEED Implementation Advisory Committee. While instrumental on many high profile Paladino projects, he led Paladino’s work on the Tower at PNC Plaza, the greenest high-rise office tower in the world, which recently achieved LEED Platinum certification.

The 2015 LEED Fellows will be recognized in Washington, DC at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which is being held Nov.18-20, 2015. The nomination period for the 2016 LEED Fellows class will open in January. For more information about the LEED Fellow, visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow.

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