Fedrizzi joins International WELL Building Institute as CEO and chairman
Rick Fedrizzi, US Green Building Council (USGBC) chief executive officer and founding chairman, is joining the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as CEO and chairman.
Fedrizzi immediately assumes the position of IWBI chairman and takes over as CEO in November, when he will step back from USGBC.
IWBI founder Paul Scialla says: “As we continue to grow and expand the adoption of both the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) program globally, we enthusiastically welcome Rick Fedrizzi into this leadership role to help lead IWBI to new heights. I can’t think of a person better suited to lead this process than Rick. His management experience and global vision will be huge assets to IWBI, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him.”
IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard (WELL), an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well being.
Fedrizzi says he is excited about the opportunity to take on a leadership role with IWBI and building upon the work he has been doing at USGBC.
“Our buildings and communities should help humans thrive. Sustainability plus health is a powerful lens through which to view the world, and WELL has approached this goal in a similar way to how we developed the LEED green building program,” Fedrizzi says.
WELL works seamlessly with LEED in order to promote both environmental sustainability and human health. “Leveraging the strengths of both USGBC and IWBI will advance a much needed change in the improvement of the wellness and quality of life of our families, friends and colleagues through a healthier, more sustainable built environment,” adds Fedrizzi.
Fedrizzi co-founded USGBC while he was environmental marketing director at United Technologies Corporation. He has served as USGBC’s CEO since 2004, and during the past decade, has led USGBC’s efforts to establish green buildings as a global mainstream movement.
During his 12 years as CEO, he has championed the idea of improving the world’s building stock in ways that improve the health, safety and well being of the people who occupy them, and has been a force for driving collaboration across the built environment continuum.