SOURCE: Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative

July 10, 2013 19:53 ET

Green Building Initiative Elects Six New Board Members

Cross Section of Industry Experts Help Govern Building Sustainability Organization

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI) announced today that it has made six new appointments to its Board of Directors. Individuals were selected for their expertise and for their ability to ensure that the Board continues to reflect the community GBI serves when assessing and certifying buildings for environmental sustainability. 

The appointment of the six new members is the result of a qualifying vote from the GBI's Nominating Committee and ratification by the full Board of Directors. "I am very pleased to welcome these new members to our Board at what is a very exciting and shaping time for the organization," says GBI Chairman Ray Tonjes. "It is critical that at the same time we are rolling out updated products like the Green Globes for New Construction and Green Globes for Existing Building programs that we draw upon the expertise of our Board who are building owners, designers, marketers, manufacturers of green products or who represent companies that are expert users of the Green Globes tools. With an exceptionally strong management team and a diverse Board with a wealth of industry expertise, I am confident that the GBI is aligned to help the ever-evolving sustainable marketplace respond to an era of change."

New Board Members:

  • Tim Atkinson - Vice President of Sales for Stimson Lumber.

  • Stephen Del Percio - URS legal counsel with the engineering, construction, planning and design industries for the Infrastructure and Environment Division.

  • Gordon Gill - Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

  • Mark Kuntz - Vice President of Marketing and Engineered Solutions for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating.

  • Kathy Loftus - Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management for Whole Foods Market.

  • Dave Wallace - Director eBusiness and Sustainability for xpedx.

Board Replacements:

  • Joan Fitzmaurice - Vice President of Communications, Sustainability and Audit at Plum Creek replaces Kat Sims.

  • Michelle Halle - Director of Code and Regulatory Management for JELD-WEN, Inc. replaces Ron Saxton.

The Green Building Initiative is a nonprofit organization and ANSI Standards Developer dedicated to accelerating the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches.
Founded in 2004, the organization is the U.S. provider of the Green Globes® and Guiding Principles Compliance building certification programs.

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