St. Petersburg, FL (September 22, 2015) — The US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host its sixth annual LEEDership Awards on October 21, 2014, at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg Campus’ University Student Center, a LEED Gold Certified complex.
This year’s keynote and master of ceremonies will be Mickey Jacobs, Executive Vice President of BDG Architects and former President of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Jacobs is known for significant projects in the Tampa Bay area, including include the Epicurean Hotel, Grand Central on Kennedy, and Lykes Lines Corporate Headquarters. Alexis Muellner, Editor of The Tampa Bay Business Journal, will emcee the event.
The LEEDership Awards program is the nonprofit organization’s annual recognition event for the outstanding green building projects, forward-thinking businesses and governments, innovative design teams, and instrumental Chapter members who have displayed green building and sustainable development leadership on the Gulf Coast of Florida through their practices or use of the LEED certification — the leading international third-party green-building certification. The Chapter is now accepting awards submissions through September 28 for the LEEDership Awards competition (visit http://usgbc-fgc.org/LEEDerAwards and click on Call For Entries).
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The Chair of the Chapter, Lacey Willard of CBRE, offered, “At the core of our nonprofit’s mission, we transform markets through education, awareness and policy advancement. The positive change we set out to construct in our community is precisely evident in the first-class green leaders and healthy, high-performing, resilient buildings we will recognize at this year’s LEEDership Awards. Notably, this year’s class of award recipients will be recognized as exemplary among nearly 60 million square feet of LEED Certified projects in our region.”
The LEEDership program is always THE networking (we call it GREENworking) event of the year for those interested in creating innovative and responsible buildings and places in the Gulf Coast region, including the greater construction and real estate communities. More than 150 green building practitioners, professionals and Chapter members are expected to attend the event, which includes a networking/cocktail hour, a seated dinner, and the awards ceremony. Businesses that believe wholeheartedly in the USGBC’s mission are invited to pledge support for this event, with more information available at the Chapter’s website — www.usgbc-fgc.org/LEEDerAwards. Tickets and tables are also available at that link.
About the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter — Celebrating more than 10 years of sustainable built environment impact, the mission of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the USGBC is to lead the region toward sustainability by encouraging and advancing environmentally friendly knowledge and values as they pertain to the built environment and its relationship and impact on nature and human kind. The Chapter hosts regular educational opportunities, building tours, seminars, networking events, and other programs to expand green building knowledge, practice and success on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Learn more by visiting www.usgbc-fgc.org. or reaching out to the Chapter’s Executive Director, Lee Cooke — email@example.com or 561-373-7367