AREN Lecture Series: The Second Wave of People and Planet Sustainability

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


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Rick Fedrizzi will present information about his work over the past 25 years with the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED where he focused on energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction. Currently, Rick works with the International WELL Building Institute specializing in advancing and enhancing the health and wellness of people by making and using buildings and communities to intentionally improve human health. He will be sharing stories of his success and research over his long career. 


Rick Fedrizzi

Chairman & CEO

International WELL Building Institute

Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council


Rick Fedrizzi joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as chairman and CEO in Nov. 2016, bringing his global environmental track record and keen business insight to IWBI’s work to advance human health through better buildings and communities.  With over 280 million square feet registered and certified in over 48 countries, IWBI’s evidence-based WELL Building Standard is the premier system for advancing, measuring and monitoring real estate features that help people thrive, what Rick describes as the “second wave” of sustainability. 

Rick is also founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of both USGBC and of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), nonprofit organizations that promote high-performing buildings and communities.  During his tenure, LEED became the world’s most widely used green building rating system.


The lecture will be on Thursday, March 14th at 5:00 pm via Skype in the Kaven Hall 116. Light Refreshment will be served. 


This is a promoted event for the Architectural Engineering Lecture Series