October 21, 2015
Managing Principal and Cofounder of evolveEA, Marc Mondor, AIA / LEED Faculty, 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.
“Marc 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, Marc anchors both the past and the future of our movement.”
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.
“It’s extremely rewarding to be recognized by my very noteworthy peers for simply doing what I do every day — advocating for sustainability and progress,” said Marc regarding GBCI’s decision. Marc takes pride in seeing the potential for design and sustainability innovation where others do not, and he has been an influential voice in sustainability since the early 1990s. At evolveEA, Marc works with greening design and construction projects in order to leverage organizational and operational sustainability while raising awareness within all who will listen. His consulting work has led to many notable and innovative firsts, including the first LEED certified project in Africa, the oldest LEED EB certified project (1869) and the first LEED certified supermarket. Since 2006, Marc has taught nearly one hundred workshops nationally to thousands of attendees. He is also helping to change his region by serving as Chair of AIA Pennsylvania’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), as well as serving on other boards. Marc received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and studied sustainable design in Scandinavia.
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. In addition, Marc will be teaching a session called “The Integrated Design Process as Key to LEED V4 and Living Building Challenge Certification (LD01)” at the conference. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow.