Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group and founder and CEO of Green Badger LLC. has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors a LEED professional is able to receive: LEED Fellow by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). This honor is awarded to less than 50 LEED professionals annually in recognition of important contributions to the green building movement.(48 honorees in 2014)
“The LEED Fellow is the most prestigious designation awarded by GBCI. This designation honors outstanding professionals who have demonstrated mastery-level technical knowledge and skill; exceptional leadership in the green building community; a history of sharing best practices through teaching, mentoring, or research; and an ongoing commitment to service and advocacy for green building and sustainability. As a LEED Fellow, you will serve as an ambassador, applying your knowledge and experience to advancing the vision of green building for all within this generation.”(Quote, Mahesh Ramanujam President, Green Building Certification Institute). www.gbci.org
“The 2014 LEED Fellows are utilizing their extensive knowledge and experience in green building to engage their colleagues, clients and communities to create a better built environment throughout the world,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We recognize Tommy Linstroth’s commitment to LEED and celebrate his individual achievements.”
Mr. Linstroth has demonstrated expertise in green building over the past ten years, helping certify over 65 LEED projects, as well as starting and heading the local USGBC Savannah and Georgia chapters. 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 and supported by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
Mr. Linstroth and the 2014 Class of LEED Fellows will be recognized at the Leadership Awards Luncheon on
Thursday October 23, 2014 during the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA.
“I am extremely honored to have received this recognition for my work and my contributions to the LEED movement,” said Tommy Linstroth upon notification of the news. “While it is extremely gratifying to receive this award, it is also an accomplishment of so many people I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with over the past decade – I’m just happy to have had an opportunity to contribute.”