Rick Fedrizzi

April 24, 2018

7:30 PM, Hendricks Chapel

Fedrizzi’s visit is co-sponsored by the Whitman School of Management, with media sponsor WAER.

Rick Fedrizzi G’87 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 more than 100 million square feet registered and certified in over 30 countries, IWBI’s evidence-based WELL Building Standard is the premier system for measuring and monitoring real estate features that impact health and well-being and third-party certifying their successful achievement.

Fedrizzi 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, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, became the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

He co-founded USGBC while serving as the environmental marketing officer at UTC’s Carrier Corp., where he served for more than 25 years.

A Syracuse native, Fedrizzi received an M.B.A. from Syracuse University in 1987 and was recipient of an Arents Award for Excellence in Sustainability Innovation in 2011.

He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; View, Inc.; and Global Green.

His book “Greenthink: How Profit Can Save the Planet” (Disruption Books, 2015) won a prestigious EPPY award for Public Affairs in 2015.