Jeremy Knoll Selected as 2019 LEED Fellow

Kansas City, Mo (October 22, 2019) -- BNIM announces that Jeremy Knoll, AIA, has been named a 2019 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Knoll joins 29 other LEED Fellows who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

“People have always been at the heart of green buildings and this year’s LEED Fellows represent an important group of professionals who play a vital role in shaping the future of our work,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO GBCI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “These Fellows have used LEED to deliver on key sustainability goals that have the power to improve lives and create healthier buildings and communities for us all to enjoy. Their work has contributed to the continued growth of LEED and green buildings around the world and we’re stronger because of their dedication and commitment to a better future.”

Building on BNIM’s legacy of thought leadership in sustainable design, Knoll has emerged as one of the leaders working to guide and advance the firm’s efforts. Recently Knoll served as a key contributor to BNIM’s 2020 Sustainability Action Plan, an aspirational strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap for the firm’s sustainable initiatives into the next decade.

“I can think of few people in our industry who are as deserving of this recognition as Jeremy,” said BNIM President Steve McDowell. “He has that level of passion, drive, and commitment to sustainable design that can only result in positive change. He is determined to transform the way we design and construct buildings.”

Outside of BNIM, Jeremy serves as a volunteer leader nationally, regionally, and locally for both the US Green Building Council and the not-for-profit organization he co-founded, Historic Green.

LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI. The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impacts with LEED in key mastery elements related to technical knowledge and skill; a history of exemplary leadership in LEED; significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, or research with proven outcomes; and a history of highly impactful commitment, service, and advocacy for LEED.

The 2019 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo during the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the LEED-certified Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the USGBC and GBCI websites for more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing.

ABOUT GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION INC.
(GBCI) GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. gbci.org.

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