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BAC Instructor Kath Williams named LEED Fellow

by The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

Dr. Kath Williams, LEED AP BD+C

Dr. Kath Williams, LEED AP BD+C

LEED Fellows represent green building industry's most accomplished professionals. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) revealed the 2011 class of LEED Fellows on September 7, 2011. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Thirty-four of the world's most distinguished green building professionals were selected to be 2011 LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Among other requirements, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of green building experience and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential.

"We are thrilled to bestow the LEED Fellow designation upon these highly accomplished individuals," said Peter Templeton, president, GBCI. "The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment."

One of the 2011 LEED Fellows, Dr. Kath Williams, teaches Global Perspectives on Sustainable Design in the Sustainable Design Institute at the Boston Architectural College.

Drawing on her experiences as assistant to the vice president of research at Montana State University (MSU), executive director of MSU's Green Building project, president of the World Green Building Council, and vice chair of the US Green Building Council, Dr. Kath was involved in the development of green building councils and rating systems throughout the world. She is a strong advocate for "adaptation" rather than "adoption" as different countries consider their green building rating systems. In addition, Dr. Kath is known for her work on LEED-Platinum projects in India, Taiwan Semiconductor's LEED-Gold fabrication plant, and the recently awarded LEED-Gold Air Force Weather Agency data center in Omaha. She was honored to be named the first Fulbright Senior Specialist in Sustainability and to lead the team that produced the U.S. State Department's Green Guide for Operations and Maintenance for all embassies and consulates worldwide. Since 1999, Kath Williams + Associates has provided sustainable education projects and LEED support for such clients as EPA/DOE Labs21, Yellowstone National Park, and Tishman-Speyer. 

The Boston Architectural College congratulates Dr. Kath on this well earned recognition.

The 2011 LEED Fellows will be recognized in Toronto at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from October 4-7, 2011. The nomination period for the 2012 LEED Fellow class will open January 4, 2012. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit www.gbci.org/fellow.

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