LEED Fellow Program Has Launched! Nominations open through Jan 7

GBCI’s new and most prestigious professional designation, the LEED Fellow, was recently unveiled. The LEED Fellow has been developed to honor and recognize distinguished LEED APs who have made a significant contribution to the field of green building and sustainability at a regional, national, or international level. The criteria for assessing potential LEED Fellows is based on five major dimensions of green building and sustainability that GBCI have identified to be mastery elements – Technical Proficiency, Education and Mentoring, Leadership, Commitment and Service, and Advocacy.

The LEED Fellow application process is a team effort between the nominator and nominee. Nominees for the LEED Fellow will be nominated by their peers. In the application process, the nominee and nominator will have multiple opportunities to document the nominee’s green building and sustainability knowledge, skills, and abilities in four of the five mastery elements.

The nomination period for the first class of LEED Fellows is open through January 7, 2011.

To be eligible, nominees must:
– Be a LEED AP for eight cumulative years and LEED AP with specialty Credential in good standing (The 2011 class will be from LEED APs who tested in 2001-2002 and have enrolled or tested to earn the LEED AP with specialty credential.)
– Document 10 years of green building experience
– Provide self attestation on contributing to a LEED Certified Project experience
– Agree to be nominee

-Must be LEED APs with specialty with at least 10 years of experience in the green building field
-Must provide four endorsers who will verify the nominee’s achievements -Can only nominate one nominee per year
-Cannot be LEED Fellow candidate during the year they make a nomination
-Agree to be nominator

Once the nominee and nominator are deemed eligible, they will receive a message with information on how to access the online LEED Fellow Portal where required forms will be available and completed forms will be submitted. The nomination portal opens for accepted nominees and nominators on January 15, 2011 and closes on April 7, 2011.

For more information, download the LEED Fellow Handbook or visit the GBCI website.

You may also contact the direct LEED Fellow information hotline at 202-742-3272.

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