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October 02, 2014
Washington, DC – (1 October 2014) – Westlake Reed Leskosky announces that Roger Chang, PE, Assoc. AIA, BEMP, LEED AP has been named a 2014 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year's 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.
"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 Roger Chang's commitment to LEED and celebrate his individual achievements."
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).
A nationally-recognized expert in green building design, Roger Chang is an ardent and energetic advocate of integrated design and a meaningful approach to sustainability through inquiry, investigation, and innovation. His visionary leadership advances green building technology, invests in considerable research, and goes beyond conventional practice to influence diverse and future trends.
Principal and Director of Sustainability and Engineering of Westlake Reed Leskosky, Roger leads environmental, LEED certified projects, two of which were designed to site net-zero, including GSA's Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado, recognized with AIA COTE and GSA Design awards, and for which Westlake Reed Leskosky served as Design Architect and Building Engineers of Record with The Beck Group as Design-Builder and Architect of Record. Roger launched and curates www.recool.com, a public web site for sustainability and discussion of high-performance engineering solutions for the built environment.
Roger's advocacy initiatives advance sustainability and strengthen codes and best practices. His stewardship and pro bono work serves American Alliance of Museums PIC-Green, Grassroots Government Activities for ASHRAE National Capital Chapter, AIA's International Green Construction Code Committee, International Building Performance Simulation Association, and District of Columbia Department of Environment's Green Technical Advisory Group. He is a frequent speaker and author involved in national dialogue and teaches at the Catholic University of America. Roger is supporting Librii, the development of a modular library concept for installation in developing countries. His own personal convictions inspire the firm's culture of sustainable design, and influences clients, organizations, and communities across the nation.
The 2014 LEED Fellows will be recognized in New Orleans at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from Oct. 22-24, 2014. A complete list of 2014 LEED Fellows can be viewed at usgbc.org.
About Westlake Reed Leskosky
Widely published and recognized for design excellence with over 400 significant awards, Westlake Reed Leskosky (www.WRLdesign.com) is a national architect/engineer/technology design firm with offices in Washington DC, Cleveland, New York, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, CA. WRL is a leader in integrated and sustainable design nationally, including ranking #1 Overall based on design, business, and sustainability in AIA's Architect magazine's 2014 Top 50 and #1 in Sustainability in 2012.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org.