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Greenbuild Goes Global
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman / USGBC / May 24, 2013
Market transformation. We use that term a lot around USGBC but I don’t think I completely grasped its full power to change lives and change the world until yesterday, when we made our announcement about the new partnership with Hanley Wood and Greenbuild.
We’ve been talking a lot about the fact that it’s our 20th anniversary. 20 years to get to here, and, man oh man, here is a place I’d never, ever thought we’d see. But what if “here” was not just the United States but four continents in three years? What if “here” was faster greening of Main Streets around the world because new resources were available to invest in our local chapters and global LEED Professional networks? What if “here” was now enhanced and expanded because we had the capacity to put three or four of the dozens of big ideas currently underway at USGBC on rocket fuel and get them in the market’s hands faster?
That’s what this amazing partnership we announced yesterday will do. It will shorten the timeline for market transformation because we’ll be able to do more across our entire program of work by making possible investment in great technologies, product development, community development and advocacy.
And now we’ll do it in more places sooner and do it better than anyone in the world is capable of doing. And we’ll do it with the full support of a strong business partner that shares our mission and values the things that have made Greenbuild such a critical tool in the market transformation we’ve enabled to date.