J Stace McGee Selected as U.S. Green Building Council 2014 LEED Fellow

Albuquerque – October 1, 2014 – Environmental Dynamics, Inc. announces that Stace McGee  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 Stace’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).

Stace McGee has been working and advocating for sustainable design and construction since 1988.  In 1998 Stace founded Environmental Dynamics, an architecture firm dedicated to sustainable design.  As a managing partner, Stace has been instrumental in developing edi as one of New Mexico’s premier LEED and sustainable design firms.  edi staff have successfully guided the LEED certification process on over 50 commercial, residential and multifamily projects.

Stace has been a pioneer in New Mexico’s Green Building movement.  He was a core member and founder of the NM Chapter of the USGBC.  Stace helped drafted the City of Albuquerque Green Building Code and worked with local organizations to develop the language for the State of NM Sustainable Building Tax Credit.

In 2005 Stace began work on a national level as the chair of the West Regional Council and member of the CSC. Most recently he has worked with the USGBC National Board on the Chapter Optimization Task Team (COTT).  Stace served as a USGBC faculty member in 2011 and 2012.

In his leadership capacity, Stace has spent countless hours educating professionals and consumers about what it means to be green. Currently Stace is focusing his time in the Cayman Islands where he has been teaching LEED for Homes core courses since 2011 and mentoring two of the first green raters in the Caribbean.  Stace is a dedicated ambassador for the green building movement and advocate for future generations who depend on sustainable development today.

Other than my children I find no greater pleasure than making a positive and measurable environmental impact. The work we do today is critical to the health of our planet and future generations.  I am proud to be part of that movement. I have dedicated much of my life to the USGBC and continuing to work on many exciting LEED projects every day.

The 2014 LEED Fellows will be recognized in New Orleans at the Greenbuild International Conference.

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