Deerfield, FL, September 29, 2022 – MAPEI Corporation is pleased to announce that our Sustainability Manager, Brittany Storm, has been selected to the 2022 class of LEED Fellows by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business-industry performance and practice globally.
Twenty professionals from around the world are being recognized in the 2022 class for their mastery of LEED – the world’s most widely used green-building rating system – and exceptional work in advancing green building practices.
“Behind every green building project are dedicated professionals who are committed to creating more sustainable and healthy buildings and communities. The LEED Fellows program is aimed at recognizing those individuals and their achievements in the built environment,” said Peter Templeton, interim President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI. “This year’s class of LEED Fellows represents a group of bold and innovative leaders who have made a lasting, positive impact on their communities through their impressive career achievements.”
Jim Whitfield, MAPEI’s Director of Technical Services, stated, “This is an incredible honor, and we are very proud of Brittany’s accomplishment. There are over 200,000 USGBC members; it is quite an acclamation to be elevated to Fellow. Last year, 21 members were elevated.
“To be eligible, a nominee must have held a LEED AP with specialty credential for a minimum of eight years,” Whitfield continued. “The nominee must also demonstrate at least 10 years of exceptional impact with LEED in the key mastery elements of technical proficiency, education and mentoring, leadership, commitment and service, and advocacy.”
Storm commented, “It is an honor to be recognized by the USGBC and I look forward to continuing to advance the principles behind LEED on future projects.”
Luigi Di Geso, MAPEI’s President and CEO, remarked, “We are proud of Brittany’s accomplishments, proud of her push to further incorporate sustainability into every possible aspect of operations at MAPEI. We congratulate her on this great milestone and look forward to future innovations.”
The 2022 LEED Fellows will be recognized on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, during the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. For more information on MAPEI’s commitment to sustainability, please visit https://www.mapei.com/us/en-us/about-us/sustainability/health-and-environment.
MAPEI is a leading manufacturer of installation materials for concrete restoration solutions (CRS), including the maintenance of cast-in-place concrete. MAPEI also produces other concrete solutions including systems for moisture mitigation, structural strengthening and concrete repair products.
Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 91 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 84 manufacturing plants in 35 nations, MAPEI Group employs about 11,000 staff worldwide. The foundation for the success of the company is specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 28 facilities collectively have a workforce of about 1,800 employees. MAPEI facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).
About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
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, an international network of local community leaders, 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.
About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the world’s leading sustainability, health certification and credentialing body. GBCI was established in 2008 to drive the implementation of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program. GBCI administers nearly 10 certification and credentialing programs that provide the framework and process for buildings, homes and other spaces — as well as professionals — to become certified or credentialed under programs that signify sustainable, resilient or health-oriented design. In addition to LEED, GBCI features the PEER standard for resilient power systems, the WELL Building Standard and the Sustainable SITES Initiative for sustainable landscape design. GBCI also features Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE), TRUE certification for zero waste, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy-efficiency retrofits, and RELi for preparing buildings and communities for acute hazards. Visit gbci.org for more information.