Oct 28, 2010

MSSD Professor is a Candidate for USGBC Board of Directors

Date: October 25, 2010

For Immediate Release

Scott Kelly of Re:Vision Architecture Selected as Candidate for USGBC Board of Directors.

Scott Kelly, Principal and co-founder of the Philadelphia-based green design firm Re:Vision Architecture, was selected as an “Educator” candidate for the National Board of Directors of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Board members are selected on the basis of their professional qualifications, as well as their knowledge and experience in Council activities. Additional areas of evaluation include: ability to design and deliver educational and accreditation programs, technical/scientific expertise, leadership experience and participation in local USGBC Chapters.

As a Board member, Scott would be representing Philadelphia University where he is currently a teacher and Senior Fellow for the Master’s of Science in Sustainable Design. In addition to practicing and teaching green architecture, Scott also consults to design firms, developers, building owners and manufacturers who are interested in sustainable design, green design charrettes, and LEED certification. Having worked on over 100 LEED projects around the nation, including a dozen at the platinum level, Scott is interested in sharing lessons learned with students and professionals, as well as helping shape the future of green building standards.

Throughout his career, advocacy has always been an important part of Scott’s work and he has served as Chair of the Philadelphia AIA Committee on the Environment and is a founding Board Member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC). Scott lectures around the country on a variety of issues related to the integrated-design process, sustainable design, and the LEED rating system.

If elected to the Board of Directors, Scott intends to focus on the critical issues facing the green building profession, including the education of young professionals. “Our goal is not to adapt the 20th century’s curriculum and make it greener but by rethinking how the entire system is delivered, recreate a new method of building a mindset of green and sustainable thinking, and take what we can learn from our shortcomings to form a 21st century educational system. This system is not just for the Master’s students at Philadelphia University but the builders looking for green jobs and the policy makers who will set the bounds in which we all have to function.”

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