Architect Jim Weiner, AIA, a pioneering leader in the green building movement, has been named to the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, a small group of the global green building industry’s most accomplished innovators.
LOS ANGELES – Architect Jim Weiner, AIA, a pioneering leader in the green building movement, has been named to the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, a small group of the global green building industry’s most accomplished innovators.
Weiner, founder and principal of L.A.’s Collaborative Project Consulting, was named one of 34 LEED Fellows, the highest professional honor designated by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the independent nonprofit organization that certifies sustainable building projects nationally for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Weiner’s design for the City of Los Angeles’ Lake View Terrace Library achieved the highest Platinum designation in the USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) certification system. Weiner collaborated with Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers for the project. This month, Weiner’s fourth LEED Platinum project was certified, the Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union, as was another of several Gold LEED projects he has consulted on, Amonix Inc., a solar-power system manufacturer in Seal Beach, CA.
A recognized thought leader in architecture and sustainable building in the United States and internationally, Weiner has shaped green building policy by working with major utilities, universities and local governments. He is a charter USGBC LEED faculty member and mentor, training the educators who teach the LEED program globally. He was founding Co-chair of the USGBC Los Angeles chapter and is President of the Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles, where he founded the Design Green Awards, one of the first internationally juried programs to honor excellence in architectural design among LEED-certified projects.
LEED Fellows are designated through a peer nomination and portfolio review process.
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