Chairman & CEO
International WELL Building Institute
Rick Fedrizzi joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as chairman and CEO in Nov. 2016, bringing his global environmental track record and keen business insight to IWBI’s work to advance human health through better buildings and communities. With more than a 630 million square feet of registered and certified space in 63 countries, IWBI’s evidence-based WELL Building Standard and WELL Community Standard are the premier systems for advancing, measuring and monitoring the key features that help people thrive, what Rick describes as the “second wave” of sustainability.
Rick is also founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of both USGBC and of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), nonprofit organizations that promote high-performing buildings and communities. During his tenure, LEED became the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
Rick co-founded USGBC while serving as the environmental marketing officer at UTC’s Carrier Corporation, where he served for more than 25 years. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., with an MBA from Syracuse U., he serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the Board of Trustees at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, his book Greenthink: How Profit Can Save the Planet won a prestigious EPPY Award for Public Affairs in 2015.