Leo Pierre Roy Earns LEED Fellow Designation

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Leo Pierre Roy, LEED AP, BD+C, Principal and Managing Director of the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Services Group of VHB to the 2013 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

Roy was among 51 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected this year as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Roy’s LEED AP, BD+C credentials include more than 11 years of green building experience and such exemplary projects as an award-winning waterfront redevelopment project for Columbia Point neighborhood in Boston— one of the first municipal planning projects in the country to encourage rooftop solar and/or roof gardens— and the development of USGBC’s Roadmap to a Green Campus “We are thrilled to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment.”

Roy has more than 30 years of experience, has led several sustainability-oriented committees within VHB, and is directing the LEED EBOM certification process for the firm’s Watertown headquarters. Roy also helped to develop the USGBC LEED Retail rating system and participated on the Market Sector Committee for Retail. He actively promotes sustainable development, and manages projects and programs in green building, ecosystem restoration, waste management, and renewable energy systems. Roy earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Harvard University.

Roy will be recognized with the 2013 LEED Fellow class at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia this month.  For more information on the LEED Fellow program, visit usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow/