Spinnaker's Burgess Named LEED Fellow


Weston, FL (October 16, 2017) The Spinnaker Group, Inc. has
announced that Jonathan Burgess, Vice President of Sustainable
Operations, has been named a 2017 LEED Fellow by the Green
Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 23 Fellows are being
honored for their outstanding work as LEED Professionals and for
the significance of their contributions to the green building community
and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the
world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED Fellows
are recognized as the most exceptional professionals in the green
building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded
from GBCI.

“We are honored and proud to have Jonathan Burgess as one of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of GBCI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). "Jonathan has shown superb leadership as a green building advocate and has continued to help shift the norm of how the industry plans and builds sustainably. Jonathan’s work and credibility in the industry has been proven time and time again by his outstanding leadership in the green building movement, and motivates all of us to continue the charge forward in creating sustainable, healthy and connected communities through the built environment."

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, must have at least 10 years of exceptional impact in the green building industry, hold a LEED AP with specialty credential and undergo an extensive portfolio review, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow evaluation committee.

"Jonathan’s recognition as a LEED Fellow is a testament to his depth of knowledge of green building design and his commitment to making our world a more sustainable place for future generations," said Rob Hink, Principal of The Spinnaker Group.

Jonathan is Vice President of Sustainable Operations at The Spinnaker Group, a premiere green building consulting firm based here in South Florida. Jonathan and his team have helped inform the design of more than 120 LEED certified building projects in South Florida and across the globe. He has over a dozen years of experience in landscape architecture and design, has LEED AP ND and BD+C accreditations, and more than six years working in LEED Project Management. Jonathan is a LEED Faculty, WELL Faculty, and Living Building Challenge auditor.

The LEED Fellow recipients will be honored at the 2017 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston. The nomination period for the 2018 LEED Fellows class will open in February 2018. For more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing, visit usgbc.org/credentials.