Mechanicsburg, PA – October 20, 2020 – We are excited to announce that Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates’ (CRA) Principal Jeffrey Straub has been named a 2020 LEED Fellow by USGBC (The U.S. Green Building Council). Jeff is among 25 professionals who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
This year’s class of 25 LEED Fellows represent Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Egypt, Greece, India, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States.
With nearly 40 LEED projects and Green Globes status, CRA’s design teams have established themselves with an impressive portfolio of projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. CRA has 12 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and have worked in new territories of the certification process LEED v4.1.
Jeff has practiced architecture for more than 20 years and serves as a Principal at CRA, with significate contributions to sustainability and educational projects within the office. Jeff has used his sustainable design knowledge to help bring communities, colleagues and friends together to create inspiring learning environments for children. Because of this passion for educational architecture and sustainability, Jeff’s experience includes over 14 years, predominantly focused in K-12 school construction and encouraging the use of sustainable design principles throughout CRA’s office. Jeff also serves as Co-Chair for the American Institute of Architects’ Education Committee for Pennsylvania and was ranked 8th internationally in 2018 for the number of completed green schools by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools leading to his nomination for LEED Fellow.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be named as one of the 2020 LEED Fellows” says Straub, “This honor is only made possible by the talented and dedicated team of mentors, co-workers, clients and communities I’ve had the joy to work with over my career. Together we’ve enriched communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for our future leaders.”
LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least ten years’ worth of exceptional impact on LEED and hold an active LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review that occurred over a year and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI. The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impacts with LEED in key mastery elements related to technical knowledge and skill; a history of exemplary leadership in LEED; significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, or research with proven outcomes; and a history of highly impactful commitment, service, and advocacy for LEED.
“The green building industry plays a critical role as we look toward rebuilding our economy and our communities in the months and years ahead,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “Our LEED Fellows are on the frontlines of that work helping to ensure our buildings and spaces are healthy, resilient and sustainable places for us all to enjoy. LEED Fellows have made substantial contributions to the green building community and their commitment to LEED will continue to help us shape a better living standard for all.”
The 2020 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild Virtual conference during the USGBC 2020 Leadership Awards & Closing Ceremony on Thursday, November 12 at 5 p.m. EST.
Click here to see the live article from U.S. Green Building Council.