"LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering and development"

Chennai, India – (29 Sept 2016)

Mr. Juzer S Kothari, Managing Director, has been named a 2016 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.

 “Every story about LEED is a story about leadership and a story about people” Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI, and COO, U.S. Green Building Council. “Mr. Juzer’s commitment to our shared mission and innovative work to advance the green building industry is at the heart of our movement and is helping to drive our progress of a creating a sustainable built environment.”

 Mr. Juzer S Kothari is Managing Director of Conserve Consultants. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious IIT Kharagpur. He is an early adopter of green building technologies in India ; a LEED Accredited Professional (from United States Green Building Council-USGBC) since 2007 and a Certified Trainer for GRIHA Rating System.

Mr. Juzer has been a part of ‘Train the Trainers’ faculty programme of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Department of Energy- USA, for their Energy Simulation Software. He has also achieved the feat of being a ECBC Empanelled Expert (Energy Conservation Building Code, a UNDP-GEF-BEE programme) and a Certified Energy Auditor and Manager from Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, Government of India. Mr. Juzer has been active in the energy industry for the last 30+ years including 11 years of super specialized expertise pertinent to high performance and sustainable green buildings.

 The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to honor LEED professionals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in key mastery elements of LEED certification and significant contributions in teaching, mentoring or research with other industry professionals. LEED Fellows also have a strong history of highly impactful commitment, service and advocacy for green building and sustainability.

 LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have at least 10 years experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.

The recipients will be honored at the 2016 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif. The nomination period for the 2017 LEED Fellows class will open in January 2017. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visitusgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow.


About Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd.(CONSERVE)

Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (CONSERVE) is a global consulting firm in the business of planning, design, development and maintenance of Energy Efficient, Sustainable, High Performance Green Buildings and Organizations. CONSERVE expertise lies in Certification (Green Building Rating Systems eg. LEED, IGBC, GRIHA etc.) ;CertificationPlus(Design, Construction and Operations) of Built-Environment Project and SustainabilityPlus services at organizational level.

About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE), the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. GBCI.org.