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Matt St. Clair is named a 2020 LEED Fellow

Director of Sustainability Matt St. Clair

Matt St. Clair, who has led UC’s system-wide sustainability program for nearly 17 years, was recently named a 2020 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Fellow. This prestigious distinction awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. — an international green business industry leader — is awarded to just 25 professionals around the world who demonstrate “exceptional work in advancing green building practices” and “10 years’ worth of exceptional impact on 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 GBCI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in an article published by Green Business Certification, Inc. “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.”

Matt’s work has made an indelible impact upon UC, from growing UC’s green building portfolio from one LEED certification in 2004 to over 350 LEED certifications today, to his partnerships with former UC President Janet Napolitano in forming UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative and University Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his work within UC, Matt was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s board of directors. He has also worked to empower students to be current and future climate action leaders through several educational initiatives, including the Bonnie Reiss UC Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship Program, Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project, California Student Sustainability Coalition and Climate Corps.

Read Matt’s Staff Snapshot in the latest issue of UCnetwork!

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  1. Lena Zentall November 10, 2020 Reply

    Congratulations Matt on such important work! Thrilled to see you have been recognized for your outstanding contributions.

  2. Lifang C. November 10, 2020 Reply

    Congratulations and best wishes, Matt! I appreciate your expertise, dedication and leadership on behalf of UC and the planet!

  3. Eddie Brown November 10, 2020 Reply

    Congratulations Matt great job!!!! Keep up your outstanding Energy Efficiency Work!!!.

  4. Kathleen Erwin November 12, 2020 Reply

    This is wonderful news, Matt! Congratulations!

  5. Thanh B. November 21, 2020 Reply

    A well-deserved award to an amazing person doing phenomenal work! Congrats, Matt!!!

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