Published on : Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The woman who strongly believes in Green Movement, she is passionate about eco-building and green building.
Vittori co-directs one of green building’s oldest and most respected think tanks, co-wrote a much-needed bible for greening health care systems, served as chairwoman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and currently is the chair of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
She brought sustainable building to the Pentagon and worked with the city of Austin, Texas, to develop the first-ever municipal green building program—inspiring similar programs across the country and around the world. An acknowledged force in maturing the green building industry’s understanding of the human health element in structures and systems, Vittori has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments and contributions—especially for someone who never quite knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
The 2015 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability winner has quietly been doing exactly that for most of her life. A selfless mentor and organizer whose work has forged new ways of thinking within the green building and health care industries, Vittori makes change from the grassroots to the global level—because it’s the right thing to do.