Dana Kose with Minneapolis’ The Weidt Group has been named a 2018 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc.
This year’s 25 LEED Fellows have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impact 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.
LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have made at least 10 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 and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.
“It is an honor to be selected as LEED Fellow,” said Kose, project executive at The Weidt Group. “When I first learned about LEED and the impacts of the built environment, I made a personal commitment to apply sustainable design and construction practices in all I do. I’m proud to say that, fourteen years later, that commitment has not changed – I truly enjoy educating our diverse community about sustainability and LEED.”
During the past 12 years, Kose has held leadership positions in several career areas, including -projects, service and speaking. Her career began at Mortenson Construction, where she led sustainability efforts through several nationwide initiatives. She then became the Director of Sustainability for Universal Development Company, building a sustainability program from the ground up, and educating staff on sustainable operations.
For the past eight years, Kose has held three back-to-back leadership roles at The Weidt Group, leading more than 250 projects toward achieving their energy efficiency goals. She has volunteered in a variety of leadership roles at USGBC, with the primary purpose of advancing sustainability and the green building industry. She has also contributed to the greater community in several ways, most notably on the board of directors for both the Denver Architectural Foundation and AIA Colorado, and as a member of the Colorado Energy Coalition and Downtown Denver Partnership’s Transportation & Development Council.