Johnson Controls executive wins green building leadership award
Clay Nesler, VP, global sustainability and industry initiatives, Johnson Controls, will be recognized as a leader in the green building movement by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Nesler will receive the organization’s Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. Overall, eight recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston, Mass.
“USGBC’s Leadership Awards recognize some of the most innovative leaders in the green building movement. These people and companies are upending the status quo and pushing their respective industries to create a more sustainable future for generations to come,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. “Each of these leaders is passionate about their work and about the environmental, health, economic and social benefits of green building.”
Nesler chairs Johnson Controls’ Global Sustainability Council and leads sustainability strategy, programs and initiatives for the Buildings business. He serves on the board of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and is a senior advisor to the World Resources Institute Building Efficiency Initiative.
“Clay has been a tireless leader, especially in China, one of the fastest growing countries for green buildings in the world. He serves as the U.S. chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency Consortium,” according to a statement from the USGBC.
The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. The organization works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.