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

Tom Marseille, sustainability director for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s U.S. buildings practice and managing director of the Seattle office, has been named a 2016 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).


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 are nominated by their peers and must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. 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,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI, and COO, U.S. Green Building Council. “Tom’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.”

With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Marseille has overall responsibility for the delivery of engineering consulting services that cover everything from energy and IAQ audits, feasibility assessments and energy and water master planning, to high performance design, commissioning and operational performance verification. He has provided leadership for  mechanical design and high performance design guidance, analysis and verification on over 40 LEED projects over the past 12 years, and has a project petal certified under the Living Building Challenge for Net Zero Energy.

“For more than 30 years I have worked as an engineer in a variety of professional roles, all focused on enabling the reduction of building energy and water use while improving indoor environmental quality, and therefore, the well-being of its occupants,” Mr. Marseille noted. “It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers as part of the LEED Fellow program for a career that has been dedicated to sustainability and green design.”

Mr. Marseille has been a leader in the national green building movement, serving on numerous boards and presenting papers on the practice of sustainability across the country. From 2007 to 2013, he served as a board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council, and was an executive committee member from 2010 – 2011. He was a member of the Seattle Mayor’s Green Building Taskforce, providing guidance on appropriate policy mechanisms the city can employ to achieve aggressive energy efficiency goals. He also served as a board member for the International Living Futures Institute. Mr. Marseille has presented at over 50 conferences and professional development seminars on a wide range of topics relating to high performance building design in the U.S. over the last 10 years.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa

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.