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Global Sustainability Leader, USGBC CEO & IWBI Chairman Rick Fedrizzi Has Joined Advisory Board of Energy Focus, Inc.

SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, has announced that Rick Fedrizzi, outgoing CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and chairman and incoming CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, has joined the Energy Focus Advisory Board.

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“We are enormously honored and excited to welcome Rick to our advisory board,” said James Tu, CEO and President of Energy Focus. “He is one of the most respected and accomplished global green movement leaders, dedicated to advocating and facilitating synergies between sustainability and capitalism. Rick has led innumerable game-changing programs and initiatives at USGBC that have catalyzed a global green building movement and set a market standard for sustainability achievement over the past 25 years.”

USGBC’s LEED green building program has grown exponentially under Mr. Fedrizzi’s leadership. More than 70,000 commercial projects spanning more than 15 billion square feet and more than 200,000 residential units across the world participate in LEED, with nearly 2 million square feet of building space earning LEED certification every day. With a presence in more than 160 countries, about 40% of LEED-certified square footage is outside the U.S., making it the most widely used global green building program in the world. It has also led to one of the most...