Daniel Overbey of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Selected as 2018 LEED Fellow

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Daniel Overbey of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Selected as 2018 LEED Fellow

LEED Fellows are LEED Professionals at the top of their fields in green building design, engineering and development

INDIANAPOLIS –– Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (Browning Day) announces that Daniel Overbey, director of Sustainability, has been named a 2018 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This year’s 25 LEED Fellows are exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system.

“We are honored and proud to have Daniel as one of this year’s LEED Fellows,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and GBCI. “The LEED Fellow designation recognizes people who have made significant contributions to LEED and the green building movement over the course of their careers. Daniel has demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a significant impact in moving USGBC’s mission forward. It is only because of leaders like Daniel that I know our vision of green buildings for all within this generation can become a reality.”

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.

“Daniel has made a monumental impact in the sustainability market in his tenure for our firm and our faction. We are thrilled with GBCI’s inclusion of Daniel as a LEED Fellow. We know Daniel will continue to lead industry trends and can’t wait to see what is next for him in this capacity,” said Tim Wise, executive vice president for Browning Day.

As Director of Sustainability at Browning Day for nearly a decade, Daniel has devoted himself to leveraging evidence-based methods to improve architecture practice, shape policy, and help project teams and clients make better-informed informed design decisions about green building practices. In addition to overseeing more than 1 million square feet of LEED certified building space, Daniel is the first WELL AP in the state, the first design professional in Indiana to become a Fitwel Ambassador, and his contributions were instrumental in helping the Chrisney Branch of the Lincoln Heritage Library become the first certified net-zero energy building in Indiana. Daniel has been a committed and enthusiastic volunteer at the local, state, and national levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for many years, serving as the 2012 Chair of USGBC Indiana and the 2017 President of AIA Indianapolis. Daniel is also a building science educator at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

The 2018 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which will be held Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Chicago. The nomination period for the 2019 LEED Fellows class will open early next year. Visit the USGBC and GBCI websites for more information about the LEED Fellow program and LEED credentialing.


About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

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, EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE Zero Waste certification, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector. www.gbci.org

About Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Founded in 1967, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf is one of the leading planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design firms in Indiana. The combined experience of our professionals has enabled us to build a broad practice of projects. Our firm has been recognized and honored with more than 200 awards for academic, health care, commercial, government, corporate, residential, and sports projects including notable sustainability awards.

Browning Day has a strong commitment to excellence with client service, design, and planning contract documents. We believe impactful and meaningful results must reflect something true about our clients and the individual users. Our designs are diverse as they are customized for each client.

For 50 years, we have valued a holistic approach to experiential planning and design whether cultural or institutional endeavors. We are a creative class of collaborative professionals who take great care in each step taken toward the final design. Client participation is embraced so that the design reflects and expands the project vision; it is your project.

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