Potts Named to the National United States Green Building Council Board of Directors
McGough Companies is pleased to announce the election of Ken Potts, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to the national United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors. The USGBC is a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems. LEED is an internationally recognized green building program that has established a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building solutions.
The USGBC Board of Directors articulates and upholds the vision, values and mission of USGBC. Potts will be one of 15 elected directors who serve with five appointed directors, each contributing a different perspective related to the green building industry.”We are excited to have Ken represent our company and our industry on this prestigious board,” says Brad Wood,Executive Vice President for McGough. “His commitment and passion for sustainability positions him to be a significant contributor to the USGBC organization.”
Potts oversees the Sustainability Center of Excellence in addition to his preconstruction responsibilities at McGough Development and McGough Construction. McGough is a premier sustainability builder in the Upper Midwest, having built many green projects that are specifically designed and constructed to minimize negative environmental impacts while maximizing the efficiency of energy, water, and other resource-consuming systems. McGough constructed the State’s first LEED Gold Certified building in 2004 and the first LEED Platinum Certified project in 2008. The company has delivered ground-breaking Certifications under LEED’s New Construction, Commercial Interiors and Existing-Building rating systems.
Potts received his BA from Carleton College and his Masters of Architecture (with thesis honors) from the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. He has been actively involved as a member of the USGBC Minnesota Chapter and has also served on several national USGBC Committees, including the LEED Neighborhood Development and Implementation Advisory Committee.