Heller Appointed as Green Growth Councilor
- Apr 08, 2011
San Francisco–Jeffrey Heller, FAIA, president and founder of Heller Manus Architects, has been appointed to the Green Growth Leaders’ Council, an international alliance of leaders dedicated to accelerating the green economy.
Heller is a leader in the profession and sustainable movement with some of the first sustainable architecture and large-scale urban planning projects in the United States and China, including the first LEED Gold office towers in San Francisco and Shanghai, the first LEED Platinum neighborhood development master plan in Emeryville, and the design and construction of Guangzhou’s North Axis and South Axis sustainable master plan. In addition, Heller serves on several boards and prominent organizations advising on land use and sustainable urban design, including the Asia Society, Bay Area Council as Co-Chair of Climate Change Committee, Yangpu Shanghai Senior Urban Planning Consultant, Urban Land Institute Senior Advisor, California Architects Board, and Lambda Alpha International honorary land use organization. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
On April 13 the Council will convene for the first time in the Ceremonial Hall at University of Copenhagen. The meeting will be a closed roundtable where Heller and the Council members will discuss the state of green growth, barriers, challenges and best practices in green growth today. The Berkeley report “Shaping the Green Growth Economy,” which offers the first authoritative definition of green growth, will also be presented for the first time worldwide that day.