Michael Carlson elected to the Regional Council of the U.S. Green Building Council

Posted by Thu, Apr 21, 2011

Tags: carlson, usgbc, LEED, national, board, region, florida

Green architect Michael Carlson has been elected to the Florida Caribbean Regional Council of the USGBC, and will serve as the organizations Vice-Chairman.  Regional Council members are selected by each USGBC Chapter’s Board to serve in this leadership role and represent the Chapters in the region. 

The Regional Council is made up of two representatives from each of the 8 USGBC Chapters in the region.  The Council functions as a network to chapters and coordinates the efforts of the chapters. The Regional Council shares best management practices between the USGBC chapters, and establishes task teams to solve regional issues for the benefit of the chapters, and leverages resources to impact the entire Florida Caribbean region.

Mr. Carlson is a founding board member of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (2004) where he presently serves as the Chapter’s President.  In 2009 he was the founding chair of the Myakka River Branch of the USGBC Chapter for the Sarasota/Manatee area.  Carlson is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, and chairs the chapter's Committee on the Environment (COTE). He also serves as Chair of the Green Business Leadership Council for the Greater Sarasota Area Chamber of Commerce.   His Sarasota-based firm, Carlson Studio Architecture, has been a regional leader in green design for the past 11 years.  The firm has 8 LEED Certified projects, including the HGTV Green Home for 2009.


Michael Carlson, AIA, LEED AP & Rick Fredrizzi, CEO, US Green Building Council