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USGBC SC Chapter Announces New Board Members

The U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina Chapter announces its newest board members.  These new directors will serve a two-year term starting January 1, 2014.

•Eleni Glekas, CC&T

•Sarah Hodge, Energy Ace

•Rick Huffman, Earth Design, Inc. (second term)

•Joe Manganelli, Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research

•Greg Soyka, LS3P

“Our Board plays an indispensable role by making key decisions about how the organization serves our membership, educates the industry, and advances our mission,” said Bachman Smith IV, Board Chair 2014.  “This engaged and dedicated group of industry leaders reflects the diversity of the rapidly growing market that we serve and is committed to shaping the future of green building.

“The additions to the SC Chapter Board will provide valuable expertise and leadership experience that will enhance our work as we execute the next iteration of the chapter’s strategic plan,” said Mark Godfrey, Board Chair 2013.  “Our efforts are paramount to the chapter’s mission of transforming buildings and improving the quality of life for all South Carolina citizens.  It is an honor to support the SC Chapter in its journey toward healthy and environmentally responsible buildings, schools, and homes.  I look forward to continuing to support the work of this diverse and passionate Board and our amazing volunteers.”  Mark Godfrey, will become Past Chair and will move to the Chapter Advisory Committee.

In addition to the new board members, the following individuals will remain on the 2014 USGBC SC Chapter Board of Directors:

•Bachman S. Smith IV, ESQ, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., 2014 Chair

•Hiren Shah, Pegram Associates, Treasurer

•John W. C. Brandon, GMK Associates, Inc.

•Douglas Rackley, DP3 Architects

About the U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina Chapter

The U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina Chapter is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. The SC Chapter works toward its mission of market transformation through USGBC’s LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a network of branches and the annual SustainSC Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @USGBCSC, Facebook at and LinkedIn.


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