Cady Scott Seabaugh, Senior Vice President of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Selected as 2022 LEED Fellow
McCormack Baron Salazar’s (MBS) Senior Vice President Cady Scott Seabaugh has been named a 2022 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Cady is among 20 professionals who represent 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.
Dedicated to MBS’ core values and mission, Cady has been instrumental in the creation of the firm’s green building, sustainability, and resiliency programs. Under her guidance and leadership, since 2007, MBS has designed, built, and certified 908 apartment homes under the LEED for Homes program, 2,792 apartment homes in LEED-ND neighborhoods, and 3,416 apartment homes under the Enterprise Green Communities program. An additional 1,700 green homes are currently under construction. Cady was instrumental in the development of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and has served as an advocate for its adoption and integration in the planning and revitalization of disinvested urban communities.
“In this era of climate change, sustainability is both a right and a necessity to ensure all people have a stable environment and the opportunity to thrive,” explained Cady. “When sustainable design is combined with a stable underlying financial structure and thoughtful property management, a multi-family development can achieve substantial impacts beyond merely providing shelter: it supports residents’ health, it keeps residents’ fixed costs low, it provides access to transit, jobs, and schools, and it shelters residents in place during and after extreme weather events.”
In addition to her work at MBS, Cady has served as the co-chair of USGBC’s international Location and Planning Technical Assistance Group and is a frequent speaker, educator, and advocate for sustainable affordable housing, within the green building industry, and within the affordable housing community. She has written several articles on the intersection of green building practices and affordable housing.
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 an extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI. The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding LEED APs who have demonstrated exceptional impacts 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.
“Green building professionals drive progress and innovation in the built environment and make great contributions to the green building community,” said Peter Templeton, interim president and CEO of GBCI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “LEED Fellows are recognized for their exceptional work in helping ensure our buildings and spaces are healthy, resilient and sustainable places for us all to enjoy. Their commitment to LEED will continue to help us shape a better living standard for all.”
The 2022 LEED Fellows will be recognized at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo on the main stage on Tuesday, Nov. 1. To register to attend the conference, visit the Greenbuild site. To learn more about LEED professional credentialing opportunities, visit the USGBC site.