"As a founder, I could not be happier, and as a CEO, I could not be more satisfied that I'll be able to leave USGBC in the best hands possible," said Fedrizzi. Ramanujam said he was deeply honoured that the Board have placed their trust in him. "I will serve the organisation and our movement with a long-term vision - keeping innovation as a top priority," said Ramanujam. "As USGBC's CEO, I pledge to continually modernise and enhance our capabilities and performance to ensure we deliver the future that our founders envisioned," he said. Ramanujam joined USGBC in 2009 as Senior Vice President, Technology, before being named COO in September, 2011. In December, 2012, he was also named President of the Green Building Certification Institute ( GBCI) where he broadened offerings to better serve a wider client base, leading the organisation to change its name to Green Business Certification Inc earlier this year. Prior to joining USGBC, Ramanujam was COO for Emergys, a business transformation consulting firm in North Carolina.