Stanton Stafford Named 2021 USGBC LEED Fellow

Integral Group congratulates Atlanta Principal Stanton Stafford for being named a LEED Fellow by US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

The 2021 Class of LEED Fellows includes 21 green building leaders who represent the top of their fields in green building design, engineering, and development.

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Stanton receives his LEED Fellow at Greenbuild 2021 (Picture third from right.)

Stanton Stafford joined Integral Group in 2015 as the founding employee of its Atlanta office (a story he recounts here on The Office Marketing Podcast). As Managing Principal of the Atlanta practice, Stanton has helped deliver over 2 million ft² of LEED Platinum certified projects. He has also contributed to Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, WELL, and Net Zero Energy benchmarks for the southeastern United States.

Stanton visits the rooftop PV array at ASHRAE’s new headquarters.

Stanton’s LEED project career started in 2004 when he earned his LEED AP and served as mechanical Engineer of Record and Energy Modeler for United Way’s Mary Gates Center in Alexandria, Virginia. To date, Stanton has helped design over 25 LEED Certified projects, including three LEED Platinum Certified firsts in midtown Atlanta:

Spring @ 8th | NCR Headquarters

Interface Base Camp Headquarters

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CODA | Expansion of Technology Square

In 2011, Stanton helped launch the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta (LBC), a non-profit focused on developing a triple-bottom-line economy around building materials salvage and reuse. During his tenure as Chair-elect and Chair (2012-2016), the organization diverted 1.7M pounds of construction materials from the waste stream, donated materials to 70 not-for-profits, and grew into an organization that covered 70% of its operational expenses through salvaged material sales.

US Green Building Council recognized the newest class of LEED Fellows on the main stage at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Diego on September 23, 2021.

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Stanton and USGBC CEO Mahesh Ramanujam

Congratulations to the entire LEED Fellows class of 2021!


Visit USGBC for more information on professional credentialing opportunities.