Kenya Stump Receives 2020 Leadership Award from U.S. Green Building Council

Recipients recognized as leaders in green building and for their commitment to creating a healthy, sustainable future

FRANKFORT, KY. – (Nov .12, 2020) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Kenya Stump, executive director of the Office of Energy Policy, is among 10 companies, projects and individuals receiving a 2020 Leadership Award. The annual awards recognize exceptional work advancing sustainable, healthy, resilient and equitable buildings, cities and communities. USGBC will be honoring this year’s recipients on Tuesday, November 12 at 5 p.m. EST during the closing event at the Greenbuild Virtual conference.

The 2020 recipients represent leaders who are driving the adoption of LEED across business portfolios, higher education and green affordable housing, as well as helping to advance Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, resilience planning and innovative waste management solutions.

Kenya played an integral role in helping Kentucky become the first state to leverage the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program funding to implement PEER. Her efforts led to certification for three facilities including Fort Knox, Electric Plant Board in the City of Glasgow and Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Stump has remained an advocate for bringing reliable, resilient power to America’s cities and has been integral in helping to replicate her success with PEER across other State Energy Offices.  

For more than a quarter century, USGBC has been defining global standards for designing, constructing and operating healthy, resilient and sustainable buildings and spaces through LEED. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the world’s most widely used green building rating system and promotes strategies that reduce environmental impact, enhance human health and support economic development. USGBC’s Leadership Award recipients are a model for how LEED and other sustainability practices can be used to improve communities, support business, and contribute to a better future for all.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offeringsan international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.