NIBS’ Board Chairman Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, announced that Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, has been selected as the next president and CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Green succeeds David A. Harris, FAIA, who has served as NIBS president since 1988.
Skaggs said, “Green is an outstanding choice as the Institute’s next president. He has served in a variety of voluntary positions at NIBS, including its board chairman in 2002 and 2003. His consensus building skills and his knowledge of the building industry and the building process are unparalleled. His proven executive leadership and management abilities are well suited to our needs and his background with NIBS will enable him to hit the ground running.”
Green said, “I am pleased the Board of Directors has selected me to serve in this important capacity. The work NIBS performs is work that I have subscribed to achieve throughout my career because it improves our building industry. I am looking forward to a long and thriving relationship with the NIBS Board of Directors, its members, and the industry.”
Since 1989, Green has served as the executive director of the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes. In that position, he has provided executive management and oversight for construction codes programs in the State of Michigan including the development and implementation of construction codes and standards, building inspection programs, and public education programs. Prior to his current position, Green held other positions of increasing responsibility with the Bureau since 1977.
As a volunteer, Green has served as the president of the International Code Council (ICC) and president of one of ICC’s legacy organizations, the Building Officials and Code Administrators, International. His contributions and accomplishments have been widely recognized by numerous awards and honors from a host of building industry organizations.
Retiring president Harris said, “I couldn’t be happier for NIBS and for Henry. He is highly respected by the staff and by leaders of the building community. He is well known to the sectors of the building industry we have traditionally worked with, and he is innovative and anxious to reach out to work with new sectors to help improve other parts of our vast industry. And there will be no ‘learning curve’ with Henry as he is very knowledgeable about our industry and he thoroughly understands NIBS’ councils and programs,” Harris continued.
The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. NIBS serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.