Clark's Director of Sustainability Elected as USGBC-NCR Chairman

January 28, 2014

BETHESDA, Md. – Clark's Director of Sustainability, Fulya Kocak, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council-National Capital Region (USGBC-NCR). In this role, she will be responsible for spearheading the execution of the chapter's strategic plan.

Since joining Clark in 2011, Ms. Kocak has been responsible for working with project teams across the country to develop and implement a consistent plan to reach company and client LEED and sustainability goals. In addition, she leads the sustainable construction curriculum in cooperation with Clark's in-house learning academy.

Ms. Kocak became a proponent for sustainability during graduate school at Pennsylvania State University, where she participated in the USGBC’s pilot LEED workshop. As an early adopter and implementer of the LEED Rating System, she raised awareness regarding the benefits of green building practices, teaching her colleagues, subcontracting partners and suppliers, and the community at large about the LEED certification process. In later years, her role in the building industry evolved from a project manager implementing LEED certification at construction sites, to a Sustainability Director, raising awareness of the social, environmental, and economical benefits of green buildings.

Ms. Kocak's position on the USGBC-NCR's Board of Directors will offer her the opportunity to further her advocacy for sustainable construction practices within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region.

Clark is consistently ranked among the top green contractors in the nation. In 2013, the company secured the number two spot on Engineering News-Record's Top 400 Green General Contractor survey.