July 23, 2014
Awards & Recognition

Clark's Director of Sustainability Earns Award from D.C. Mayor

BETHESDA, Md. – Clark's Director of Sustainability, Fulya Kocak, recently earned a Sustainability Award from Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray for her efforts as a leader and innovator in sustainable design and construction. The annual Sustainability Awards program recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses, schools, institutions, and organizations for their environmental leadership and contributions to the Mayor's goal of the District of  Columbia becoming the greenest, healthiest, and most livable city in the nation.

Ms. Kocak supports the Sustainable D.C. Plan as a volunteer, working with local green non-profit organizations and industry groups to promote sustainability. She also has been a leader in promoting the city's first green construction codes, dedicating her time and efforts as a member of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Green Building Technical Advisory Group, ensuring cost effectiveness, constructability, and applicability.

Currently, Ms. Kocak serves as the chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, National Capital Region, furthering the group's mission to engage, educate, and encourage the community to live within, and advance, a sustainable, ecologically restorative, and economically-prosperous built environment.

Ms. Kocak has made a direct impact on dozens of sustainable structures in and around Washington, D.C. As Clark's Director of Sustainability, she is responsible for the full scale of the company's green building activities. Ms. Kocak is focused on developing and implementing a consistent plan to reach Clark’s national sustainability goals, and constantly looking for ways to become a more sustainable company and offer our clients an expanded array of sustainability services.

Ms. Kocak has developed the company's Green Tool Kit, which ensures a consistent and efficient approach to sustainable construction among all Clark projects. Additionally, she implements best practices to strategically improve energy and water efficiency, limit land disturbance, reduce pollution, and increase construction waste recycling.

Last year alone, Clark put in place more than $713 million of green building space on Washington, D.C. projects that sought LEED certification.