Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects since 1988, has been elected secretary of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves an 11-county area on the west coast of Florida extending from Citrus County to Collier County. There are three branches within the chapter, located in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Fort Myers.

The mission of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the USGBC is to lead the region toward sustainability by encouraging and advancing environmental friendly knowledge and values as it pertains to the building industry.

During his tenure with GMA, Buschle has led the company’s 20-year pursuit of sustainable design. He has implemented environmentally sound practices and oversees the firms LEED certification education program. In addition to the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Buschle is a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

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