Gail Vittori, co-director of Austin-based Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, has received this year’s Kate Hurst Leadership Award from The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Introduced last year in memory of USGBC’s senior vice president of conferences and events, the award recognizes an inspiring woman who embodies the spirit, strength and sentiment that Hurst brought to her own work. Vittori is a LEED Fellow and former USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) chair whose own work is focused on the intersection of sustainable design, green building and human health. She’s worked on public and private projects around the world, including Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, the first LEED Platinum-certified hospital in the world. The announcement came as part of USGBC’s 2020 Leadership Awards. The 10 individuals, companies, organizations and projects honored by the USGBC are at the forefront of green building and working to advance healthy, resilient and equitable buildings and communities. “Our 2020 Leadership Award recipients understand that by investing in healthy, green buildings and communities we are not only improving quality of life for people, but we are also taking steps to strengthen our businesses and economy,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and GBCI.