For more than three decades Gail has been a catalyst for local, state and national initiatives advancing green building protocols, policies and prototypes. In 1989, Ms. Vittori developed the conceptual framework for what evolved as the City of Austin’s Green Builder Program, the first green building program in the world. In 2001, she convened the Green Guide for Health Care, catalyzing a revolution in healthcare design, construction and operations. She is the 2013 Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute and was the 2009 Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, and served on the USGBC Board from 2002-2010. Gail was Founding Chair of the LEED for Healthcare committee (2004-2008), and co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture with Robin Guenther, published by Wiley & Sons. She was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and was featured as an Innovator: Building a Greener World in TIME Magazine.