STO Building Group’s Vice President of Sustainability, Jennifer Taranto, Named 2023 LEED Fellow By USGBC
Jennifer Taranto, STOBG’s Vice President of Sustainability, has been named a 2023 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), demonstrating an unwavering passion for creating better building practices in the construction industry.
Jennifer Taranto brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and construction. She joined Structure Tone in 2001 as a superintendent and project manager before becoming STO Building Group’s Vice President of Sustainability. She ensures that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles are incorporated into client projects and STOBG organizational strategy.
Representing the top of their fields in green building design, engineering, and development, the LEED Fellow title is one of the most prestigious designations awarded by Green Business Certification, Inc. to LEED Accredited Professionals who have demonstrated exceptional LEED-related impacts, such as significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, and advocacy for LEED, for at least ten years. Candidates for LEED Fellows are also nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review of their portfolios by an evaluation committee comprised of current LEED Fellows.
As a founder of the non-profit, Built Environment Plus, and the current Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors, Jennifer is a recognized sustainable construction leader and frequent speaker. She has been recognized by the International WELL Building Institute with their WELL AP award in 2018 and the WELL Faculty award in 2019, 2020, and 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University.
“I’m proud to be named a #LEEDFellow. Like the green building industry, my career has evolved,” says Taranto. “I’m grateful for the purpose-driven projects we build with our STO Building Group teams, partners, and clients. Critical to my journey is the inspiration from my family, my colleagues, and countless sustainability professionals I’ve met along the way.”