Arch. Vessela Valtcheva – McGee
BULGARIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Vessela Valtcheva-McGee has extensive experience with sustainability in both practice and education. Serving as a founder and President of a chapter of the US Green Building Council in the United States, and as an officer of the executive committee for 6 years, Vessela acquired a unique set of skills in green building council development. In her capacity as an architect she has worked on numerous green building certification projects of national and international significance and as a consultant she managed the certification of building projects in most major rating systems in the US and Europe.
In 2008 Vessela joined partners to form Triple Green Building Group, LLC – a full service sustainability consulting and education, company. In 2010 The U.S. Green Building Council recognized Triple Green Building Group as an Authorized Education Delivery Partner providing the company with a license to deliver USGBC’s LEED curriculum courses for the international marketplace. Triple Green is recognized as one of a handful of trusted partners around the world who have obtained a license to deliver USGBC’s LEED curriculum. In addition Triple Green works with several major professional education development companies in the US and Europe to create courses on sustainability and provide both live facilitation and web based education programs.
Currently Vessela serves as a President of the Bulgarian Green Building Council. She works with education initiatives and represents BGBC at the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network, a coalition of green building councils working together to facilitate industry leadership and drive the transition to a sustainable economy.
In addition she is a founding partner of Triple Green Group and the managing partner of the European branch of the company which is based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Besides being a LEED AP since 2005, she is now a LEED Fellow which is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI for outstanding work as LEED professional and for the significance of her contributions to the green building community at large. Vessela is a BREEAM International Assessor, DGNB Auditor and EDGE Auditor.
Vessela Valtcheva-McGee holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she is an honorary guest lecturer.