The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) has appointed Bud DeFlaviis to serve as its new executive director.

DeFlaviis will work with SBIC membership to support the organization's mission to promote high-performing commercial and residential buildings. He will also work on strategic fundraising, membership expansion and support, policy advocacy, and a variety of special projects. 

Prior to joining the SBIC, DeFlaviis served as the director of Government Affairs for the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, a 100-member trade association. In that role, he helped shape industry consensus on a number of key legislative initiatives. He also provided education and outreach support to policy makers and the general public about alternative energy technologies. These efforts resulted in increased appropriations, beneficial authorizations and new progressive tax policies that benefitted the industry.

Mr. DeFlaviis began working in Washington in 2001 as a press secretary for a senior member of Congress.   He earned his B.A. in Economics with a minor in political science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997.

For more information,