USGBC’s Peter Templeton Joins World Green Building Council Board


As a member of the Board of Directors, Templeton will help guide the strategy of the WorldGBC

WASHINGTON – June 23, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — World Green Building Council Board of Directors. Templeton was appointed to the Board for his leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in the U.S. and around the world.

“Peter has been a true champion of sustainability, and has worked tirelessly to transform the industry and position green building as a one of the most effective solutions to climate change,” said Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council. “It is this commitment, expertise and strong leadership that has earned his place on our Board of Directors. Together with our fellow directors, I look forward to working with Peter further as we to seek to create a world in which greener buildings lead to a better quality of life for everyone, everywhere.”

Templeton joins an influential group in the building and construction industry. The WorldGBC Board of Directors comprises senior leaders from 15 Green Building Councils around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Jordan, Singapore, and the U.K. The Board guides the strategy of the WorldGBC and ensures that it successfully delivers on its mission to champion green building leadership at the country level and foster a network of knowledge, inspiration and practical support for member countries.

“The WorldGBC is a unifying force behind our movement and I am both honored and excited by the opportunity to help build upon its legacy,” said Templeton. “The benefits from green building can be realized through the collaborative efforts of Green Building Councils around the globe. I am looking forward to working with the councils to help amplify their efforts to push social and environmental change in markets worldwide.”

In his current role at USGBC, Templeton works to expand the reach and effectiveness of market transformation efforts in communities worldwide. Previously, he served as the first president of GBCI, which administers third-party project certification and professional credentialing for LEED. During his tenure, GBCI certified over 200 million square meters of new and existing buildings, and awarded more than 200,000 credentials to green building professionals in more than 135 countries.

Previously, Templeton served as USGBC’s senior vice president of education and research. He joined USGBC as one of its first employees immediately following the launch of LEED and served as the director for LEED and international programs until July 2005. Prior to joining USGBC, Peter worked as a program manager and environmental planner on international development projects promoting sustainable land use and resource management best practices.

Marisa Long
Public Relations & Communications Director
U.S. Green Building Council

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