David Gottfried, Founder USGBC
Regenerative Ventures, WorldBuild Consulting
Berkeley, CA

Founder USGBC / author LEED rating system / global sustainability voice
One of the founders of the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993 and its first president. Launched World Green Building Council in 2002 currently with affiliated councils in 50 countries.  Launched U.S. Regenerative Networks as green building consortium including leading product manufacturers and service providers.

  • Wrote original white paper for the LEED Rating System
  • Author of Greed to Green: The Transformation of an Industry and a Life
  • Early advocate of business growth and profitability through sustainable practices.
  • Founding chairman of ASTM Green Building Committee
  • Visionary spokesperson for sustainability including educating next generation.
  • Renovated 1915 Craftsman bungalow certified LEED Platinum with one of highest rating scores achieved.