David  Gottfried

David Gottfried

David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement: founding the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in 100 countries). The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations in the world. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with hundreds of thousands of green buildings in most of the world’s countries. USGBC alone has 15,000 organizational members representing 10 million employees. Over 180,000 professionals have passed its LEED Accredited Professional exam. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of three influential books: Explosion Green [releasing June 2014], Greed to Green and Greening My Life. He is the host and curator of the Explosion Green Live global virtual conference featuring 35 interviews by Gottfried of top green luminaries. www.explosiongreen.com