- 5 years ago
Renaissance man for sure! 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. No organizations have likely reduced global warming more or helped reduce ecological footprint. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with over 15 billion square feet of green buildings and millions of professionals playing in this new “sandbox.”
Gottfried serves as the CEO of Regenerative Ventures and its Regenerative Network (RN). The company serves as an incubator and business development accelerator for disruptive green building technologies. RV/RN focuses on newly emerging products, systems and technologies that offer enhanced financial returns, while accelerating global transformation.
David also crafted the vision and model for the LEED green building rating system-now adopted in 130 countries. Today, the USGBC community is comprised of 15,000 member organizations and 80 regional chapters. It