USGBC Names New President

October 6, 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have appointed Peter Templeton president and CEO.

Templeton has served USGBC and its partner organization GBCI for more than two decades in various strategic leadership positions. He has led both organizations on an interim basis for the past year. Prior to joining USGBC, Templeton worked as a program manager and environmental planner on international development projects promoting sustainable land use and resource management best practices.

“We must accelerate action on the climate crisis,” said Aaron Bernstein, chair of the USGBC board of directors. “Peter has worked tirelessly throughout his career to advance green building and in doing so combat climate change and protect our health. Our boards are thrilled that he has agreed to take on the CEO role at this critical juncture in the history of the green building movement.”