The Team

Peter Templeton

President & CEO

Peter has worked for over 25 years to accelerate global adoption of practices that enhance human health, environmental wellbeing and quality of life for all. As Senior Vice President of the U.S. Green Building Council, he directed organization-wide efforts to increase the reach and impact of market transformation activities around the world. He has lead the execution of strategic plans and partnerships that expand local capacity and deliver new tools for advancing smart, healthy, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable buildings and communities.

From 2009-2012, Peter served as the first President of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) which administers third-party project certification and professional credentialing in over 150 countries and territories for the LEED green building rating systems and other respected environmental leadership standards. During his tenure, GBCI certified over 200 million square meters of new and existing buildings, and awarded over 200,000 credentials to green building professionals worldwide.

Peter served previously as USGBC’s Senior Vice President of Education & Research, where he directed the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, LEED training and professional credentialing programs, and USGBC’s green building research initiatives. He joined USGBC as one of its first employees to support the launch of the LEED Rating System as Director of LEED & International Programs.

Prior to USGBC, Peter worked as a program manager and environmental planner on international development projects promoting sustainable land use and resource management best practices in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Peter holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves as a board member of the World Green Building Council, Sustentabilidad para México and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.