Peter Templeton Named President & CEO of USGBC & GBCI

Washington, DC, October 7, 2022-Peter Templeton has been named president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), appointed. 

As president and CEO of both USGBC and GBCI, Templeton will direct the organizations’ efforts to increase the reach and impact of green building and green business market transformation activities around the world. The company said he will build on his work over the past 25 years to accelerate the global adoption of practices that improve human health, environmental wellbeing and quality of life for all.

Templeton has played a leading role in the development, launch and ongoing operation of the LEED program-the most widely used and respected green building program in the world-which developers, corporations and governments have leveraged to dramatically reduce their environmental footprints. LEED provides a comprehensive, globally-recognized framework for healthy, high-performing green buildings, communities and cities.

Templeton has served at USGBC and its partner organization GBCI for over 20 years. During the past year, he has led the organizations on an interim basis. Templeton has dedicated the entirety of his career to successfully driving behavior change to improve public health and the environment in communities worldwide.