WASHINGTON – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced that Peter Templeton will assume the new role of president of GBCI. In his role at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Templeton was vital to the early development of the LEED green building certification system, the launch of the LEED Accredited Professional (LEEP AP) program, the expansion of USGBC’s educational programming, and the successful spin-off of GBCI earlier this year.

“Peter’s long history of exceptional leadership within the green building movement makes him the ideal President of GBCI,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Peter has been integrally involved in both USGBC’s biggest milestones and its day-to-day achievements, and he will bring the same commitment to the integrity of the work to his new role.”

Most recently, Templeton has served as senior vice president of Education & Research for the USGBC, where he led the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, LEED training and professional certification programs, and green building research initiatives.

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