Grant Olear | U.S. Green Building Council
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Grant Olear

  • AP-GA Certified
Washington , DC

Grant is an International Specialist on the Advocacy team at USGBC. He has been with the organization since starting as an intern in 2014. His work includes supporting USGBC's various international engagements such as with the Building Efficiency Accelerator under the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) umbrella, providing information and guidance to on-the-ground staff in foreign markets, overseeing legislative activity in the New England states, researching and writing on policy developments, partner coordination, and management of USGBC's Public Policy Library; an interactive platform that allows users to search for policies related to green building and LEED at the Federal, State, and Local levels. Grant is based at USGBC Headquarters in Washington, D.C..

Previously, Grant has worked on number of projects including serving as the lead researcher and author on the Green Building City Market Briefs - a cooperative project between USGBC, C40, and World GBC, leading the development of the USGBC Public Policy
Library, writing numerous blogs on a wide-range of topics, and helping to
monitor and log metrics on Advocacy Team performance.

Grant is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he earned a
bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a special focus on
sustainable development and international policy. After graduating, Grant
worked in the construction industry where he gained hands-on experience in
the built environment. While working construction he gained a better
understanding of how contractors and developers address and solve problems.