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Peter Templeton is Senior Vice President of Global Market Development for the U.S. Green Building Council where he works to expand the reach and effectiveness of market transformation efforts in communities worldwide.

From 2009-2012, he served as the first President of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) which administers third-party project certification and professional credentialing for the LEED green building rating systems. 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 in over 135 countries.

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 immediately following the launch of the LEED Rating System and served as Director of LEED & International Programs until July 2005.

Prior to joining USGBC, Peter worked as a program manager and environmental planner on international development projects promoting sustainable land use and resource management best practices.

Expert topic: International