President, U.S. Green Building Council, U.S. Green Building Council
As President of the U.S. Green Building Council, Roger Platt is responsible for overseeing the policy aspects of the increasingly global adoption of green building and urban development practices, including those recognized by the LEED green building program. Roger maintains non-partisan policy relationships with the World Green Building Council, the United Nations Environment Program, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the C40-Clinton Climate Initiative among others.
Roger is the voice of USGBC before federal and state agencies, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals, city halls and county commissions across the country. He is USGBC’s liaison responsible for advancing its views on the environmental and market benefits of green schools, green affordable housing, sustainable communities, and green buildings.
Before joining USGBC, Roger spent 15 years as senior vice president and counsel with the Real Estate Roundtable, and prior to that was a consultant to President William Jefferson Clinton's then newly formed Corporation for National and Community Service. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of San Francisco School of Law and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he helped found and chaired the ULI Sustainable Development Council from 2001-2004, and the ULI Responsible Property Investment Council from 2010-2012. Roger currently serves on the Board of the World Green Building Council where he is chair of the Policy Committee.
Expert topic: Leadership, Advocacy, LEED Residential