- AP-BDC Certified
Senior Vice President, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council
Scot Horst leads all functions related to LEED at the U.S. Green Building
Council. His passion is to connect LEED to a new generation of building
performance outcomes. Scot is also deeply committed to the global development
of LEED. He led the establishment of LEED as a global benchmark in 2009 and
organized the LEED International Roundtable in 2010.
Scot sits on the board of the Sustainable Building Alliance in Paris, the
Advisory Board of Cradle to Cradle, and the Buildings Retrofit and Finance
Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum. He is co-author of the
book, "An Integrative Design Guide to Green Building" and speaks widely on
LEED and the future of green building.
Before joining USGBC, Scot was President of 7group, a leading green building
consultancy, and Athena Institute International, a non-profit dedicated to
the life cycle assessment of buildings. He served as a volunteer at USGBC for
ten years and led the development of LEED v3 as Chair of the LEED Steering
Scot maintains a furniture design studio. He began his career as an opera
singer. He holds dual degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Voice
Performance and Oberlin College in Philosophy.
*Expert topics:* Leadership, LEED