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Senior Vice President, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council
Scot Horst leads all functions related to LEED at the U.S. Green Building Council. He is currently leading a team in the development and deployment of the LEED Dynamic Plaque. Scot is 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 LEED Steering Committee from 2005 to 2009.
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