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Scot Horst

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow
Washington, DC

Scot Horst oversees LEED at the U.S. Green Building Council. He recently guided staff and volunteers in the development of LEED v4, and is chief inventor of the LEED Dynamic Plaque, a scoring device for whole building performance. Scot established LEED as a global benchmark through a global, regional and local growth strategy that includes the LEED International Roundtable, now comprised of thirty five countries and responsible for LEED technical development around the world.

Scot co-authored "An Integrative Design Guide to Green Building" and speaks widely on LEED and the future of green building. He serves as director or advisor to the Sustainable Building Alliance in Paris, the Resilient Design Institute, Cradle to Cradle, and the Buildings Retrofit and Finance Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum.

Prior to 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 chaired the LEED Steering Committee from 2005 to 2009, and served as a volunteer for USGBC for ten years.

Scot holds dual degrees in philosophy and voice performance from Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He sang opera professionally, and established a furniture design studio.

*Expert topics:* Leadership, LEED