Duygu Erten | U.S. Green Building Council
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Duygu Erten

  • AP-BDC Certified

Dr. Erten is a graduate of Boğaziçi University in İstanbul, Turkey where
she earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University and
worked as a research fellow at Princeton University. She is a Licence Civil
Engineer (PE) in USA. She worked as a projectmanager on Program Management
teams managing large, complex projects for amultinational firms in USA. She
was an adjunct professor at the University ofSouthern California (USC) and
authored several papers. She later received her degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Sustainability LeadershipProgram.

Upon her return to Turkey, Dr. Erten co-founded Green Building Council of
Turkey, part of a global non-profit organization supporting to design and
build high-performance buildings established to create market transformation
in building industry and she serves as the Vice President of the Board
responsible for International Relations. She served as the director of
Clinton Climate Initiative in İstanbul and several committees including
Ministry of Construction and Settlements Sustainability Committee. She also
represents Turkey on the LEED-International roundtable of USGBC.

In 2010 she founded TURKECO Construction and Energy Inc. to manage green
communities and building projects and advise on the leading environmental
assessment metodologies. She received the WGBC President's AWARD in 2012 for
her contributions to global sustainability movement. Her second global award
came in 2017. She is the recipient of 10 most powerful women in
Sustainability Leadership award (WSLA) in 2017.

USGBC Faculty are the official instructors of USGBC's instructor-led
workshops working with USGBC's education delivery partners.
Dr. Erten is a P.E., LEED AP BD+C, USGBC LEED Faculty, BREEAM Fellow, CEEQUAL
Assessor, and WELL Faculty.