Peter Templeton

Treasurer of the Board
U.S. Green Building Council


Peter Templeton is Senior Vice President of Global Market Development for the U.S. Green Building Council where he directs organisation-wide efforts to increase the reach and impact of USGBC’s market transformation activities through local capacity building and programmatic expansion. He leads the development of strategic plans and partnerships to serve USGBC stakeholders effectively in over 150 countries and territories, and to create new tools and standards that advance smart, healthy, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable buildings and communities.

From 2009-2012, Peter served as the first President of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) which administers third-party project certification and professional credentialing for the LEED green building rating systems and other respected industry standards. During his tenure, GBCI certified over 200 million square meters of new and existing buildings, and awarded over 200,000 credentials to green building professionals worldwide.

Peter served previously as USGBC’s Senior Vice President of Education & Research, where he directed the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, LEED training and professional credentialing programs, and USGBC’s green building research initiatives. He joined USGBC as one of its first employees to support the launch of the LEED Rating System and served as Director of LEED & International Programs until July 2005.

Prior to joining USGBC, Peter worked as a program manager and environmental planner on international development projects promoting sustainable land use and resource management best practices.