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Building Perspective goes back to our roots as we interview the founder of WorldGBC

Over twenty years ago, David Gottfried founded the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

In this special edition of our Building Perspective interview series, David, who is known as a father and pioneer of the global green building movement, shares his unique insight and knowledge on the past, the present and the future of creating a sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.

View the full interview here. 

About Building Perspective

Hosted by Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC, Building Perspective showcases global sustainability leadership in the built environment, as well as the human stories behind the success.

The Building Perspective series will run monthly throughout 2021. Subscribe to the series.

About the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)

WorldGBC catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas — climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity — we are a global action network of 70 Green Building Councils around the world.

As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a zero emission, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.


Tessa Eydmann-Peel, PR and Communications Coordinator, World Green Building Council  +44 (0) 7932491571