David Gottfried, best known as the father of the global green building movement
David Gottfried who is best known as the father of the global green building movement, having founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council (with Green Building Councils in 100 countries and the fastest growing non-profit in the world) joins the Green Business Podcast Show.
- Can you sketch out the nature of the global green building industry?
- How did you create the green building council (GBC) movement, now in over 100 countries?
- What are the top 3 drivers to the GBC global expansion and impact?
- What’s the future for green entrepreneurs?
- What are you most passionate about now?
David Gottfried is a catalyst for transformation. His work has impacted the global building industry more than almost any other, having founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Council, with GBCs in 100 countries.
Gottfried’s work tenure has included real estate development, construction management, building ownership and property management, strategic consulting, network management and venture start-ups. Gottfried earned his degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University, where he serves as a regular lecturer.
Gottfried has written three distinguished memoirs, with his latest work, Explosion Green, releasing in June 2014. He recently expanded his creativity into modern art painting. His work combines many elements of nature, light, relationship duality and hope. Gottfried has two annual awards given out in his name. They include: the World Green Building Council Global Green-building Entrepreneur Award and the Northern California USGBC Super Hero Special Achievement Award. He lives with his family in Berkeley, CA.
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