Last week, the United States Green Building Council president and CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, announced that he will be stepping down from his position, effective November 1, 2021.
According to an article by Facility Executive “The announcement is part of the organization’s review of its structure, go-to-market strategy, and leadership to optimize the organizations’ support of the green building community, expand the green building marketplace, increase access to sustainable, healthy and resilient places, and ensure organizational excellence.
The USGBC Board of Directors has appointed Peter Templeton, the current President and CEO of Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as interim president while they search for a new CEO.
“We are at a critical inflection point in the global climate crisis and the green building movement,” said Templeton. “The urgency and importance of USGBC’s work to prepare and enable resilient, sustainable cities, communities, and buildings around the world cannot be overstated. I look forward to working alongside the USGBC team and community to transform USGBC’s strong legacy of leadership into the platform of partnership, collaboration and innovation we need to advance a prosperous and equitable future.”