– President Bill Clinton
David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement: founding the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in over 100 countries). The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations in the world. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with about 300,000 green buildings totaling about 15 billion square feet in most of the world’s countries.
Gottfried serves as the CEO of Regenerative Ventures and its Regenerative Network, and Gottfried Institute – a functional medicine science-based company.
Gottfried had previous tenures as a real estate developer and construction manager, and has served as a strategic adviser to over a hundred global organizations. His career spans 30 years serving the global building and health industry. Gottfried’s degree is in Engineering and Resource Management from Stanford University, where he serves as a frequent lecturer.
Gottfried has received numerous leadership awards, including the WorldGBC Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award and the Northern California USGBC Superhero Award, both given out annually in Gottfried’s name. He is a global keynote speaker and the author of three influential books: Greed to Green, Greening My Life and Explosion Green. Gottfried’s former residence was the highest rated LEED Platinum home in the world.
Huston is a registered architect with many years of experience in the sustainable design of buildings, communities and businesses. Prior to his role with Regenerative Network, for six years he was a Principal with the Green Development Services team at Rocky Mountain Institute, and served as founding Secretary and Executive Director of the World Green Building Council. Huston worked with David previously as the Director of Building Futures Services, served as “EarthSmart Ambassador” for Portland General Electric (PGE), and was a senior project architect at Gensler. Huston has a BArch degree from Cornell University, and is a LEED AP, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and a former Certified Construction Specifier (CCS).