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USGBC will change leaders, conduct strategic review

Aims to ensure organization is ‘well positioned to scale its work in the post-pandemic world’.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | September 15, 2021
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The U.S. Green Building Council says it will seek a new CEO and conduct a strategic review of its activities.

Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down as president and CEO of USGBC, Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) and Arc Skoru, effective Nov. 1, 2021, according to a USGBC news release. “This announcement comes as a 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 release says.

“This strategic review will ensure the organization is well positioned to scale its work in the post-pandemic world that has made unprecedented public and private sector commitments to advancing health, decarbonization, and ESG goals through green building,” the release says.

The USGBC board appointed Peter Templeton, the current president and CEO of Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to serve as USGBC’s interim president and CEO, while it conducts a formal CEO search. Templeton previously served as the first president of GBCI from 2009-2012 and as senior vice president of USGBC.

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