About

david-gottfried

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 hundreds of thousands of green buildings in most of the world’s countries.  USGBC alone has 15,000 organizational members representing 13 million employees. Over 200,000 professionals have passed its LEED Accredited Professional and Green Associate exams.

Gottfried serves as the CEO of Regenerative Ventures and Gottfried Institute. Regen Ventures help found and accelerate greentech start-up companies and advises leading global building industry legacy organizations. Its Regenerative Network serves as an accelerator for 22 disruptive green building technology companies. Representative past clients include: Dreamworks, Starbucks, Genentech, Apple, Stanford University, the State of California and the government of China.

Gottfried Institute specializes in finding and advocating hormone cures under the guidance of Sara Gottfried, MD, two time New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. The company offers over a dozen digital products and training courses as well as its own brand of shakes, bars and supplements.

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 since 1995. His career spans over 30 years serving the global building industry. Gottfried’s degree is in Engineering and Resource Management from Stanford University, where he serves as a regular lecturer.

Gottfried has received numerous leadership awards, including the WorldGBC Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award: the Award is now given out annually in Gottfried’s name, as is the USGBC Northern California Chapter’s Super Hero Award. He was named to the Purpose Economy 100 for his pioneering work in building USGBC.

Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of three influential books: Explosion Green [2014], Greening My Life [20 and Greed to Green [2004]. Explosion Green is an Amazon #1 bestseller and won three distinguished 2014 Indie Awards: Second Place Grand Prize for nonfiction, Winner Best Business and Best Memoir books.

David Gottfried is also a modern art painter, with shows throughout the Bay Area. Gottfried’s former residence was the highest rated LEED Platinum home in the world.

Explosion Green