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USGBC Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review

The U.S. Green Building Council board of directors announced Sept. 8 that Mahesh Ramanujam will be stepping down as president and CEO of USGBC, Green Business Certification, Inc. and Arc Skoru, effective Nov. 1. 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 board has 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 to 2012 and as senior vice president of USGBC.

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