LEED rating developer USGBC marks a milestone on Wall Street

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

U.S. Green Building Council officials mustered at the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their group’s chartering and open the June 8 trading day. Beyond the milestone observance, the Wall Street event highlights the Council’s role in spawning the green building industry through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design rating and certification program. 

Peter Templeton performs the honors at 9:30 a.m. EST.

“We are honored to be invited to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, along with our Platinum level member Bank of America, which has been a partner and member since 1997,” said USGBC President and CEO Peter Templeton. “This event represents the collective impact of all our members, partners, and stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to drive sustainability and make a positive difference in communities worldwide. We are proud of what we have achieved together and remain committed to our mission of creating a sustainable and regenerative future.”

For over three decades, he added, USGBC has been at the forefront of promoting environmentally responsible practices, shaping policies, and setting standards for green building. Through LEED, the Council and green building community have revolutionized the construction industry, fostering a global benchmark for sustainability and driving sustainable building practice adoption in over 180 countries. The NYSE Opening Bell ceremony signifies USGBC’s commitment to working with leading publicly traded corporations and organizations from all sectors to transform the building industry and deliver healthier, more environmentally responsible spaces.

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