Wall Street backdrop suits LEED developer’s milestone celebration

PHOTO: New York Stock Exchange
USGBC CEO Peter Templeton, colleagues and Council sponsors open Big Board trading.

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

“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, 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 related building practice adoption in 180-plus 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.