9 April 2013 — The US Green Building Council has appointed Dan Winters as senior research fellow for Business Strategy and Finance. Mr Winters is a 20-year veteran of real estate finance and one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the financial industry. He is a recipient of the 2012 USGBC Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellowship and will use his background in institutional real estate finance, alongside his capital market perspectives, to foster and strengthen the growing relationships between the green building and investment communities. He will play an important ongoing role in USGBC’s newly released Green Building Information Gateway, a global platform for green building insights and innovation. “Developing advanced solutions such as GBIG drives market transparency, which can reduce information asymmetry and address capital market failures. Increasing engagement with the investment community allows USGBC to strengthen industry mindshare and further its mission,” he said. Prior to joining USGBC, Mr Winters was founder of Evolution Partners, a real estate advisory firm specialising in the financial aspects of environmentally responsible real estate projects. He was primary author of the Green Building Financial Underwriting Standard on behalf of the Capital Markets Partnership, and he worked with North American real estate firms to maximise the financial return of their sustainability efforts.