4 October 2011 – David Gottfried, founder of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system in the 1990s, has received an entrepreneurship award from the World Green Building Council.

Chairman of the World GBC Tony Arnel said Mr Gottfried had been selected for his distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the global green building industry.

Mr Gottfried was first president of the US Green Building Council.

Recognition of Service Awards were also presented to retiring board members for their contributions to the World GBC and the green building industry.

They were:  César Treviño, President of the Mexico GBC; Dr Chilin Cheng, founder and board member of the Chinese-Taipei Green Building Council and Parasu Raman, founder of the India GBC.