David Gottfried

24 June 2014 — Founder of the US and World Green Building Councils David Gottfried has released his memoir of the 20-year growth trajectory of the green building movement.

Explosion Green charts the story of how a global organisation with a presence in around 170 countries grew from a three-man start-up in California.

In an online video about the book, Gottfried says the Green Building Council in the US has provided sustainability credentials for approximately 170,000 projects, and trained and certified 2300 green building professionals.

By 2016, he says the market share of green building in the multi-trillion dollar US building sector is expected to be around $200 billion.

Green Explosion is available online.