Each year, USGBC recognizes a number of outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement at the Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Currently CEO of Regenerative Ventures, David Gottfried is best known as the co-founder of USGBC and founder of the World Green Building Council. He was instrumental in the creation of LEED, which now certifies 1.85 million square feet of space every day in more than 160 countries. David continues to be one of the foremost leaders in the green building movement and serves as a catalyst for transformational start-ups, collaboration and inspiration. His personal and professional journey to bring about greater realization of how each of us impacts our environment, and how our environment impacts us has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.