Peter Templeton, senior vice president of global market development at the U.S. Green Building Council, is joining the World Green Building Council’s board of directors as an incoming director.

“Peter has been a true champion of sustainability and has worked tirelessly to transform the industry and position green building as one of the most effective solutions to climate change,” said Terri Willis, CEO of WorldGBC. “It’s this commitment, expertise and strong leadership that has earned his place on our board of directors. Together with our fellow directors, I look forward to working with Peter further as we seek to create a world in which greener buildings lead to a better quality of life for everyone, everywhere.”

Templeton joins other leaders in the building and construction industries from 15 Green Building Councils around the world, such as Australia, India and the United Kingdom. The WorldGBC Board of Directors guides the strategy of the organization and its mission to advocate green building leadership at the country level.

“The WorldGBC is a unifying force behind our movement, and I’m both honored and excited by the opportunity to help build upon its legacy,” Templeton said. “The benefits from green building can be realized through the collaborative efforts of Green Building Councils around the globe. I’m looking forward to working with the councils to help amplify their efforts to push social and environmental change in markets worldwide.”

Templeton has previously served as the first president of Green Business Certification Inc., where during his tenure the company awarded more than 200,000 credentials to green building professionals in more than 135 countries. He joined the U.S. Green Building Council as one of its first employees following the launch of LEED and served as director for LEED and international programs until 2005.