Industry Transformation


International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)

Greg co-founded and served 8 years as Founding Chair of IPMVP, now the international industry standard for efficiency design and documentation and the basis for over $50 billion in energy efficiency investments. He managed all aspects of industry-wide standard development, including (with the Association of Energy Engineers) the creation of the international training and certification standard for industry professionals (CMPV). IPMVP allows off-balance-sheet efficiency financing, has been translated into 10 languages, is a required design basis for all US federal buildings, and serves as the technical efficiency design standard for LEED. For more see the IPMVP Wikipedia page.

Greening Our Built World

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

Greg served as Founding Chair of the National Chapter of the US Green Building Council. He also served on the LEED Steering Committee for 7 years and was Founding Chair of the Technical Advisory Group on Energy and Atmosphere where he shaped minimum energy performance and re-weighting around climate change. In 2011, Greg was the recipient of first US Green Building Council Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the author of some of the most quoted and influential studies on costs and benefits of green buildings:

The Cost and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings (2003)

Greening America’s Schools: Costs and Benefits (2006)

Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies (2010).

Enterprise Green Communities

Enterprise Community Partners

Greg served as Principal Advisor to Enterprise Community Partners, a billion-dollar affordable housing developer, to guide the firm’s CEO and top management in creating Green Communities, a comprehensive, cost-effective standard for green and healthy design. Enterprise Green Communities has been used as the basis in the design of over 75,000 units of affordable housing. It has become the national (and increasingly the international) design standard for green affordable housing.

World Bank

World Bank Group

Greg was hired by World Bank to help design major new green building investment program ($500 million in 2014). Greg helped design and develop the program’s Governance structure, including setting out country partner governance structure and process, determining documentation requirements, and establishing relations with World Green Building Council.

Greg initiated and Co-Chairs CO2toEE, an initiative to change the cap-and-trade markets to reward building owners, schools and businesses with the value of the CO2 reductions that result from their energy efficiency investments. By rewarding the CO2 value of the EE reduction to the investor, this mechanism would result in more than 10x larger price signal than the status quo. The initiative has broad industry, business, government and legislative support. By adding a second financial incentive to investors in energy efficiency, CO2toEE will transform the market for energy efficiency products and services. Greg’s Co-Chair is Don Kennedy, former President of Stanford University and former Editor in Chief of Science. Visit the CO2toEE page to learn more.