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USGBC creates new position for Roger Platt

August 11, 2009
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Roger Platt will serve as the senior vice-president of global policy and law — a new position in the organization effective September 1, 2009, according to a press release.
Platt joins the USGBC after 15 years as senior vice president and counsel with the Real Estate Roundtable, which represents the leaders of America’s top public and privately owned real estate entities on public policy issues, the release stated.
Platt has worked with such organizations as: The Clinton Climate Initiative’s global program on large energy retrofits; Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy on multi-species land use planning; the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Smart Growth America on smarter growth, including the recycling of Brownfield properties; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the launch of the Energy Star Building Label program; the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on tax incentives for ultra-efficient commercial buildings; and the NRDC and USGBC on how greener, more efficient buildings can be part of the solution to energy and climate protection challenges, the release noted.
Roger received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, the release added.
Platt said: "USGBC is clearly setting the agenda for how the wholesale shift to greener, more efficient buildings and communities will happen,” said Platt. “And they’ve done it by being clear in their vision and relentless in their execution. I’ve been inspired by the partnerships we’ve done together and impressed by the organization’s management from my seat on the USGBC board. To be able to contribute more directly to that success in this new role is very exciting."
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