About David Gottfried

David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement: founding the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in over 100 countries). The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations in the world. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with hundreds of thousands of green buildings and accredited professionals in most of the world’s countries: a multi-trillion dollar market.



Gottfried serves as the CEO of Regen360. The 20 year old company helps accelerate commerce and adoption of advanced greentech products and methodologies for leading global organizations. Representative past clients include: Dreamworks, Starbucks, Genentech, Apple, Stanford University, the State of California and the government of China.

David also serves as the CEO of Reset360 which formulates and distributes hormone-balancing and anti-aging books, courses and nutritional shakes, bars and supplements. The company’s products are guided by Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, a New York Time bestselling author and global integrative medicine authority.

David Gottfried had previous tenures as a real estate developer and construction manager, and has served as a strategic adviser to over a hundred global organizations over the past 30 years. Gottfried’s degree is in Engineering and Resource Management from Stanford University.

Gottfried has received numerous leadership awards, including the WorldGBC Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award [now given out annually in Gottfried’s name], USGBC’s Leadership Award and the USGBC Northern California Chapter’s Super Hero Award. He was inducted into the Green Industry Hall of Fame and named to the Purpose Economy 100 for his pioneering work.

Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of three influential books including the award winning bestseller Explosion Green [2014]. He also wrote Greening My Life [2011] and Greed to Green [2004].

Gottfried is a modern art painter having exhibited in shows throughout the Bay Area. Gottfried’s former residence was the highest rated LEED Platinum home in the world. He lives in Berkeley California with his wife and two daughters.