"Martha Graham, the great dancer and choreographer, once described the creative process as "blessed unrest." The same could be said for David Gottfried. Anyone who knows David can feel the energy. It is a toe-tapping, eye-flashing kinetic that takes on any challenge. What he took on was the building industry and its relationship to living systems. He founded and helped build the most important green trade organization in the world. There is virtually no second place. No organization has had a bigger impact on the environment than this one..."

—Paul Hawken
Author, Ecology of Commerce