Rob Watson by 3s0SZiA

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									Rob Watson, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Scientist of EcoTech International
(ETI). The “Founding Father of LEED,” Watson is an international leader in
the green building movement. Author Tom Friedman calls Rob "one of the
best environmental minds in America."

A Senior Scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council for 21
years, Rob founded ETI in 2007 to address global demand for green building
technologies and services. Watson also currently serves as Executive Editor
of GreenerBuildings.com.

Watson is a former Director of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the
national non-profit organization that manages the LEED (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design) standard. Under Rob’s direction, LEED
became the largest and fastest-growing international standard by which
green buildings are measured.

Among numerous international awards for his work, Watson is the only
foreigner honored for Green Building Innovation by the Chinese Ministry of
Construction and received the first lifetime achievement award from the U.S.
Green Building Council.

Mr. Watson received his MBA from Columbia University and has a Masters of
Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from
Dartmouth College where he was a Senior Fellow.

He is married to Green Schools Alliance Founder Margaret Howard Watson
and has an 11-year-old son, Max.

								
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