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Brendan Owens, LEED AP, P.E.

Vice-President, LEED Technical Development

Brendan is USGBC’s vice president of LEED® technical development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees to evolve and refine USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System. During his time at USGBC, Brendan has led development activities for several LEED rating systems including the most recent LEED 2009 technical updates. Brendan is a delegate to the UNEP/SBCI (United Nations Environmental Programme Sustainable Buildings & Construction Initiative) Think Tank on Benchmarking Sustainable Buildings and represents USGBC on the executive committee for Standard 189.1. He is also on the board of directors for the New Buildings Institute. Prior to joining USGBC, Brendan worked designing, implementing and verifying performance contract based energy conservation projects in existing buildings. Brendan is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

US Green Building Council

USGBC’s Building Performance Partnership (BPP) engages commercial and residential LEED building owners and managers in an effort to optimize the performance of buildings through data collection, analysis and action. This partnership among USGBC and the thousands of LEED project owners will result in the population of a comprehensive green building performance database, enable standardization of reporting metrics and analytics, and establish new performance benchmarks. USGBC’s BPP participants are eligible for annual performance reports, report cards and real-time data interfaces to aid in their building performance goals. Together, USGBC and BPP participants will transform the way the world views building operations.