Christine Ervin

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Christine Ervin "is a nationally respected leader and spokesperson on market-based strategies for green buildings, clean energy and climate change. Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council during the creation of the LEED® green-building standard, Christine is widely credited for being a major force in transforming the building industry in the U.S. toward sustainable practices. Previously, she was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Assistant Secretary of Energy for the nation's $1 billion portfolio of clean-energy technologies, a post she assumed after leading Oregon's Department of Energy. For nearly 20 years, she has championed strategies to better reflect environmental costs and benefits in private markets -- a focus which continues in her Portland-based consultancy and speaking engagements." [1]

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  1. Team, Greener World Media, accessed September 8, 2008.
  2. Advisory Board, American Council on Renewable Energy, accessed April 19, 2009.