Brendan Owens

Chief of Engineering | U.S. Green Building Council

Brendan is a senior vice president for strategic partnership and growth. 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 and is currently focused on development of LEED v4.

Brendan is USGBC’s vice president of LEED® technical development. In this role, he collaborates with volunteer technical committees to advance the technical content of USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System.

Brendan oversees strategic development and integration of rating systems at USGBC. In this role Brendan collaborates with teams developing tools that transform the way we design, build and operate the built environment. He led the effort to establish the system goals for LEED v4 and is building on this work as the foundation to integrate other programs USGBC collaborates on.

Brendan is a board member of the New Buildings Institute and is deputy director of the center for cycling technology at USGBC. Additionally, Brendan volunteers as a board member of the foundation USGBC is partnering with to build the William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center in Port au Prince, Haiti.

Brendan is proud to serve as an advisor to the Honor’s College at his alma mater Purdue University. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Fellow.