Barry Giles

Barry was appointed CEO of BREEAM USA in May of 2016, and has taken the lead in developing the partnership between BuildingWise and BRE Group to create the BREEAM USA standard. In the early days of his career, Barry worked in virtually every aspect of the building industry —as an engineer, general contractor, systems operator and a facilities supervisor. He was a LEED for Existing Buildings pioneer and a founding member of its Core Committee, and has continued to assist the USGBC in the development of the LEED EB rating system in the years since as a LEED Fellow. Barry’s passion, innovative thinking, and candor make him a highly sought-after speaker, consultant and teacher. In 2009, he was invited by Mayor Gavin Newsom to be on San Francisco’s Green Building Task Force, which led to the city’s requirement of energy benchmarking for all existing buildings. Barry joined the ESUS Strategic Advisory Group in October 2017.