Kay Killmann is Managing Director of GBCI Europe. GBCI recognizes excellence in the green business industry performance through its exclusive administration of sustainability benchmark systems, such as LEED. He is also the co-founder of the German Green Building Association (GGBA), a non-profit advocating the LEED and other GBCI benchmarks in Germany. Having worked for over 15 years as an architect and consultant in the US, UK and Germany, Kay leverages his depth of professional experiences in building certification, construction and design to engage GBCI Europe's diverse stakeholders. Kay earned an engineering degree in architecture from the University of Applied Science at Aachen, Germany. Curiosity, and a bit of wanderlust, led him to California where he gained invaluable architecture experience. In 2006, Kay eagerly embarked on the LEED path, grateful to have found a career match for his sustainability passion. His sustainability efforts extend far beyond the office. He is an avid bike commuter, up-cycler, urban gardener and diligent father constantly reminding his kids to „turn off the lights“.