Peter B. Smith
Title: Senior Vice President, Global Market Development
Organization: International WELL Building Institute
Location: New York, NY
Peter Smith is engaged with industry leading organizations and institutions seeking to transform their real estate portfolios to enhance health, sustainability, and business metrics. As Senior Vice President at IWBI, Peter oversees a team driving the global growth and adoption of WELL Certification, the first performance-based building standard to exclusively focus on human health. Under his leadership, WELL has scaled to over 4,000 projects encompassing half a billion square feet in over 50 countries across the world. Peter is also an active speaker and educator, promoting health in the built environment and workplace experience at industry events and technical workshops.
Previously, Peter served as Vice President of Delos Solutions, a team of consultants and subject matter experts incorporating health and wellness strategies into pioneering WELL Certification projects. Working closely with Delos Labs, an internal research group, he identified best-in-class design solutions, products and technologies to improve the built environment and optimize for human health, well-being, and environmental sustainability.
Peter has an extensive background in building science and energy efficiency best practices. Prior to joining Delos and IWBI, he worked as a Sustainability Consultant at Steven Winter Associates, an industry leading green building consulting firm. Focusing on affordable housing in the greater New York City area, Peter worked with multifamily developers and designers to implement sustainable design principles and energy efficiency measures into new construction projects and validate high-performance building criteria.
Peter is a graduate of Columbia Business School where he earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the executive program and Colgate University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Economics. He also maintains accreditations for WELL AP™ and WELL Faculty™ and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).