San Francisco-based BREEAM USA, a provider of one of the world’s most widely used green building rating systems, announced that Derek Young has been hired as the company’s first director of business development. The role was created to embody the company’s mission of building a better world together by supporting the BREEAM brand with existing buildings across the American marketplace. As director of business development, Young will assume responsibility to develop new growth opportunities and work to meet customers’ needs while remaining focused on BREEAM USA customers’ business goals and to help clients achieve corporate social responsibility targets. Young is a veteran sustainability and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. He has helped to start and lead CSR and sustainability programs at several corporations including FedEx Office, TGI Fridays and Aggregate Industries. Prior to joining BREEAM USA, he ran his own consulting company focused on sustainability issues and served clients including Sustainable Solutions Corporation, GreenCircle Certified, The American Forest Foundation and VF Brands. Young also has vast experience in sustainability strategy, energy and water efficiency, infrastructure development, green building, nonprofit partnerships and charitable giving.