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Shrinking Carbon and Growing Opportunities
Alex Hoyt / ECOBUILDINGpulse / August 7, 2013
From his work in architecture and solar design to his work founding Architecture 2030 and the 2030 Challenge, Edward Mazria, FAIA, has long been recognized as a leading voice in mobilizing the architecture and design community in repsonse to climate change. In recognition of his dedication to sustainability, in 2009, Mazria was named the inaugural winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The award, which carries a $50,000 cash prize, recognizes extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States.
In the first of a three-part series checking in on past Hanley Award winners, we visit with Mazria to see how the industry has progressed in the last four years.
What did winning the 2011 Hanley Award mean to you, and what did you use the $50,000 grant for?
Mazria: The ceremony was terrific. It happened at Greenbuild, during the Residential Summit, and it was a great chance to really celebrate the movement within the building sector, especially the residential part of the sector. It meant quite a bit for us [at Architecture 2030], being recognized in that way, and the event itself brought together so many people in that sector to celebrate that progress. As for the grant money, we used it to employ graphic and web designers for Architecture 2030.