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ECOHOME Announces 2013 Chairs for Vision 2020


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Irina Woelfle IWPR Group
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2013) — ECOHOME, the leading media source of information about certified green building products and projects, announced today the focus area chairs for its  Vision 2020 editorial initiative in 2013.
Vision 2020 brings together a dream team of builders, architects and other industry experts who are striving to create a sustainable future. In 2012, the program’s inaugural year, the focus area chairs delivered new and actionable ideas for high-performance housing. Vision 2020 continues its exploration of sustainability metrics, milestones and opportunities in 2013 under the guidance of the chairs who are being announced today.
Led by Katie Weeks, ECOHOME’s editor in chief, and Rick Schwolsky, editor-at-large, Vision2020 convenes an esteemed group of the foremost experts in eight key areas of sustainable design. This cross-disciplinary group of authoritative minds will share research, projects and projections with green building colleagues to map a critical path toward sustainability for the residential construction industry between now and 2020.
“Following a successful, inspirational first year, Rick and I are excited to continue the deep diveof Vision 2020 in 2013,” Weeks said. “I’m honored to have such an esteemed group of 2013Focus Area Chairs on board to help us identify and track key green-building targets, metrics, and milestones as we move toward a more sustainable industry and future. I look forward tobuilding on the first-year pillars of Vision 2020 as we continue this discussion of critical issues inresidential construction.”
The Vision 2020 Focus Area Chairs for 2013 are:
Building Design + PerformanceAllison Ewing, Principal, Hays + Ewing Studio
Tedd Benson, Founding Owner, Bensonwood Homes
Mark Frankel, Technical Director, New Buildings Institute

Economics + Financing
Robert Sahadi, Director Energy Efficiency Finance Policy, Institute for Market Transformation

Energy Efficiency + Building Science
Dennis Creech, Executive Director, Southface Energy Institute
Mark LaLiberte, Vice President, Construction Instruction

Indoor Environmental Quality
Marilyn Black, PhD, Founder, GreenGuard/UL Environment

Materials + Products
Tom Lent, Policy Director, Pharos Project, Healthy Building Network

Sustainable Communities
John O. Norquist, President, CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism

Water Efficiency
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The program culminates in September with the Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C. The winter issue of ECOHOME will provide comprehensive coverage of the event and the year-long findings. Program coverage will also be online at www.ecobuildingpulse.com.

About ECOHOME
ECOHOME is an integral component of the Hanley Wood ECOBUILDING Network. It is a trusted media source for green-focused builders, architects, and other industry professionals and serves as a publication of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  In print, online, and in person, ECOHOME’s award-winning coverage of certified green building projects and products cuts through the confusion surrounding green/sustainable product selection, and delivers the highest levels of clarity, accuracy, and credibility to the home building professionals who rely on our content for professional guidance.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

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