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The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Jennifer Goodman / ECOBUILDING pulse / July 31, 2013
An outstanding advocate for high-performance housing, Southface founder Dennis Creech is the 2013 winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing and its $50,000 prize.
Dennis Creech is not your ordinary environmentalist. Over nearly four decades in the sustainability movement, he has evolved into a new brand of green champion: a savvy, science-driven professional known for bringing opponents into the fold instead of shutting them out.
He wears many hats, from organizer and energy advocate to educator, manager, and building scientist. His most importantRead More
Mike Hower / Triple Pundit / April 25, 2013
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, those born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, otherwise known as Millennials, are talking a lot of talk without walking much of a walk, according to a recent study by DDB Worldwide.
Contrary to what many (especially young people) might think, those hailing from the Baby Boomer generation – their parents– are significantly more likely than Millennials to recycle. Some 66 percent of Boomers surveyed said they make an effort to recycle everything they possibly can, while only 53 percent of Millennials claimed to do so. Boomers also beatRead More
Carbon footprints, Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are all buzz words that seem to be popping up all over the place, but how can we use them to reduce Building Sector greenhouse gas emissions? Architecture 2030′s Francesca Desmarais outlines the 2030 Challenge for Products – a road map for reducing the embodied carbon of building products and closing the information gap obscuring the path to true carbon neutral buildings. Ms. Desmarais discusses the vision and strategy of the Products Challenge, how to use LCAs and EPDs, the critical