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Leading Industry Thinkers to Advocate for Deepening the Industry Commitment to Sustainable Building
February 4, 2014 (Washington, DC) – Hanley Wood announces the selection of ten remarkable individuals as members of the 2014 Hanley Wood Sustainability Council. The Council, which includes practicing architects, researchers, educators, and building scientists, will explore sustainability metrics, milestones, and opportunities for the residential and commercial construction and design industry as part of Hanley Wood’s Vision 2020 Initiative.
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Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDINGpulse / November 20, 2013
We humans have become an invasive species, gobbling up the Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate. And the planet has clearly had enough, as showcased by the ever-increasing frequency of droughts, floods, superstorms, and wildfires—all strong signs that our relationship with our global home is out of whack. Scientists are now 95 percent certain that we humans are the main cause of our current global warming through our production of greenhouse gasses. Our temperatures and sea levels continue to rise in step with the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, which passed 400 parts perRead More
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDING pulse / September 5, 2013
It’s common belief that we need to make significant changes to the building industry by the year 2030 to address critical issues of climate change. And we don’t have time to waste. So what needs to happen? All year, ECOHOME has gathered thought leaders in the industry via its Vision 2020 program to chart the path forward to the year 2030, with a specific focus on the year 2020 as a waypoint to track progress. On Sept. 4, we gathered our esteemed section chairs, program sponsors, and invited guests–all key players in the sustainable building realm–to discuss the path forward,Read More
ECOBUILDING Pulse / August 8, 2013
At the end of the first year of ECOHOME’s Vision 2020 program, Cliff Majersik, executive director for the Institute for Market Transformation and chair of the Vision 2020 Market Transformation focus area, concluded that dramatic change was needed in the building environment. “To truly transform the market and make high energy efficiency a baseline,” he wrote, “we’ll have to drive change in the ways buildings are designed, constructed, inspected, retrofitted, valued, bought and sold, and insured.” So how is the industry doing nearly one year later?
It’s been nearly a yearRead More