September 29 2010

News from Cersaie

Doug Bothner, Associate at Ziger/Snead, liveblogging from the CersaieĀ International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings in Italy:

"Throughout history, humans have had to consider the environments' impact on building. Indeed, it is a matter of survival that our built environment protect us from the elements. But only in the last 30 years or so have we begun to seriously consider the built environments' impact on the environment."

Ron Jones (Green Builder) speaks at Cersaie on the state of the state of the green building movement in North America and the world.

Ron Jones is Founder and Editorial Director of Green BuilderĀ® Media. Considered to be one of the fathers of the green building movement, Ron has been instrumental in setting guidelines and standards with the two largest organizations in the building industry, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). In fact, he is the only person ever to serve as a member of the Boards of Directors for both of these organizations. He served as charter chairman of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee and is an original member of the LEED Homes Committee for the USGBC. Ron is also the owner of Sierra Custom Builders, a national, award-winning design/build company that specializes in challenging site projects and environmentally appropriate construction. He has served as a speaker and consultant to a variety of organizations including the American Solar Energy Society, National Recycling Association, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, NAHB, USGBC, International Housing Conference of the Americas, Fannie Mae Partnership Foundation, National Arbor Day Foundation, and many others in the private and public sectors. Ron recently won the prestigious Green Building Advocate of the Year award from the NAHB for his tireless efforts over the past 20 years in the green building space.

For more information visit Green Builder Resources.

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