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RE: GSBN:FYI another DCAT award



<x-charset windows-1250>On behalf of Ausbale - the Australasian Straw Bale Association I wish to
congratulate DCAT and our very good friend David for winning the award

Well done Dave!!!

Bohdan Dorniak
President Ausbale 


     

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From: GSBN [<a  target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...";>mailto:GSBN@...] On Behalf Of Catherine Wanek
Sent: Wednesday, 14 November 2007 5:23 AM
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Subject: GSBN:FYI another DCAT award

Another reason to be proud to know David Eisenberg (as if we needed one)

USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders
Leadership Awards acknowledge extraordinary achievement

.......In the Organization Excellence category, David Eisenberg and the
Development Center for Appropriate Technology received the award in
acknowledgment of DCAT's focus on building sustainability into the codes
over the past dozen years. David Eisenberg has effectively communicated to
mainstream industry the importance of integrating green design principles
into municipal codes, and he has been tireless in his grassroots efforts to
educate and work hands on with green builders, both in the U.S., and
increasingly on an international level.

(Read the full press release below:)



USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders
Leadership Awards acknowledge extraordinary achievement

Chicago, IL (November 9, 2007) ? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
honored 2007?s most influential green building leaders yesterday at its
annual Leadership Awards celebration, which was held at the Merchandise Mart
during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago,
Illinois.  The USGBC Leadership Awards recognize companies and individuals
who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green
building design and construction.

?The organizations and individuals represented at the awards truly embody
the attributes expected of a green building leader,? said Rick Fedrizzi,
President, CEO &amp; Founding Chair, USGBC. ?It is because of their passion and
expertise that our mission of transforming the built environment within a
generation has gained momentum.?

The 2007 Leadership Awards recognize achievements in six categories
including Community, Education, LEED, Organizational Excellence, Research
and Advocacy.

In the Community category LEED faculty member Gail Linsey from Design
Harmony received the award for her integral role in the development of the
design charrettes for the LEED rating system as well as her innovative work
on the North Carolina Triangle J High Performance Guidelines and the Green
Building Advisor program. Her past projects include: the Greening of the
White House and the Pentagon, The Sustainable Design Initiatives for the
National Park Service, The International Green Building Challenge, and the
Department of Defense?s Sustainable Design Training Program. In the last few
years Gail has been assisting the U.S. EPA with their Energy Star Program.

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center was honored in the Education category. Based
in Baraboo, WI this LEED-Platinum building is the new headquarters and
construction center for the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Award honorees include
The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc., The Boldt Company Appleton, WI., Tom
Boldt and Theresa Lehman. The building is carbon-neutral, ?zero net? energy
in design and will produce over 110 percent of annual building energy needs.
A major building component includes site-harvested wood originally planted
during the land restoration efforts by the Leopold family in the 1930?s and
1940?s.

In the LEED category, Rob Harris, Chief of the Engineering Division of the
Directorate of Public Works, Ft. Bragg, NC received the award for his
aggressive program to adopt LEED-NC and LEED-EB in the military facilities
of Fort Bragg where a
$3 billion construction program will be completed over the next five years.
He is a powerful advocate and ambassador for green building for the federal
government, particularly within the department of defense.

In the Organization Excellence category, David Eisenberg and the Development
Center for Appropriate Technology received the award in acknowledgment of
DCAT's focus on building sustainability into the codes over the past dozen
years. David Eisenberg has effectively communicated to mainstream industry
the importance of integrating green design principles into municipal codes,
and he has been tireless in his grassroots efforts to educate and work hands
on with green builders, both in the U.S., and increasingly on an
international level.

KieranTimberlake Associates was honored in the Research category for
creativity in seamlessly integrating research into design. The firm commits
substantial resources toward research, development and innovation. Through
research into new materials, processes, assemblies and products,
KieranTimberlake seeks ways to improve the art, quality and craft of
architecture.

In the Advocacy category Ashok Gupta, Director, Air &amp; Energy Program,
Natural Resources Defense Council received the award in recognition of his
work on the New York State Green Building Tax Credit and the carbon neutral
redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. Ashok was co-chair of the
energy and environmental policy advisory committee for Governor Spitzer?s
transition and is NRDC?s representative on Mayor Bloomberg?s Sustainability
Advisory Board and Energy Policy Task Force. He was the primary architect of
the New York State Green Building Tax Credit, and he was instrumental in
securing the system benefit charge in NYS which has provided long-term
funding for green buildings.

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About USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation?s leading nonprofit
organization composed of corporations, builders, universities, government
agencies, and other nonprofit organizations working together to promote
buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy
places to live and work. Since its founding in 1993, the Council has grown
to more than 12,000 member companies and organizations, a broad portfolio of
LEED&#xAE; programs and services, the industry?s popular Greenbuild International
Conference and Expo (<<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org";>http://www.greenbuildexpo.org</a>>www.greenbuildexpo.org),
and a network of 72 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups.  The
Council?s vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation.
For more information, visit <<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.usgbc.org";>http://www.usgbc.org</a>>www.usgbc.org.

About Greenbuild
The U.S. Green Building Council?s Greenbuild International Conference &amp; Expo
convenes the industry?s largest gathering of representatives from all
corners of the green building movement.  Three days of extensive educational
programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events
provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest innovations,
exchange ideas and develop new business relationships.  Greenbuild 2007 will
be held on November 7-9, 2007 in Chicago, Il. at McCormick Place.  This
year?s conference is expected to draw over 20,000 attendees and will feature
more than 850 exhibit booths.  Visit
<<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.greenbuildexpo.org";>http://www.greenbuildexpo.org</a>>www.greenbuildexpo.org
for more information.  To view this year?s show from right from your
computer, go to <<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.greenbuild365.org";>http://www.greenbuild365.org</a>>www.greenbuild365.org.


   

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