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Re: GSBN:FYI another DCAT award



CASBA seconds the kudo(s).

MHB



--- Catherine Wanek mail@...
wrote:

> 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) ö The U.S. Green
> Building Council (USGBC) honored 2007âs 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.
>
> ãThe organizations and individuals represented at
> the awards truly embody the attributes expected
> of a green building leader,ä said Rick Fedrizzi,
> President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. ãIt is
> because of their passion and expertise that our
> mission of transforming the built environment
> within a generation has gained momentum.ä
>
> 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 Defenseâs 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, ãzero netä 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 1930âs and 1940âs.
>
> 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 & 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 Spitzerâs transition and
> is NRDCâs representative on Mayor Bloombergâs
> 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.
>
> ###
>
> About USGBC
> The U.S. Green Building Council is the nationâs
> 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¨ programs and services,
> the industryâs 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&#xE2;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&#xE2;s Greenbuild
> International Conference &amp; Expo convenes the
> industry&#xE2;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&#xE2;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&#xE2;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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