A very interesting article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (USA)
It’s not often a cause or a movement has the opportunity to magnify its reach in one fell swoop, but after attending Greenbuild 2013, the annual gathering of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in Philadelphia this past November, clearly the preservation movement and the green building industry are coming together in new ways that could substantially amplify our community impact.
Rick Fedrizzi is the president, CEO, and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, and his closing plea at Greenbuild was “Join Us!” Let’s take him up on the offer! Our movement in historic preservation has a strong and active core of more than 750,000 members and supporters of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 188,000 employees represented by USGBC’s member companies expand our reach when we unify our efforts. We have an unprecedented opportunity to think beyond the individual building and focus on making great cities, towns, and neighborhoods together with our peers in the green building movement. They too have an opportunity to think beyond the walls and the products and the pieces of buildings to join us in our concern for people and the livability of places. Together, we can do more than we could ever accomplish separately.
To read the entire report follow this link: Greenbuild 2013: LEED v4 Takes the Stage