As Peter noted in a previous post, the green blog was launched a short time before Greenbuild in 2009, which means it has just passed its one-year anniversary. Since many people may be visiting the site for the first time during Greenbuild 2010, I’d like to welcome them to a forum that I believe brings a unique voice to the conversation on energy and sustainability in buildings.
Rather than offering one perspective from a single person, the green blog was designed to tap into the collective expertise and ideas of our executives, our clients and colleagues. People who have posted to the green blog include project managers, brokers, facility managers, interior consultants, engineers, facility managers, corporate real estate leaders, sustainability consultants, site selection experts, HR professionals, non-profit association leaders, LEED accredited professionals and C-suite executives. Contributors hail from across the U.S. and around the world. Posts have been on retail, hotels, industrial and data centers as well as office buildings.
Despite the disparity of viewpoints, a common theme unites virtually every contributor to the blog. That theme is the drive to create practical solutions that improve the environment—the indoor work environment as well as the world ecology—in ways that are financially viable and, whenever possible, produce measurable value. We understand that most company leaders sincerely want to pursue green strategies, but few will do so unless the costs and benefits are clearly understood.
As we open the blog to the collective wisdom of Greenbuild’s tens of thousands of participants, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas for making buildings more sustainable.