Congratulations, Hanley Award Winner Alex Wilson
As editors working underleadership here at Environmental Building News, we deeply appreciate and enjoy the qualities Alex brings to his work: his seemingly bottomless energy and constant curiosity toward pursuing innovative, bold environmental solutions; his vision in founding BuildingGreen as a mission-based company; his courage in choosing to eschew advertising in EBN, demonstrating to our readers our focus on an unbiased, independent approach; and the way he’s taken tough stands in these pages on a wide range of human health and environmental issues over the 19 years of EBN’s publication.
We’re proud of Alex and glad to know that others see these same things—most recently the Hanley Foundation, EcoHome magazine, and publisher Hanley Wood, which just named Alex the 2010 winner of thefor Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. (He joins another one of our role models, 2009 winner Ed Mazaria, FAIA.) We’ll be cheering for Alex when he receives the award and an accompanying $50,000 grant at the USGBC Hanley Award Dinner ceremony on November 17th at the Greenbuild conference in Chicago.
As Bob Berkebile, FAIA, of BNIM Architects and EBN Advisory Board member, said, “Alex is the undisputed go-to person for deep knowledge about deep green. His ability to put context to the science helps the rest of us make better decisions.” Congratulations, Alex.