We know that the economic climate in 2011 has continued to be challenging, so we're all the more grateful and flattered that so many of you continue to rely on our tools and resources for insight, guidance, and community.
We're especially honored by the growth we've seen in enterprise licenses to firms and universities, illustrating the value of BuildingGreen Suite for bringing designers and students up to speed on core green building knowledge.
This past year was both challenging and exciting. Our efforts to serve you are continuing on many fronts, including our newly redesigned GreenSpec website, ongoing exploration of the latest topics in Environmental Building News, and steady growth of the amazing LEEDuser community (check out how much help people are getting and giving each other on the forums--it's free!).
With Alex Wilson on sabbatical for eight months, we proved that our team is robust enough to continue producing great resources through his absence. And we're excited to have him back, energized by the break from daily deadlines and motivated to reengage with our various initiatives, including an exploration of resilient design. Our collaboration with the Healthy Building Network extended beyond Pharos; we also joined them in launching the new Health Product Declaration--an open standard for reporting on product ingredients and health hazards.
We also continued working on research with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on the energy and comfort benefits of various window attachments, created more case studies for ReGreen (the residential remodeling program), and provided technical guidance and content to GreenBuildingAdvisor and GreenSource magazine.
In our latest customer surveys we learned that you are looking for the latest on new developments in building science, materials research, energy modeling, BIM, and post-occupancy performance. Among larger firms integrative design is a particularly hot topic. We'll have these priorities in mind as we plan our upcoming articles and special reports.
As we dive into 2012 and beyond, we're more committed than ever to working with you to create the resources you need to keep transforming the building industry into a force for positive change. We've been true to that mission since we launched Environmental Building News 20 years ago, as the first dedicated green building publication. Please share your thoughts on how we can best support you and pursue that mission over the next 20 years!
Happy Holidays, and may your deepest wishes be fulfilled.