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Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards Jury Appointed

Tuesday, October 9, 2012  
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The jury for the 2012 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards is now in place. The National Institute of Building Science’s Sustainable Buildings Industry Council appointed: Lance Davis, AIA; Martin Fischer; Maureen Guttman, AIA; Susan Piedmont-Palladino; and Jim. Sealy, FAIA.

"We are excited to have such a diverse and well-respected jury lined up for the 2012 Beyond Green™ Awards,” said Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA. "Their experience and expertise give them the perfect tools to decide which of the high-performance entries submitted this year are the most worthy of recognition.

”The Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards highlight those initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, while providing real-world examples of high-performance design and construction processes. The jury is responsible for selecting those buildings, initiatives and products that best exemplify the eight design objectives of high-performance, from all of the entries submitted to SBIC by the November 2 deadline. The 2012 award categories include High-Performance Buildings, High-Performance Initiatives, High-Performance Products and the Greg Franta Memorial Award.

SBIC will recognize the 2012 award winners on Thursday, January 10, 2013, during the Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Modular Buildings Institute. The luncheon and the co-located SBIC Symposium, which will focus on Fostering Innovation to Go Beyond Green™, are part a series of events taking place during Building Innovation 2013—The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference and Expo, January 7-11, at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

Lance Davis, AIA is the program manager for Design Excellence Architecture+Sustainability for the Chief Architect’s Office within the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)’s Public Buildings Service (PBS) in Washington, D.C. His sustainable expertise focuses on gaining knowledge and educating GSA and its client agencies on best practices and a broader concept of sustainability. He helped author and publish Sustainability Matters, which provides examples of GSA’s progress toward sustainability to date. Davis’ experience also includes twelve years as an architect focused on integrated sustainable design. His more prominent architectural work includes the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, both located in Washington, D.C., as well as the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington, Va., which achieved a LEED Silver rating. A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA Committee on the Environment, a founding board member of the National Capital Region Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a committee author for the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EB): Operations and Maintenance, and Davis is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Mississippi State University.

Martin Fischer is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science at Stanford University. He is also the director of Stanford’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering and the coordinator of building energy efficiency research at Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center. His research focuses on modeling, predicting, measuring and improving the life-cycle performance of the built environment. He is known globally for his work and leadership in developing virtual 4D modeling (time plus 3D) methods to improve project planning, enhance facility life-cycle performance, increase the productivity of project teams and further the sustainability of the built environment.

Maureen Guttman, AIA, is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience in energy-efficient and green building design. As the Building Code Assistance Project’s (BCAP) executive director, she has overseen the launch of a nationwide campaign to support the adoption of today’s model energy codes. In addition, she directs several technical, outreach and advocacy projects to help stakeholder groups realize the benefits of energy codes and efficient buildings. Prior to joining BCAP, Guttman spent four years as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Green Government Council, where she managed programs that provided over $34 million in consumer incentives for energy efficiency projects, developed construction incentive programs that required high-performance building standards, and other policies that encouraged efficiency and green buildings. She has served on several energy and green construction code development boards; the Pennsylvania Green Energy Loan Fund Advisory Board; and the International Code Council Sustainable Building Technology Committee. In 2010 Guttman was awarded the President’s Award by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of a career dedicated to advancing building code adoption and enforcement, and incorporation of sustainability into regulated building practices.

Susan Piedmont-Palladino is an architect and curator at the National Building Museum. Since joining the Museum in 2002, she has served as guest curator for Tools of the Imagination and consulting curator for Masonry Variations and Big & Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century. Her most recent exhibition, Green Community, was featured at the Museum from October 2008 through November 2009. She is also a professor of architecture at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Piedmont-Palladino co-edited Green Community, a series of essays on sustainable urban design, planning, and systems, published by the American Planning Association in 2009. She is also the editor of Tools of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press), the companion book to the exhibit of the same name. She is the author of Devil’s Workshop: 25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture (John Wiley and Sons, 2000), and contributor to Design Professions and the Built Environment (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997). She is the former national president of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility and served on the Design Committee for the National Peace Garden Foundation.

Jim. W. Sealy, FAIA, is a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors and previously served two terms as chairman. An architect, he was elected to the Board in 2007 in the public interest category. Sealy chairs the Building Seismic Safety Council Board of Direction. He also served on the Steering Committee that developed the Multihazard Mitigation Council, which was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sealy became involved in the writing of codes and standards in 1972 and has held continuous membership on a national, code-related committee since 1976, when he became a member of the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) Fire and Life Safety Subcommittee. He chaired the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building Performance and Regulations Committee Liaison Team to SBCCI and served on the AIA Codes and Standards Advisory Committee.

Learn more about the Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards. Download the Call for Entries. Register for the Luncheon.

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