Looking Ahead: The Next 10 Years of Green Building

Five questions about our future.

| May/June 2009

  • David Orr oversaw the design and construction of the $7.2 million Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, described by The New York Times as "the most remarkable" of a new generation of college buildings and by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of 30 "milestone buildings" of the 20th century. The solar-powered building shares its excess energy with the community.
    Photo Courtesy Oberlin College

To mark Natural Home’s 10th anniversary, we asked as visionary group of architects and educators to predict what will happen to housing over the next decade. The insights they share are surprisingly full of optimism, creativity and hope.

Our Panelists:

Gil Friend, President and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Logic 

Pliny Fisk, Fellow, Center for Housing and Urban Development; Fellow, Sustainable Urbanism Center for Healthy Systems Design; Co-director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Sarah Susanka, Architect and best-selling author, The Not So Big House series (The Taunton Press)

David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President, Oberlin College; Author of five books, including Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building (The MIT Press, 2006)

6/23/2014 9:45:48 AM

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